Postdoc position in the field of single-molecule biophysics

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 27 May 2024

29 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
Research Field

Physics
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Netherlands
Application Deadline

27 May 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Not Applicable
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?

No

Offer Description

The successful candidate will investigate investigate protein-nucleic acids interactions using high-throughput force and fluorescence spectroscopy approaches, such as magnetic tweezers (MT) and total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM).


Requirements
Specific Requirements

We are seeking for

  • an outstanding experimentalist with experience in mechanical engineering, biophysics, biotechnology, and/or physics. Experience in optics, computer programming (LabVIEW, Python, Matlab, C++, etc.) and/or quantitative investigation of protein-nucleic acids interactions.
  • a creative and hard-working and very collaborative individual with strong work ethic, interested in crossing research fields between biology, physics, and data science.

They will successfully develop and combine different expertise in physics, biology and data science to unravel fundamental aspect in gene expression regulation in viruses and cells. Proficiency in English (both speaking and writing) is required.


Additional Information
Benefits

We offer guidance and help so you can develop the skills and experience to become an independent scientist. In addition, we offer an intellectually challenging position in a socially engaged organisation. At VU Amsterdam, you contribute to education, research and service for a better world. And that is valuable. So in return for your efforts, we offer you:

  • a competitive salary
  • The appointment will initially be for 1 year. After a satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, the contract will be extended for a total duration of 3 years.

We also offer you attractive fringe benefits and arrangements. Some examples:

  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge
  • A full-time 38-hour working week comes with a holiday leave entitlement of 232 hours per year. If you choose to work 40 hours, you have 96 extra holiday leave hours on an annual basis. For part-timers, this is calculated pro rata.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • discount on (and occasionally exclusive access to) theater performances and courses at the Griffioen Cultural Center

Additional comments

The selected applicant is expected to start as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter (one page maximum), a curriculum vitae, a publication list and the contact details of 3 references to Dr. David Dulin ([email protected] ). All the documents must be written in English.

Applications received by e-mail will not be considered.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.


Website for additional job details

https://www.academictransfer.com/338381/

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Country
Netherlands
City
Amsterdam
Postal Code
1081HV
Street
De Boelelaan 1085
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/338381/postdoc-position-in-the-field-of-sin…

Contact
City

Amsterdam
Website

http://www.vu.nl/
Street

De Boelelaan 1105
Postal Code

1081 HV

STATUS: EXPIRED

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