Researcher in Biochemistry/Proteomics




The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) is a research institute at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). ERIBA aims to discover molecular mechanisms of ageing that can be used as targets to prevent or delay age-related diseases. Our research teams are working with different model systems and technology platforms and share their knowledge and expertise to accelerate discoveries. ERIBA is part of the central UMCG campus, located Groningen, The Netherlands.


The Laboratory of Macromolecules and Interactomes at ERIBA is looking for an experienced post-doc researcher to develop mass spectrometry-based assays for protein mass spectrometry.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to initiate novel research projects that excite them, within the domains of interest of our lab. Some of our long-running topics can be gleaned here . The successful applicant will also be expected to collaborate with others in the lab to leverage MS-based proteomics in their projects. We focus mostly on quantitative affinity proteomics using bottom-up analyses – however exciting method development proposals that capitalize on our research infrastructure, and open new directions, will be enthusiastically supported.
We have access to multiple MS instruments, but our primary instrument is a Thermo Exploris 480 (w/ BioPharma option and FAIMS) interfaced with an UltiMate 3000 nano HPLC system. We also have a 908 Devices ZipChip for CE-MS and a many other new and interesting instruments for analytical biochemistry and proteomic assay development. We will prioritize applicants with excellent training in the operation of Thermo Orbitrap instruments. Prior experience with protein immunoprecipitation and/or scientific programming in R would be considered highly advantageous for applicants.

Wat vragen wij

- PhD in analytical (bio)chemistry or related;
- Notable experience in protein mass spectrometry;
- Independent research attitude;
- Strong communication and writing skills;
- Organized and results-oriented team player.

- A track record in proteomics research;
- Competent scientific programmer for data analysis and data visualization;
- Competence with other protein-related analytical techniques.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

Wat bieden wij

The position is funded for 2 year for 36 hours a week, extensions possible provided financial support.
Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.800,- gross per month (scale 10), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).

More information
Information about the host lab
Information about ERIBA
Information about Groningen

Meer informatie

Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:

Prof. Dr. John LaCava telefoonnummer 050-3617300


Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 1 January 2023. Full applications including a motivation letter, your CV, and the contact information of two academic references, will receive full consideration if received before Jan 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Applications using the indicated e-mail address will not be processed. Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

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