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Post-doc position in cryo-electron microscopy

The Maastricht University is searching for a post-doc candidate for its Nanoscopy division of the Multimodal Molecular Imaging institute (M4I).

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Robert Schumandomein, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2588 - € 4757 per maand


The successful candidate will work on the FETOPEN Q-sort project ( http://www.q-sort.eu), exploiting novel devices for quantum imaging and a kind of sparse-sensing approach to cryo-EM. Post-doc candidates will bring in expertise in at least one of the following: cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-tomography, single particle analysis, holography electron microscopy, quantum imaging. Experienced PhD candidates in adjacent disciplines could also apply.


The successful candidates hold a master degree (PhD candidate) or PhD (post-doc candidate) in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, biophysics or related fields. Strong written and oral communication skills as well as a demonstrated affinity with high-end equipment and/or computation are required. Candidates should be fluent in English; knowledge of Dutch is not required.

We strongly support Innovational Research Incentives Scheme for young (senior) postdocs. This scheme offers personal grants to talented, creative researchers. The funding enables applicants to do their own line of research within the mission of our Institute. For more details please visit http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/index.html

Also EMBO Young Investigators or ERC Starting Grants and the Dutch Veni/Vidi/Vici recipients will be accommodated with a excellent career support and have full access to the infrastructure.


The full-time position is offered for 3 years. The salary will be set in scale 10 (€2.588,00 up to €4.084,00 gross per month) of the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities with a possibility of scale 11 (€3.475,00 up to €4.757,00 gross per month) based on experience. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labor Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply.
For more information, see www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Prof Peter Peters (peter.peters at maastrichtuniversity.nl) or Dr. Raimond Ravelli (rbg.ravelli at maastrichtuniversity.nl). Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, contact information of two references, and an application letter describing research interest, relevant work and motivation, to hrm-rw-vacatures at maastrichtuniversity.nl.