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. Finally, candidates of all backgrounds who judge that they would thrive in our lab and research environment are also invited to apply.

Open NWO- or ERC-funded positions 

We have openings for outstanding researchers in the exciting area of eukaryotic replication: Understanding the mechanisms of eukaryotic replication on bare and on chromatin DNA using single-molecule approaches. This is new and exciting terrain in single-molecule biophysics!

We currently have an opening for an outstanding postdoc with a strong background in biophysics. This project provides you the unique opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment in order to study reconstituted eukaryotic systems and to explore their functioning from a quantitative mechanistic point of view.

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, to Prof. Nynke Dekker.

Spontaneous applications

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

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.
  • 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
  • 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