PhD Positions in: Single-molecule Protein Sequencing and enzymology (2.0 FTE)

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: 15 Sep 2022

PhD Positions in: Single-molecule Protein Sequencing and enzymology (2.0 FTE) (222557-58)
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Job description

Several PhD and post-doctoral positions are available in the group of Giovanni Maglia at the University of Groningen in the field of single-molecule protein sequencing and single-molecule enzymology using nanopores. For the Postdoc position ad see: https://www.rug.nl/(...)ils=00347-02S0009H9P

Biological nanopores are an exciting new class of biosensors, which found practical application is in single-molecule DNA sequencing and single-molecule analysis.
We will focus on designing and engineering biological nanopores to recognize either peptides or individual amino acids in proteins. A wide variety of problems will be tackled, which will require designing nanopore, model protein substrates, engineering unfoldases and proteases. The nanopores will be tested using single-molecule electrophysiology techniques.

Job tags:
Single-molecule enzymology, protein sequencing, chemical biology, biochemistry, biophysics


Qualifications

The successful applicant has:

  • a Master degree in one of the following expertise: molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, Engineering, or related disciplines
  • a good command of English (oral and written)
  • enthusiastic and a team player.

Proficiency in complex data analysis will be an advantage but it is not a requirement.


Organisation

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global center of knowledge.


Conditions of employment

We offer stimulating scientific environment, access of state-of-the-art devices and techniques, and a beautiful and modern working environment. Employment possibilities will also become available at spinout company from the laboratory.

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • a salary of € 2,541 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3.,247 gross per month in the fourth and final year
  • a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
  • a holiday allowance of 8% of gross annual income
  • an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
  • minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment.

The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years is to be expected. A PhD training program is part of the agreement and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

The preferred starting date is as soon as possible.


Application

You may apply for this position by means of the online application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Please send us a complete application with the below-mentioned supporting documents as a single PDF:

  • cover letter with background and motivation
  • Curriculum vitae, including master's degree, work and research experience
  • two academic referees with contact details.

Applications should be submitted before September 15, 2022 (until September 14, 23:59 Dutch local time).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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Information

For information you can contact:

  • Dr. Giovanni Maglia, giovanni.maglia@rug.nl

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.


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