Postdoctoral Scientist in Molecular Neurobiology
Radboud University, Faculty of Science

Postdoctoral Scientist in Molecular Neurobiology (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Science 

Maximum salary: € 4,166 gross/month 

Vacancy number: 62.85.18 

Application deadline: 31 December 2018



As a postdoctoral scientist you will work independently on one or two projects that can be selected from a number of options. You will collaborate with and supervise Master’s students, and in the longer run possibly also PhD students. You will get some exposure to teaching, but only to a minor extent. In the long run, the development of an independent research project that can be transferred to a future position is possible.


Work environment

Within the Department of Molecular Neurobiology, the Storkebaum lab combines Drosophila and mouse genetics to unravel molecular mechanisms underlying motor neurodegenerative disorders. We mainly focus on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) peripheral neuropathy associated with mutations in tRNA synthetases and on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with mutations in FUS. Our team currently consists of two postdocs, three PhD candidates and two technical assistants. We have attracted substantial external funding, including an ERC consolidator grant, two JPND grants, and grants from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and eRARE3. We have several recent papers published in high-impact journals, including the Journal of Cell Biology, Nature Communications, Acta Neuropathologica and the EMBO Journal. We use a broad spectrum of methods and techniques including the recently developed in vivo NCAT technique, immunohistochemistry, several imaging techniques, molecular biology and biochemistry. We have state-of-the-art facilities for Drosophila and mouse genetics, histology, imaging, molecular biology and biochemistry.


What we expect from you

You are a highly motivated and team-oriented postdoc with a solid publication record and interest in a scientific career. Previous experience with mouse or Drosophila genetics is expected. We are a dynamic international lab, so a good command of English is essential.


What we have to offer

  • employment: 1.0 FTE;

  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,166 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10);

  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

  • duration of the contract: 3 years ;

  • Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO): Postdoctoral Researcher, Level 4;

  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.


Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


Other Information

The Faculty of Science at Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.


Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

For more information about this vacancy, please contact: 
Dr. Erik Storkebaum, PI and head, Department of Molecular Neurobiology
Telephone: +31 625 76 60 73


Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of dr. Erik Storkebaum) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Motivation letter

  • CV including contact details of at least two references


Written applications will be evaluated, and skype interviews will be conducted with selected applicants. Finally, a further selection of applicants will be invited for a visit, which will include an introduction to all lab members, one-to-one meetings with lab members, a visit of the laboratory facilities, an interview and a scientific presentation.

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