Openings in the lab!

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.

Job openings for Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

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 or microscopy,¬†biochemistry, molecular biology, or quantitative cell biology, is welcomed. Applicants interested in using such approaches to answer key biological questions would fit the group’s current interests best.

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 postdoctoral 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.
  • Understanding the relationships between DNA replication and repair in prokaryotes using in vivo single-molecule approaches. This project will allow you to explore processes while they occur inside of the cell using quantitative microscopy.

For the project on eukaryotic replication, talented prospective PhD students are also welcome to apply.

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