Openings in the lab!

Job openings for Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

We are a strongly collaborative and interdisciplinary group that aims at research at the highest international level. We hire outstanding experimental scientists interested in answering biological questions from a quantitative point of view. Experience in one or more of a variety of fields, e.g. biophysics, single-molecule techniques, optical imaging or microscopy, biochemistry, molecular biology, or quantitative cell biology, is welcomed. Candidates of all backgrounds who judge that they would thrive in such an 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 3-4 years.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter explaining their motivation and fit to the group, together with a CV (including a complete publication list) and the names plus email addresses of three references, to Prof. Nynke Dekker.

For the academic year 2019-2020, we have openings for outstanding researchers in the following areas:

  • Understanding the mechanisms of eukaryotic replication on bare DNA using single-molecule approaches. This project provides you the unique opportunity to work with reconstituted eukaryotic systems and to explore their functioning from a quantitative mechanistic point of view. We have openings for both PhD students and postdocs. See the official ad posted here.

Candidates interested in viral or bacterial replication are requested to contact Prof. Nynke Dekker.

External funding opportunities

Postdoctoral candidates are also encouraged to assess 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)

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

Boehringer Ingelheim PhD Fellowships