Freitag, 7. November 2008

PostDoc Utrecht

Post-doc in biomolecular NMR - BacABs

** Description of the Faculty / Research group **

The Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Chemistry. The Faculty is home to 3500 students and nearly 2000 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research.

The NMR Research Group (, headed by Prof. R. Boelens, is part of the Chemistry Department ( and belongs to the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research ( The research within the NMR group is focused on the structure determination of proteins and protein complexes by high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and bio-computational modelling. The group has strong research lines on protein-DNA and protein-protein complexes in transcription and DNA repair and modelling of bio-molecular complexes. The NMR Research group also belongs to the European NMR Research Infrastructures (, providing experimental NMR access to European groups.

====>> We are searching for a post-doc in biomolecular NMR. <<====

** Job description **

You will be part of a European team working at unraveling at the molecular-structure level the requirements for viable (bactericidal) vaccine candidates, a project funded under the 6th framework programme of the European Union (Contract no. LSHB-CT-2006-037325 – BacABs (see also )). Your role in this project will be to characterize by NMR the dynamic properties of a number of bactericidal and non-bactericidal antigens and study their interaction with antibodies.

** Qualifications **
You should have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, bioinformatics, structural biology or a related field. You should possess a strong research background in biomolecular NMR with experience in the collection and interpretation of NMR data, and are expected to show initiative and be able to work independently.

** Terms of employment **
The position on this project is available for a maximum of two years. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience and ranges from €2802.- to €3678.- gross per month (salary scale 10). The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% per year and a year-end bonus of 6.4% per year. We also offer a pension scheme. Employment conditions are according to the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

** Further details **

For further information contact Dr. Alexandre M.J.J. Bonvin (Phone: +31-30-2533859 Fax: +31-30-2537623 Email:

** How to apply **
Your application, refering to vacancynumber 65817, including a CV with contact information of two referees, should be sent to or: Faculty of Science, Personnel department, PO Box 80010, 3508 TA Utrecht.

Dr. Alexandre M.J.J Bonvin, Associate Professor
NMR, Utrecht University,
Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlands
Phone: +31-30-2533859 Fax: +31-30-2537623