Postdoctoral Researcher: Systems Biology of Malaria Gametocytes

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 14 May 2024

5 Apr 2024
Job Information

Radboud University
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

14 May 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

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?


Offer Description

Are you interested in studying sexual stages of malaria parasites and provide knowledge for malaria transmission blocking strategies? And do you cherish the power of omics technologies in dissecting complex cellular differentiation processes? Then join the Department of Molecular Biology as a postdoctoral researcher.

We are looking for an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with ample experience in systems biology and bioinformatics. Experience with malaria research is a plus but not strictly required. As a postdoctoral researcher, you will participate in a collaborative ZonMW open competition project (a team of two postdoctoral fellows embedded in two different institutes) dedicated to dissect gametocyte development in vivax-type malaria parasites. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to develop novel ideas and work on additional independent projects that align with this research theme.

Specific Requirements
  • You should hold a PhD in molecular biology, systems biology, parasitology, or a related field.
  • You have excellent communication and writing skills (in English).
  • You possess strong analytical/bioinformatic skills and have a result-oriented attitude.
  • You have creative thinking skills and a high degree of independence.
  • You have preferably experience with any of the following: single-cell RNA-sequencing, epigenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics analysis of large datasets, the biology of Plasmodium (gametocytes).

Additional Information
  • We will give you a temporary employment contract of 2 year contract with the possibility for extension.
  • Your salary within salary scale 10 depends on your previous education and number of years of (relevant) work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service . The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 20.

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Additional comments

You can apply no later than 14 May only via the button below. Address your letter of application to Richard Bartfai.

The first interviews will take place on Friday 17 May. You will preferably start your employment on 1 July.

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Radboud Universiteit
Postal Code
Houtlaan 4

Where to apply



Houtlaan 4
Postal Code

6525 XZ


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