Research Technician Chemical Biology

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Deadline: 07 Nov 2021

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.
Chemical Biology Groups

The Chemical Biology groups belong to the organic chemistry division. We are part of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of Science, and are part of the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems (AIMMS). Within the Chemical Biology groups we are interested in designing and synthesizing ligand inspired peptidomimetics to modulate protein functions such as transcriptional activity. In addition, we apply our knowledge of peptide modifications to the chemical modification and stabilization of folded proteins. Structural elucidation via X-ray protein crystallography belongs to our core competences. The section is also involved in education within the Bachelor's and/or Master's degree programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Natural Sciences, Science Business and Innovation and Biomolecular Sciences at VU University Amsterdam, as well as the Joint Degree Chemistry (VU University and University of Amsterdam).

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