How membrane is remodeled inside cells has been a fundamental question in biology. The Otsuka and Martens Labs share an interest in membrane sculpting and quality control. We plan to visualize membrane remodeling during the selective degradation of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and other cargoes during selective autophagy. To this end, we will employ light and electron microscopy to achieve nanometer resolution of these events.
Successful candidates will
Take advantage of the knowledge and skills of Otsuka and Martens Labs in autophagy and correlative light-electron microscopy.
Carry out the project independently under the support of the two PIs.
Successful candidates should
Hold a PhD degree in the related field of biology (prior to beginning employment).
For the eligibility criteria of the VIP2 program, please visit: https://training.vbc.ac.at/vip2-post-doc-program
Desired skills and qualities:
Basic knowledge in molecular, cell, and structure biology
Hands-on experience in molecular and cell biology as well as microscopy
Fluency in English and good communication skills
Motivation to learn and develop new techniques
Please contact us by May 1st, 2021.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online in early May.
One successful candidate will discuss the project details with the two PIs and write an application for VIP2.
The VIP2 application deadline is June 15th, 2021 with a start date of January 1st, 2022.