PhD student

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The group of Prof. dr. Wouter de Laat currently has a vacancy for a

PhD student
full time (38 hours/week)

To work on: Cell-cycle control in a multicellular context

Description of the project: The PhD student will be part of ENHPATHY, a multidisciplinary science consortium created in the frame of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA)-ITN-ETN European Training Networks call and regrouping 12 academic and 3 non-academic European organisations in the continuum of basic, translational and clinical research on enhancers and associated diseases. The project will characterize the functioning and impact of novel key topological factors on long-range regulatory and architectural chromatin interactions and hub formation, using state-of-the-art protein depletion, chromatin topology and microscopy technologies.

Requirements: We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates (Master of Science or equivalent qualification) with a strong background in cell biology, genetics and/or bioinformatics. The candidate should be passionate about biology, curious, and motivated to work in an ambitious and collaborative environment. Fluency in English is required. Per EU ETN mobility requirement, the candidate has resided no more than 12 months in the Netherlands in the last 3 years. The application should include a letter of motivation, a CV with two references, and a short summary of your Master thesis.

Duration: 1 year with the possibility of an extension for three years after positive evaluation.

Starting date: Between September 2020 and December 2020

Salary: According to “CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten” (CAO-NU) € 2.325,- in the first year, increasing to € 2.972,- in the fourth year, excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.

Location: Utrecht Science Park, De Uithof.

Information: For additional information please contact prof. dr. Wouter de Laat or visit our website

Interested? Please send your application including CV and contact details of two potential references, before April 16th, 2020 to, stating vacancy HUBR-2020-03 in the subject line.

Any acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

Research group

de Laat group

Start date



Utrecht Science Park


Full time