Postdoc Position in Development and Application of in-situ Solid-state NMR (1.0 FTE)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 20 Nov 2023

31 Oct 2023
Job Information

Utrecht University
Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

20 Nov 2023 - 23:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

As Postdoc you will join the solid-state NMR group led by Prof. Marc Baldus. The group is part of the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research whose mission is to advance our understanding of life at the most detailed molecular level by using cutting-edge structural and analytical methods in combination with state-of-the-art molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology as well as biophysical and computational methods. During your research you will contribute to the development and application of high-sensitivity/resolution solid-state NMR methods for in-situ applications. Such studies range from bacterial and fungal cells to human cells grown as 2D or 3D cell cultures. The Baldus group actively collaborates with other research groups in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at the Utrecht University’s Faculty of Science, a renowned, world class centre of excellence and innovation in both research and education.

We invite applications from researchers who have the ambition to contribute to the further development of our in-situ NMR research lines. You will conduct your research in an international team where high-sensitivity NMR methods are being further developed and applied to elucidate and follow the organisation and function of biomolecular systems in their native environment. At our facilities you will have access and utilise state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation (including 1.2 GHz NMR and 800 MHz DNP systems) and fully equipped biochemical, cell biology and computational infrastructures. You will conduct your research in collaboration with local, national and international scientists in research areas ranging from in-cell protein structure elucidation and ligand binding to living materials as well as biocatalysis.

Specific Requirements

We are looking for an ambitious and creative scientist who is interested in working at the interface of NMR spectroscopy, biophysics and cellular structural biology. You enjoy being part of an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists, and meet multiple if not all of the following criteria:

  • a PhD in chemistry, physics or biology and solid expertise in NMR;
  • a general interest in NMR methodology and/or biochemistry and cell biology;
  • team working skills in an international scientific environment;
  • excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written .

Additional Information

We offer:

  • a position (1.0 FTE) for 2 years, with possibility to extend by 1 year upon positive evaluation;
  • a full-time gross salary between €3,226 and €5,090 in scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO);
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development , leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University .

Selection process

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

If you are enthusiastic about this position, just apply via the "Apply now" button! Please enclose:

  • your letter of motivation;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • names and email addresses of two references.

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Additional comments

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Marc Baldus , at [email protected] .

Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to [email protected] .

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Utrecht University
Postal Code
Heidelberglaan 8

Where to apply



Domplein 29
Postal Code

3512 JE


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