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AMOLF
AMOLF
Amsterdam, Netherlands

AMOLF

AMOLF Physics of functional complex matter

Structure and purpose

AMOLF scientists are continuously searching for the fundamental relationship between the architecture and interactions of complex matter and material systems and their purpose and function. Such a ‘system’ can be a complex of biomolecules with properties that make life possible. It can be a nanostructure of a semiconductor with metal particles that capture light. Or a newly designed material with very different mechanical properties than you might expect. What exactly is happening at the macro-, micro- or nanoscales and how can this be explained? AMOLF researchers cover a broad domain. However they all use research methods from physics to understand and manipulate a system.

Innovation and talent

AMOLF wants to enable new and highly promising lines of research to blossom quickly and to discover and develop talent. The institute’s structure is geared towards this. Young ambitious group leaders are given plenty of freedom. Skilled and curious PhDs and postdocs come from all four corners of the globe. Specialized technicians ensure that when it comes to infrastructure no sky is too high. At AMOLF researchers with different areas of expertise meet each other daily. This makes AMOLF a breeding ground for new ideas.

Insights and answers

AMOLF carries out fundamental physics with an open eye for applications. The researchers work closely with universities, institutes, and companies. The aim is to translate insights from fundamental research into answers to urgent societal questions.

8 VACATURES VAN DEZE WERKGEVER

AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
Postdoc: Synthetic cell division mediated by membrane fission
Synthetic cell division mediated by membrane fissionLiving cells have the remarkable ability to autonomously grow, divide and move. The Biological Soft Matter group at AMOLF uses bottom up synthetic biology to understand how the cytoskeleton and the plasma membrane of the cell…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
PhD-student: Spatial regulation of cell division in synthetic cells
Spatial regulation of cell division in synthetic cellsLiving cells have the remarkable ability to autonomously grow, divide and move. The Biological Soft Matter group at AMOLF uses bottom up synthetic biology to understand how the cytoskeleton and the plasma membrane of the...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
PhD-student: Constructing active lipid vesicles: a bottom-up synthetic biology approach to studying phagocytosis
As a PhD-student in our Physics of Cellular Interactions group headed by Dr. Kristina Ganzinger, you will apply state-of-the-art techniques to measure the dynamic interplay of a model cytoskeleton and lipid membranes for the first time in the context of phagocytosis. With a...
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
PhD-student: Nano-mechanical dynamics of single protein-chaperone complexes, studied with optical tweezers and super-resolution fluorescence
Despite the profound importance of chaperones to all proteins, the principles of their action remain surprisingly mysterious. We know that polypeptide chains fold into complex structures, but how can another protein help to solve this puzzle? The structure and function of…
AMOLF
AMOLF
Locatie: Amsterdam, Nederland
Postdoc: Nano-mechanical dynamics of single protein-chaperone complexes, studied with optical tweezers and super-resolution fluorescence
Despite the profound importance of chaperones to all proteins, the principles of their action remain surprisingly mysterious. We know that polypeptide chains fold into complex structures, but how can another protein help to solve this puzzle? The structure and function of…