Vacancies 64324-Postdoc-Consortium-for-Glycoscience

  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 3 years
  • Date of publication: 2 January 2019
  • Deadline: 30 January 2019
  • Scale 10: max € 60864 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
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Job description

The Radboud Consortium for Glycoscience (RCG) is a new interfaculty initiative to promote research in the field of Glycosciences at Radboud University. Ten groups of the Medical and Science faculties will join their expertise, ranging from synthetic and analytical chemistry to biology and applied clinical research, with a focus on glycoscience. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doc to promote visibility of the RCG, to develop teaching programs on Glycoscience, and to develop glycoproteomics technologies.
The applicant will actively interact with members of the RCG to gather scientific information for the website and about ongoing teaching programs to harmonize teaching on Glycoscience at Radboud University. The applicant will also organize regular meetings for the RCG to promote collaborations and attract new members.
The position is formally housed within the analytical team of the Glycosylation Disorders group and involves co-development of glycan mass spectrometry methodologies, including novel state-of-the art glycoproteomics technology. As this position is an interfaculty position, regular meetings with collaborators in the Radboud University will be held.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Actively promote the RCG, for example via the website or via own ideas;
  • Develop teaching programs on Glycoscience within Radboudumc and Radboud University teaching programs;
  • velop glycoproteomics technologies in our analytical glycan mass spectrometry team.


  • Academic degree (PhD) in analytical chemistry, preferably glycan mass spectometry;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Capacity to translate high-level expert knowledge at different levels;
  • Proactive and enthusiastic.


The post-doc will collaborate with multiple groups with Radboud University and will physically be based in the Translational Metabolic Laboratory (TML). TML houses a broad range of mass spectrometry equipment, including Qqq, GC-MS, and QTOF mass spectrometers. Via recently obtained grants for infrastructure, we will acquire several state-of-the-art QTOF mass spectrometers, including ion-mobility. TML is an ambitious mixed function laboratory with translational research and diagnostics for patient care. We harbour a range of top researchers in the areas of inherited (metabolic) diseases, mitochondrial disease, glycosylation disorders and more. We apply translational technologies such as mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, glycomics and proteomics to develop novel personalized diagnostics. We coordinate the Radboud Technology Center Mass Spectrometry and several large national and European projects among which the Netherlands X-omics Initiative. Click here for a visual impression of TML.

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Employment conditions

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Comments and contact information

Applicants should send a letter of intent outlining their specific interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae and details of professional references.

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Dirk Lefeber, professor Glycosylation Disorders via +31 (0)24 309 34 87 or Dr. Thomas Boltje, assistant professor Chemical Glycobiology. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before 30 January.
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