Project description

Subject: Physics/Chemical Physics.

The Department of Physics have a PhD position available for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate for studies in the area of aqueous solutions and protein hydration using x-ray scattering experimental techniques. The applicant is expected to play a key role in understanding the role of water in biochemical reactions by performing cutting-edge experiments at x-ray national and international facilities. The host laboratory consists of world leading water researchers with expertise in X-ray diffraction techniques. The position is placed at the Department of Physics (Albanova) and the PhD student will work as part of the group “Structural dynamics of aqueous solutions” (www.fysik.su.se/english/chemical-physics-division/research-groups/structural-dynamics-of-aqueous-solutions). The group activity is related to understanding role of water in chemical and biophysical processes from a fundamental statistical physics perceptive. The current project is funded by the Swedish Research Council and aims to probe prototype glass-formers, aqueous solutions and hydrated protein dynamics utilizing coherent x-ray diffraction techniques in novel x-ray sources, such as the Swedish synchrotron MAX IV and the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser.

 

Ref. No. SU FV-0348-20

Closing date: 1 March 2020

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