Openings in the lab!

Current Job openings

Post-doc & PhD openings

We seek to hire outstanding experimentalists with an interest in answering biological questions from a quantitative point of view. Experience in a variety of fields, e.g. biophysics, single-molecule techniques, optical imaging, microscopy, nanosciences and nanofabrication, and molecular or cellular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, is welcomed. Applicants with a focus on biological questions as well as applicants interested in technology development are welcomed, as both types of interests lend themselves well to the research performed in the group.

The group aims at research at the highest international level: candidates of all backgrounds that fit into this environment are invited to apply. Women are particularly encouraged to apply, as they typically make up a smaller fraction of the applicant pool.

PhD positions are for 4 years, and postdoctoral positions are usually for 3+ years.

Applicants are invited to submit a letter including CV with publication list and names/email addresses of references, to Prof. Nynke Dekker.

We are currently hiring outstanding postdocs in the following areas:

  • Understanding the mechanisms of eukaryotic replication using single-molecule approaches.
  • This project provides the absolutely unique opportunity to work with reconstituted eukaryotic systems and to explore their functioning from a quantitative mechanistic point of view!!

    The formal job advertisement may be found here.

Postdoctoral candidates are also encouraged to ascertain whether they are eligible for external funding, for which there are many opportunities. A brief listing is provided here:

EMBO Long Term Fellowships

EU MArie Curie Fellowships. Here is an additional link.

Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowships

Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship

Life Science Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

NWO VENI Postdoctoral Fellowships or NWO Rubicon Postdoctoral Fellowships (The Rubicon program focuses on Dutch PhD graduates seeking postdoctoral positions abroad, but has a limited number of fellowships for postdocs performing research in The Netherlands)

We are currently hiring PhD students in the following areas:

  • Simplified replication systems for synthetic cells

Interested prospective PhD students may consider the following source of external funding:

Boehringer Ingelheim PhD Fellowships