Netherlands: PhD in Biophysics at Delft University of Technology

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The Aubin-Tam group at TU Delft is looking for a highly motivated PhD student with experience in physics or biophysics for the study of the mechanisms by which toxins and viruses invade their host cell. Single molecule techniques will be used for this study, as well as electron microscopy. The project is highly interdisciplinary and involves physics, biochemistry and instrumentation.

Our group is a dynamic, highly multidisciplinary and growing research laboratory that uses single molecule techniques, such as optical trapping, to study macromolecular machines.
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The candidate should have a Master degree in the field of physics or biophysics. The position will be for a fixed term of four years and is expected to result in a PhD. Good communication skills in English are required.

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with a contract of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and references along with a letter of application by 1 March 2014 to Dr. Aubin-Tam,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWBN13-052.

Contract type: Temporary, 4 years


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.


Applied Sciences

The Department of Bionanoscience of TU Delft is dedicated to research at the interface between nanoscience, synthetic biology, and cell biology. It studies single cells in all their complexity down to the molecular level, from both fundamental scientific and application points of view. It operates as part of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Faculty of Applied Sciences and aims at a leading international position.

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Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam
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