Post-doc: Structural & Functional Study of a Membrane Motor Protein

Department/faculty: Applied Sciences
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: 3 years
Salary: €3068 to €4028

Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.

The Department of Bionanoscience at the TU Delft is dedicated to research at the interface between nanoscience, synthetic biology, and cell biology. It studies single molecules and single cells in all their complexity down to the molecular level, from both fundamental scientific and application points of view. It operates as part of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Faculty of Applied Sciences and aims at a leading international position.

The Aubin-Tam group is dynamic and highly multidisciplinary.
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Job description

The Aubin-Tam group at the TU Delft is looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher with a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics or a related field. This post-doctoral position concerns structural and functional studies on a motor protein integrated in the membrane, and crucial for protein degradation. The project will require the successful candidate to use novel biophysical tools. The project also involves structural studies with cryo-electron microscopy, either through collaboration or by the candidate him/herself, depending on the candidate's background. Previous experience in the purification and study of membrane proteins is a plus.


The candidate should have a PhD degree in the field of biochemistry, structural or molecular biology, biophysics or a related field. Good communication skills in English are required.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We hope to fill the position as soon as possible.

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, phone: +31 (0)15-2782853, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and names of references along with a letter of application by 1 August 2017 to
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWBN17-027.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Applied Sciences
PhD degree
Working hours
3 years
€3068 to €4028

Closing date
Aug. 1, 2017
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, Assistant Professor.

T +31 (0)15-2782853

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam/Bionanoscience.