NB! This position has been filled

Research area and project description:

The ESR will: i) design and test robust mechanisms for rapid actuation of synthetic molecular machinery, constructed using techniques of structural DNA nanotechnology, using both photochemical and chemical energy sources. ii) develop modular linear and rotary actuators; iii) implement modules capable of extended linear and rotary motion; iv) demonstrate precise, repeatable and programmable motion including extended motion between programmable end stops; v) integrate modules to produce a general-purpose multi-axis robot capable of positioning and orienting molecular components.

The position is for 3 years and is funded by the PhD school DNA-Robotics, a recently established Innovative Training Network (ITN) under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions research fellowship programme. DNA-Robotics will foster the development of a new generation of scientists with the skills required to meet futures challenges in bionanotechnology, from fundamental science to novel applications. The project will involve 3 months of secondments in total at one or more of the other partners in the network.