Postdoctoral Researcher on Gene Regulation of Malaria Parasites

Postdoctoral Researcher on Gene Regulation of Malaria Parasites

Published Deadline Location
6 Dec 9 Jan Nijmegen

Job description

We are looking to recruit an ambitious experimental biologist to join us at the Department of Molecular Biology in Radboud University Nijmegen. We aim to explore gene regulatory mechanisms that govern the development of the malaria parasite throughout its complicated life cycle. Your task, as a postdoctoral researcher, will primarily be to use and combine state-of-the-art ‘omics and functional genomic approaches (e.g. ChIP-seq, single-cell RNA-seq, quantitative proteomics) in order to gain insights into epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms governing parasite development during and beyond intraerythrocytic stages (e.g. gametocytes or liver stages). You will have the opportunity to develop novel ideas and work on additional independent projects that align with this research theme.


Radboud University


  • a PhD in molecular/cellular biology or a related field;
  • experience with malaria parasites is a not essential, but an advantage;
  • experience and/or keen interest in systems biology approaches (including RNA-, ChIP-, ATAC-seq, proteomics, metabolomic or single-cell transcriptomic approaches);
  • affinity with bioinformatic analysis of large datasets;
  • excellent communication skills in English;
  • strong analytical skills and a result-oriented attitude;
  • creative thinking and a high degree of independence.

Conditions of employment

  • employment: 1.0 FTE
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,166 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10)
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • duration of the contract: 1.5 years with intention for extension
  • classification in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO): Postdoctoral Researcher, Level 4
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation

The Faculty of Science is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.


Faculty of Science
The Department of Molecular Biology at Radboud University is one of the leading research departments that use state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic technologies to uncover the molecular basis of development and differentiation in the context of health and disease. The department consists of some 50 researchers and provides a vivid and international working environment.
The department also has a long-standing history in malaria research, including vaccine development, proteomics and genomics studies. Current research focuses on uncovering transcriptional and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that govern parasite development and survival. Part of the proposed work will be carried out at one of Europe’s largest malaria facilities operated by the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Radboud university medical center.
Further information on Richárd Bártfai

Additional information

Dr. Richard Bartfai
Telefoon: +31 24 3610561

No commercial propositions please.


  • Postdoc positions
  • Natural Sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • max. €4166 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 62.99.18



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Make sure to apply no later than 9 Jan 2019.