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PhD position in Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins (1.0 FTE) in Groningen

... Faculty of Science and... ... University of... Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative...



Faculty of Science and Engineering


University of Groningen

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.

One NWO-funded PhD position is available in the laboratory of Biomolecular X-ray Crystallography led by Dr Albert Guskov in the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Job description

Revealing mechanisms of solute transport across biological membrane is challenging, but essential to fully understand the functioning of a cell and mechanisms of diseases associated with the malfunctions of membrane-embedded transport proteins. We are looking for a talented and motivated candidate who is willing to engage in the following PhD project:

The general aim of this project is to perform structural characterization of several transporters involved in the transport of (heavy) metals. This will include biochemical / biophysical characterization and structural (crystallography and Cryo-EM) investigations.


Candidates should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry.
Wet-lab experience (molecular biology and biochemistry) is highly desirable and fluency in English is a must.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 48 months.

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (cao NU), the University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,266 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,897 gross per month in the fourth and final year, based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE), excluding a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual income and a 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance. The positions are limited to a period of 4 years. A PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the successful candidates will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

For this position we offer: an access to the state-of-the-art facilities in molecular biology, protein expression and purification, as well as structural biology.

You may apply for this position until 14 August 23:59h / before 15 August 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Application should include:
• letter of motivation
• CV (including contact information for at least two academic references)
• transcripts from the bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated. Additional information

Extra informatie

Fulltime (startersfunctie)

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