Postdoc and PhD student position in Molecular Neuroscience with Cutting Edge Super Resolution Light Microscopy


The laboratory headed by Dr. Ilaria Testa is part of the School of Engineering Science of the KTH Royal institute of Technology, one of the leading European universities in technology and natural sciences. The lab is located in the Cellular Biophysics unit at the Science for Life Laboratory in close proximity to the campus of the Karolinska Institute.

The Testa lab is a multidisciplinary group of biologists, chemists and physicists committed to the development and application of super-resolution light microscopy for the life sciences. In particular, the Testa lab is interested in studying molecular processes in living nerve cells and tissues at relevant temporal and spatial resolution.

Job description
We are looking for a highly self-motivated and curiosity-driven candidate with an expertise in biology that is looking to make original contributions to the field of super-resolution microscopy. The candidate will work on a collaborative project investigating the nanoscale organization and dynamics of proteins in living neurons and brain tissue. Expertise in the field of molecular and cell biology is required. We offer an outstanding scientific environment and a vibrant working climate with individual freedom and various possibilities for professional development. The work will be funded by the European Union within the ERC project “MoNaLISA”.

Qualifications
The candidate should hold an excellent university degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related discipline. Practical experience and knowledge in molecular biology and cell culture (including molecular cloning, CRISPR genome editing, Western blotting, immunofluorescence staining, transfection, etc.) is required. Further, skills in fluorescence imaging and labeling strategies for (super resolution) microscopy are desired, but not essential. He/she should be a creative problem-seeker and -solver with the ability to troubleshoot independently, motivate and communicate across various scientific disciplines.

To apply
Please send your application by e-mail (as a single PDF) and do not hesitate to contact us by phone or mail for any further questions related to the position.

Ilaria Testa, PhD.
Assistant Professor
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dept. of Applied Physics
Email: testa@kth.se; ilaria.testa@scilifelab.se
phone  0046(0)736568380