Postdoc in the field of single-molecule biophysics

Research / Academic

The postdoctoral fellow will design and perform single-molecule experiments to understand chaperone assisted proteins folding. The project involves studying endocrine signaling proteins and their involvement in the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy or cancer. The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Establish the single-molecule research line;
  • Protein engineering and purification;
  • Design and perform experiments and data analysis;
  • Deliver the required items according to the timeplan of the supporting funding agency;
  • Train PhD and master students and supervise their research;
  • Present the results to team members and other associated partners;
  • Write postdoctoral grants such as Marie Curie and LEaDing Fellows Postdoc Programme to continue working in our group;
  • Contribute to grant writing activities to bring funding to the lab;
  • Contribute to our education program.


  • Academic degree (PhD) in biophysics, protein biochemistry, or related areas;
  • Decent publication record;
  • Experience with protein engineering and purification is a plus;
  • Experience with working in an international environment;
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully work and get things done in teams.

Salary Benefits:

We offer a full-time, one year term position, with the possibility of renewal for up to three more years depending on the availability of funding and the performance. Salary range from € 2.709,- to € 4.274,- gross per month (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information: Working at Leiden University.

Work Hours:

36 - 38 hours per week


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