Postdoc SUMO & Mitosis m/v

Postdoc SUMO & Mitosis m/v

Leiden University Medical Center

Leiden, Netherlands

The position
Would you like to be a postdoc on a VICI-project to study the role of SUMOylation in mitosis? Then read on.

As a member of our research group you will investigate the mechanisms and functional consequences of post-translational protein modification by SUMO (Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier). You will study the important roles of SUMOylation in cell cycle progression at a proteome-wide level and at the level of individual target proteins. We expect that targeting SUMO signal transduction in cancer cells will yield a novel anti-cancer therapy.

The profile
You are a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate who:

  • has obtained a PhD in Biomedical Sciences or a similar field;
  • has a strong background in protein purification, protein biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology;
  • has experience with the cell cycle and ubiquitin-like proteins;
  • possesses excellent communication skills;
  • is creative and results-driven.

The offer
You will be employed on the basis of a 36-hour week. Appointment is for the duration of the project (three years) upon proving your suitability for the position. Your salary depends on your qualifications and experience and can amount to a maximum of € 4,216 gross per month based on a full time position (scale 10, CLA for University Hospitals). By joining us, you will be part of a young and dynamic team consisting of international researchers.

Working at the LUMC
The LUMC is a center for medical innovation that aims to improve patient care through leading international research. So as to also provide our patients with a safe and friendly environment, we need doctors, medical care specialists, support staff and academic researchers. Within the Department of Cell and Chemical Biology, a team of professionals investigates functional regulation of proteins by post-translational modifications including SUMOylation, ubiquitylation and phosphorylation. This enables us to improve our knowledge about fundamental processes of life at the molecular level and to improve our knowledge about disease-linked de-regulation of these processes.

More information
The elaborate vacancy can be found on If you have any questions, or if you want more information about this position, please contact Dr. Alfred Vertegaal, department of Cell and Chemical Biology, telephone +31 (0)71 526 96 21, email
The application procedure could involve a presentation and references can be requested. Therefore, include the names and contact information of three references.
For more information about our group, visit our website

If you want to apply, please fill in our application form before the 2nd of December. You can also apply directly via

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Quote Reference: D.18.MV.CV.27