Group Members 

Prof. dr. Gijs Wuite

Prof. dr. Gijs Wuite


Postdocs

Dr. Andreas Biebricher

Dr. Andreas
Biebricher

Dr. Raya Sorkin

Dr. Raya
Sorkin

Dr. Graeme King

Dr. Graeme
King

Dr. Maryam Shabestari

Dr. Maryam Shabestari

Dr. Seyda Acar

Dr. Seyda
Acar

Dr. Denise Denning

Dr. Denise
Denning

Support

Sandrijn van Roemburg - EU project manager

Sandrijn van Roemburg - EU project manager

PhDs

Ineke Brouwer

Ineke
Brouwer

Anna Meijering

Anna
Meijering

Mariska van Rosmalen

Mariska
van Rosmalen

Szu-Ning Lin

Szu-Ning
Lin

Douwe Kamsma

Douwe
Kamsma

Margherita Marchetti

Margherita
Marchetti

Technicians

Els Kroesinga

Els
Kroesinga

Sandrine D’Haene

Sandrine
D’Haene

Former groupmembers working at Lumicks
Andrea Candelli
Gerrit Sitters
Onno Broekmans
Jordi Danes Cabanas

Former group members
Remus Dame - Associate Professor @Leiden University
Wouter Roos  - Associate Professor @Groningen University
Iddo Heller - Assistent Professor @Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Geraldine Farge - Groupleader @Université Blaise Pascal
Yan Liang - Staff Scientist @Yellow Sea Fisheries Research institute, Qingdao
Irena Ivanovska - HFSP Fellow @U Penn
Bram van den Broek - Staff Scientist@NKI
Maarten Noom - Strategy consultant @Accenture
Joost van Mameren - Department Manager @UVA
Niels Laurens - Department Manager @Leiden University
Peter Gross - Postdoc @Grill Lab
Tjalle Hoekstra - Strategy consultant @Turner
Daan Vorselen - Postdoc @Theriot Lab
Marian Salambides  - Postdoc @Dogterom Lab

 

 

 

 

Open positions

 

Requirements

We are always looking for outstanding experimentalists with a degree in (bio)physics, chemistry, biology or an equivalent degree who is motivated to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment. The group aims at research at the highest international level; candidates that fit into this environment are invited to apply. 

Applications

Applications (including motivation & CV) can be addressed to Prof. dr. Gijs J.L. Wuite (gwuite@nat.vu.nl)

Current openings

 1) PhD or PostdocDNA-protein interactions using a combination of optical tweezers and single-molecule     fluorescent microscopy as well as super-resolution microscopy
2) PhD or PostdocInvestigate the self-assembly of viral-shells using optical tweezers and Atomic Force Microscopy

 Job description

The successful applicant will perform experiments on DNA-protein systems using single molecule techniques. He or she might work on instrumentation development, be involved in sample preparation, and/or perform biophysical experiments and data analysis.

General conditions of employment PhD

The initial contract is for one year, it can - by mutual agreement - be extended to four years. The aim is to have a thesis finished at the end of the fourth year. The gross monthly starting salary is € ~1900 and increases to € ~2500 in the fourth year.

General conditions of employment Postdoc

The contract is for two or three years. The gross monthly starting salary is € ~2800 or higher depending on experience.

Location

Project will be carried out in the Physics of Living Systems section at the department of Physics and Astronomy, VU University Amsterdam, under supervision of Prof. dr. G.J.L. Wuite. The section has strong expertise in the application of single-molecule methods (optical tweezers, atomic force microscopy and single-molecule fluorescence microscopy) to the study of biological systems such as motor proteins and DNA-binding proteins.