PhD’s/Postdocs Position 2019 in University of Groningen, Netherlands

PhD’s/Postdocs Position 2019 in University of Groningen, Netherlands

Designation/Position-  PhD’s/Postdocs Position 2019

University of Groningen, Netherlands invites application for
PhD’s/Postdocs Position 2019 from eligible and interested candidates

About- The University of Groningen provides an excellent environment for top-notch research in the field of biomolecular sciences. In the framework of a national programme on the construction of a synthetic cell, 4 PhD/Postdoc positions are available in the Membrane Enzymology group of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. PhD’s/Postdocs Position 2019

Research/Job Area- 
4 PhD/Postdoc positions are available for experimental research:
(i) to experimentally reconstruct metabolism for cell fuelling, with the ability to produce energy carriers and molecular building blocks
(ii) to build pathways that are responsible for the biosynthesis of lipids and macromolecules and integrate these pathways into a synthetic cell
(iii) to establish single molecule transport assays, and build devices to measure transport across membranes of single liposomes.

Project Title- Building a Synthetic Cell and Biophysics of Membrane transport

Location- University of Groningen, Netherlands

• the most important criteria are enthusiasm, excellence, commitment to research and team spirit; educational background preferably in the area of bioengineering, biochemistry and biophysics (see Job descriptions)
• candidates for a PhD position need to have completed a European master’s degree or equivalent prior to the application deadline; postdoc candidates need to have completed their PhD
• excellent proficiency in English language.

Job/Position Description-  Research group design and synthesize vesicle systems for metabolic energy generation (ATP and electrochemical ion gradients) and equip them with mechanisms for cellular homeostasis (control of pH, ionic strength, redox state). A further challenge will be to connect the energy conservation with ATP- and ion gradient-dependent reactions of the synthetic cells, including the uptake of sufficient nutrients and excretion of reaction products, the synthesis of cell components (lipids), and the initiation of cell division. The vesicles will be equipped with fluorescence-based sensors to obtain quantitative data about the performance of the cells (fluxes, physiochemical conditions, volume), including measurements with single vesicle resolution. We have different projects for which expertise in protein chemistry, membrane biology, microfluidics, advanced microscopy (including data analysis) and metabolic modelling is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in biophysics. PhD and Postdoc candidates will closely collaborate with colleagues in other teams to bridge the multidisciplinary challenges both in experimental work and theory.

How to Apply- You may apply for this position until 14 April 11.59pm / before 15 April 2019 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

We would like to receive:

  • a letter of motivation
  • a CV
  • a brief description of your research interests and accomplishments
  • two letters of recommendation from former advisors/professors.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

For Contact- 

  • Prof. Bert Poolman, Membrane Enzymology, +31 50 3633385 secr.
  • Prof. Dirk-Jan Slotboom, Structural Membrane Biology, +31 50 3634187.

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

Last Date for Apply–  14 April 2019

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