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PhD in the field of single-molecule biophysics
The Faculty of Science and the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is looking for a PhD in the field of single-molecule biophysics (1.0 FTE).
- Begijnhof, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
- € 2222 - € 2840 per maand
The PhD student will design and perform single-molecule experiments to understand how chaperones reshape folding landscape of proteins.
The responsibilities of the position include:
- Establish the single-molecule research line ;
- Design and perform experiments and data analysis;
- Train master student and supervise their research;
- Presentation of the results to team members and other associated partners;
- Contribution to grant writing activities;
- Contribution to our education program.
- An academic degree (MSc) in physics (experimental and/or theoretical) or engineering;
- Experience with working in an international environment;
- Good written and verbal English communication skills;
- A good publication record is a plus;
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully work and get things done in teams.
We offer a position for initially one year. After a positive evaluation of the progress of the thesis, personal capabilities and compatibility the appointment will be extended by a further three years. Salary ranges from €2,222 to €2,840 gross per month (pay scale P in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at www.workingat.leiden.edu/.
The appointment should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). A training & supervision plan will be drafted, including attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD-student is also expected to assist in teaching undergraduates.
All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School of Science (www.graduateschools.leidenuniv.nl/). Our Graduate School offers several PhD training courses at three levels: professional courses, skills training and personal effectiveness. In addition, advanced courses to deepen scientific knowledge are offered by the research school.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Enquiries can be made to Dr. Alireza Mashaghi, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than 30 January 2018 an email to Dr. Alireza Mashaghi at email@example.com. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:
- A cover letter explaining your motivation, background, and qualifications for the position;
- A detailed CV (including a list of publications);
- Contact information of two references;
- Copies of diplomas and a list of your courses taken and grades obtained.
Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.
The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.
The Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) is a leading institute dedicated to world-class research and education in drug discovery and development. LACDR comprises a diverse and international team of 150 researchers and is ideally located at the Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest life science cluster in the Netherlands.
The Mashaghi lab has a world-leading reputation in the field of biophysics. The lab is involved in interdisciplinary research at the interface of physics, engineering and biomedicine. We enjoy developing highly innovative approaches to high-impact questions, working with advanced technologies and writing compelling publications.