Nethrlands: PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in Biophysics

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The Molecular Biophysics group has openings for several PhD and postdoctoral researchers in the following research projects:

1) Role of torque in DNA-protein interactions*;

2) DNA topology: creation and annihiliation of supercoils*;

3) Dynamic liquid-AFM imaging of a variety of nucleotide-protein interactions**;

4) Single-molecule studies of RNA-protein interactions*;

5) Single-molecule studies of homologous recombination in DNA repair**.


University Graduate
The department is
looking for outstanding experimentalists to participate in these
projects. Experience in biophysics, biology, single-molecule
techniques, or nanoscience is needed. The group aims to conduct
research at the highest international level; candidates that fit into
this environment are invited to apply.


Delft University of Technology Department of Nanoscience

The Nanoscence Department is part of the
Faculty of Applied Sciences. The research of the Molecular Biophysics
group focuses on single-molecule biophysics. The group employs magnetic
and optical tweezers, AFM, single-molecule fluorescence, and
nanofabricated structures to study biomolecular systems and foster new

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 3500 – 4000

Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 3678
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 2-4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
These are fulltime (1.0 FTE) positions. PhD positions are offered for a
period of four years. Postdoctoral positions are offered for a period
of 2-3 years. The monthly salary for a PhD will be to a maximum of €
2558 gross. The monthly salary for a postdoctoral researcher (scale 10)
will be to a maximum of € 3678 gross, depending on the level of
experience. Delft University of Technology strives to increase the
number of women in higher academic positions; women are thus especially
encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Dr. Nynke Dekker (for projects marked *)
Telephone number: +31 (0)15-2783210
E-mail address:
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

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You can apply for this job before 31-12-2008 by sending your application to:

Mw. E. Kuiper
Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft

E-mail address:

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number ATTNWNS07-059.


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