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Vacancy number: 2017/0692
Apply to: September 09 2017
Education: University
Employment: Temporary position
Full-time/Part-time percentage: 100%

The project is part of the Research Unit ‘Mechanisms of Lysosomal Homoeostasis’, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The aim of this research group is to investigate the biogenesis, degradation and signaling functions of lysosomes, find out how lysosomal malfunctions lead to diseases and how they can possibly be compensated for. You will in close cooperation with other research groups investigate the regulation and physiological role of VPS41-mediated transport of lysosomal membrane proteins. Patients with mutations in VPS41 show neurological symptoms. Applied methods will include gene editing, live-cell microscopy, co-immunoprecipitation and membrane purification


The section Cell biology of the Centre of Molucair Medicine provides a dynamic research environment with internal and interactive research groups and direct access to a large number of facilities. Local training oppportunities includes molecular cell biology, biochemistry, live-cell imaging techniques and correlative light electron microscopy.


For this position we are looking for a PhD in Cell Biology, biochemistry or related fields and a maximum of 4 years relevant postdoc experience. We are looking for an ambitious and independent person who fits in and fits well into the group.

The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 4.194,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). This job is based on a temporary position for 3 years.

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mrs.Prof.dr. J. Klumperman, Afdelingshoofd, phone 088-7556550. Email

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