PhD position / Utrecht / solid-state NMR / membrane proteins

We invite applications for a 4-years PhD position in the newly founded subgroup of Dr. Markus Weingarth at the Bijvoet Center, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. The research is embedded in the NMR group of Prof. Marc Baldus.
The research will focus on supramolecular interactions of membrane proteins using a combined approach of modern solid-state NMR methods & modern MD simulations methods.

We offer access to high-field NMR machines (950, 800, 700, 500, 400 MHz magnets for solid-state NMR / 900 MHz magnet for solution NMR). A 1.2 GHz machine will be installed within the next years.
The 950, 800 and 700 MHz machines are equipped with fast-spinning 1.3 mm probes. The 800 and 400 MHz magnets are equipped for DNP.
The candidate will have access to a powerful computational infrastructure and a well-equipped protein expression lab with a strong expertise in membrane proteins.

We participate in the COST action CM1306  ‘Understanding Movement and Mechanism in Molecular Machines’, a European network that fosters collaboration and exchange among >40 research groups, from which the candidate can benefit.

Applicants should have a degree in biochemistry/molecular biology/biophysics or a related discipline. Cross-disciplinary applications are welcome. Experience in molecular / cell biology techniques / protein expression is strongly desirable. Experience in MD simulations, NMR (liquids or solids) or programming is a plus, but not required.

The candidate is offered a full-time position for 4 years. The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8.0% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition we offer a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. The research group will provide the candidate with necessary support on all aspects of the project. The salary starts at € 2.042.- and increases to € 2.612.- gross per month in the fourth year. The starting date is September 2015 or later. The PhD position is founded by a VIDI grant of the “Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research” (NWO) to Dr. Weingarth.

Please send CV & application documents including the names/addresses of two references to:

Dr. Markus Weingarth
Phone: +31 30 253 2875
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