Job openings

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.

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. See further details below.

Open positions for postdoctoral researchers interested in eukaryotic replication

We have two openings in the exciting area of single-molecule studies of eukaryotic replication for postdoctoral researchers who will be based in Oxford, as we are moving there in the coming months (by June 2024).

Biophysicists, quantitative biochemists, microscopists, etc. are highly encouraged to apply via the above links. A complete CV (including a complete publication list) and the names plus email addresses of three references should be included. Preliminary enquiries may be directed to Prof. Nynke Dekker.

Open positions for Ph.D. students

We will be hiring new Ph.D. students to join us in Oxford. Interested candidates should contact Prof. Nynke Dekker well in advance of January 2025 deadlines at the University of Oxford.

Other positions

If you have relevant technical expertise and are interested in technical/senior scientist positions (to be advertised later in the year), please contact Prof. Nynke Dekker.

Postdoctoral researchers interested in viral replication

We will have openings for postdoctoral researchers in viral replication, in collaboration with research groups at Oxford. Interested candidates are requested to contact Prof. Nynke Dekker to explore the possibilities.

Options for external funding

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 Fellowships
  • EU Marie Curie Fellowships
  • Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Research Fellowships
  • Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Life Science Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • NWO Rubicon Postdoctoral Fellowships (for joining us at Oxford)

Prospective PhD students may consider the following source of external funding:  

  • Boehringer Ingelheim PhD Fellowships