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PhD position Antibiotics & Solid-State NMR at Utrecht University (Weingarth group) (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Science is looking for a PhD position Antibiotics & Solid-State NMR at Utrecht University (Weingarth group) (1,0 fte). Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

7 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2266 - € 2897 per maand


We invite applications for a 4-years PhD position at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. The project deals with i) high-resolution studies of the mode of action of powerful membrane-active antibiotics in their native cellular environment and ii) the rational design of improved antibiotics.

The project is embedded in a highly collaborative setting at the interface between structural biology, chemical biological, and medical chemistry. The project follows-up on highly successful research lines that we could establish over the last couple of years.

We offer access to state-of-the-art NMR machines (950, 900, 800, 700 MHz). Moreover, a 1200 MHz machine will be installed soon. The 800 and 400 MHz magnets are equipped for DNP. The candidate will have access to a well-equipped molecular biology lab, as well as well-equipped facilities for the design of antibiotics. Furthermore, we are located in the Bijvoet Center, where access to other high-end structural biology equipment is readily available.


Applicants should have a degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics or a related discipline. Experience in molecular biology is highly desirable. Experience in NMR (solution or solids) is a plus, but not required. The starting date is in the beginning of 2019.


The candidate is offered a full-time position for 4 years. The gross monthly salary starts at €2,266 in the first year, and ends at €2,897 in the fourth year (scale P Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition we offer: a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave, flexible employment conditions. The research group will provide the candidate with necessary support on all aspects of the project. More information is available on the website.

Additionele informatie

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr. Markus Weingarth (m.h.weingarth@uu.nl).

See the group-homepage for further information: https://www.weingarth-group.org

Project-relevant publications: Medeiros-Silva et al. (2018) Nature Communications, High- resolution NMR studies of antibiotics in cellular membranes