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A postdoctoral position in gravitational physics is available at the Physics Department of Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. The position is for two years starting January 1, 2018 with a re-evaluation at the end of the first year. A third year is possible upon the availability of funding. Selected candidate will undertake research on gravitational physics with Fethi M Ramazanoğlu, mainly using numerical methods (see http://mysite.ku.edu.tr/framazanoglu/ for more information) The candidate is expected to have a strong background in gravitational physics and general relativity. Knowledge of numerical methods is desired, but not required.

Please upload your CV with publications list, research statement and three references at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9470. Deadline is October 1, 2017, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Compensation: The salary is 2800 Turkish liras per month and tax exempt. Koç University provides free shared housing near the university, or a housing allowance depending on the candidate’s preference. Meal tickets covering lunches are also provided free of charge.

Work Place: Koç University is a leading research institute with a lively physics department. We are located among the forests of northern Istanbul with an easy commute to the city center. Istanbul is a global metropolis spanning the intersection of Europe and Asia with an active social life and many natural beauties.

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the in the Laboratory of Centrosomes, Cilia and Microtubules at Koç University. The central questions behind our work is understanding how centrosomes and cilia are assembled, maintained and dynamically altered during cell cycle, as well as elucidating what goes awry in diseases associated with abnormalities in centrosome/cilium complex. We take a multidisciplinary approach to address these questions, combining genomic, proteomic, biochemical and cell biological methods. For details please see https://mysite.ku.edu.tr/ekaralar/)

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related fields. To apply please send a cover letter summarizing your research interests, description of past research accomplishments, and your CV, along with contact information for at least 2 references to: ekaralar@ku.edu.tr

Nearly one in 5000 people inherit mtDNA mutations that can cause disease. Others are afflicted with mtDNA-associated disease after long-term treatment with anti-viral or anti-cancer agents. Moreover, throughout our lifespan, we accumulate damage to our mtDNA, raising the possibility that mtDNA damage is a cause of aging. One long term aim of our laboratory is to find genetic and pharmacological methods by which we can increase the fitness of human cells with impaired mitochondria.

Successful candidates for this technician position should have a record of academic success during their undergraduate and, if applicable, master’s degree studies. Experience in molecular and microbiological techniques is favourable, and the candidate should be meticulous in their approach to laboratory tasks and
record keeping. Strong communication skills in both Turkish and English are essential.

Interested candidates should Email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact details of three references to Dr. Cory Dunn (cdunn@ku.edu.tr). The subject line should include the text “TECHAPP”.

More information about the laboratory can be found at: http://mitolab.ku.edu.tr

Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position in optoelectronics and photonics.The candidate should have strong background in optoelectronics and photonics. The successful candidate will conduct experimental research in free space and guided wave laser spectroscopy. The successful candidate will collaborate with an international team of scientists and engineers. The salary is competitive. The postdoctoral position is for two years.  Starting date of the project is Fall 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications including a cv, list of publications, and at least three recommendation letters should be sent to: Professor Ali Serpengüzel, Koç University, Department of Physics, Sarıyer, 34450, İstanbul, Turkey. aserpenguzel@ku.edu.tr

An enthusiastic post-doctoral candidate who will take part in the development and characterization of theranostic nanoparticles is needed.

Canditates who are experienced in cell culture techniques, gene transfection and real-time PCR are preferred.

Funding is avaliable for two years.

Position is available immediately.


Contact: fyagci@ku.edu.tr


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Koç Üniversitesi Rumeli Feneri Yolu

Sarıyer, 34450 Istanbul, Türkiye

Two postdoc, two PhD students and one technician positions are now available for different subprojects within a recently awarded ERC Starting Grant project. The overall aims of these projects are to study the biogenesis and function of the centrosome/cilium complex by focusing on their regulation of the underappreciated structures termed centriolar satellites. The available subprojects are highly interdisciplinary and include among others the development and use of state-of-the-art live-imaging assays (FRAP, photoactivation, SNAP) to study the dynamic behaviour of centrosome/cilium proteins, the use of proximity-labeling techniques and biochemical purifications to elucidate the changes in the proteome of the centrosome/cilium complex under different conditions and the use of genome-editing to generate cell lines for the proposed experiments. In addition, molecular cloning, cell biology and protein purification techniques will be routinely used. Candidates with a strong background in cell biology, biochemistry and/or proteomics are encouraged to apply, lab website (https://mysite.ku.edu.tr/ekaralar/). To apply, please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to ekaralar@ku.edu.tr

A postdoctoral position is open in Assoc. Prof. Alkan Kabakcioglu’s group. The position is for two years starting August 1, 2016 (with a re-evaluation at the end of the first year). Selected candidate will work on dynamical aspects of nucleic acid folding by means of computer simulations and analytical methods, while s/he may also get involved in the other projects conducted by the group (see http://home.ku.edu.tr/~akabakcioglu). In addition to a decent publication record, the candidate is expected to have a strong background in statistical physics and demonstrated skills in computational methods. Please provide three reference letters. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Contact: akabakcioglu@ku.edu.tr

We have a postdoctoral opening for an outstanding individual to work with Asst. Prof. Sarp Kaya in the area of (photo)electrochemical energy conversion. The project is primarily related to renewable hydrogen production. The successful candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering, or material science and is expected to independently lead and execute the research projects. A strong electrochemistry background and experience is a plus.


The project will be conducted in Koç University TÜPRAŞ Energy Center (KUTEM). Salary will be competitive. Candidates should send their curriculum vitae with a list of publications and the names of three references to sarpkaya@ku.edu.tr.