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Postdoc In super-resolution imaging of membrane receptors biomarkers

Postdoc In super-resolution imaging of membrane receptors biomarkers

Are you passionate about microscopy? We are searching for a young scientist use advanced optical microscopy techniques such as super-resolution microscopy and single-molecule tracking to study cell membrane receptors.
(Post-doctoral) Researcher
Irène Curie Fellowship
Biomedical Engineering
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Job description

We have an opening in a multidisciplinary project combining advanced microscopy and cell biology. You will use advanced microscopy techniques such as single particle tracking and super-resolution microscopy (PAINT, STORM) to visualize, track, quantify cell membrane receptors in a cancer cells. This will be instrumental to design targeted therapies, such as nanomedicines, able to selectively recognize surface biomarkers expressed in a specific cell phenotype. You will be embedded in the Nanoscopy for Nanomedicine group led by Lorenzo Albertazzi The position is part of the VIDI project of Dr. Lorenzo Albertazzi. This project brings together scientists from multiple fields to design novel drug delivery carriers for personalized nanomedicine. The project will benefit of international collaborations with groups active in the field of microscopy, image analysis, and drug/gene delivery.

Job requirements

  • PhD in Biophysics, cell biology, biomedical engineering, chemical biology or a comparable domain.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s).
  • Excellent mastering of the English language, good communication and leadership skills. Note that there is no Dutch language requirement.
  • Experience with super-resolution microscopy and cell imaging is an asset

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for 2 years.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10-4 (min. € 3.557,-).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.

Information and application

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact the hiring manager dr. Lorenzo Albertazzi, l.albertazzi[at]

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Sascha Sanchez, HR advisor, s.j.m.g.sanchez.van.oort[at] or +31 40 247 7310.

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We invite you to submit a complete application using the apply-button. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected publications

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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