A post-doc position is available at the University of Naples Federico II. The position is funded for one year, but can be eventually extended for up to 2 years.
The candidate will work on the project "Large Area Nanoplasmonic Surfaces For Sers And Ters Bio-Imaging Applications Using Block-Copolymer Templates". This project is aimed to develop a new generation of SERS substrates able to provide high Raman enhancement, high reproducibility, high stability, large active area, easy and low cost fabrication procedures. These characteristics, together with the short-range probing character of SERS, should make our substrates ideal for a series of biological applications, including the Raman imaging of the membrane of a single cell. Particularly, we intend to apply our SERS substrates to a very challenging biotechnology problem: the protein-recognition present on the coat of Bacillus Subtilis spores, which are revealing as interesting vehicle for drug delivery.
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in spectroscopy and a good skill in chemicals preparations. Moreover, the ability in building up new optical set-ups and/or in cell/tissue biology is appreciated.
How to apply:
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Giulia Rusciano (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Antonio Sasso (email@example.com) by June, 15th.
Please look at the website http://lasom.na.infn.it/ for further information