Post-doctoral position in Single-molecule Protein Sequencing and enzymology

Post-doctoral position in Single-molecule Protein Sequencing and enzymology

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19 Dec 29 Jan Groningen

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Post-doctoral position in Single-molecule Protein Sequencing and enzymology (1.0 FTE)
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Job description

A post-doctoral position is available in the group of Giovanni Maglia at the University of Groningen in the field of single-molecule protein sequencing and single-molecule enzymology using nanopores.

Biological nanopores are an exciting new class of biosensors, which found practical application is in single-molecule DNA sequencing and single-molecule analysis.
We will focus on designing and engineering biological nanopores to recognize either peptides or individual amino acids in proteins. A wide variety of problems will be tackled, which will require designing nanopore, model protein substrates, engineering unfoldases and proteases. The nanopores will be tested using single-molecule electrophysiology techniques.

Job tags:
Single-molecule enzymology, protein sequencing, chemical biology, biochemistry, biophysics


University of Groningen


The successful applicant has:

• a PhD Degree in one of the following expertise: molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, biophysical analysis, advanced data analysis or related disciplines
• experience in molecular biology or biophysical techniques
• a good command of English (oral and written)
• enthusiastic and a team player.
Proficiency in complex data analysis will be an advantage but it is not a requirement.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

We offer stimulating scientific environment, access of state-of-the-art devices and techniques, and a beautiful and modern working environment. Employment possibilities will also become available at spinout company from the laboratory.

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary from a minimum of € 3,557 gross per month up to a maximum of € 4,670 gross
per month (salary scale 10) based on a full-time position and dependent on qualificationand work experience
• a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees
• a personal budget of € 1,000 per year that is dedicated for additional training and career activities
• career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another two or three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year.

The preferred starting date is as soon as possible


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  • max. €4670 per month
  • University graduate
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