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PhD in the fields of single molecule & single cell biophysics

The Faculty of Science and the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR) are looking for a PhD in the fields of single molecule & single cell biophysics

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Einsteinweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


The PhD student will design and perform various single-molecule experiments to understand folding dynamics of (native and/or engineered) biomolecules and to address key questions in disease biology. The projects are related to our previous research on protein folding, polymer physics, and molecular topology. In this research, the student will combine experimental and theoretical/computational approaches.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Design and perform experiments and data analysis;
  • Writing high quality scientific manuscripts;
  • Train master student and junior PhD students 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.


The ideal candidate should fulfill (most of) the following criteria:

  • An academic degree (MSc) in science with excellent records in of the following areas;
  • Physics (experimental and/or theoretical) or engineering with related experience;
  • Structural biology/biochemistry (extensive experience with bioinformatics and protein modeling);
  • Experience with working in an international environment;
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully work and get things done in teams.


We offer a full-time 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 range from € 2.395,- to € 3.061,- 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.  Additional budget allows for research visits abroad and attendance of international conferences. More at Overview of terms and conditions of employment - Leiden University

All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School of Science. 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.