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Research Opportunities in the Biophysical Chemistry department


If you are a BSc or MSc student in Nijmegen, we have a number of projects available. We welcome students from a wide range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) biophysics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and computational biology.  Interested in working with us? Get in touch to discuss prospective projects (maike dot hansen at ru dot nl).


If you are completing your BSc or MSc at another university in the Netherlands or abroad, please email us to discuss our current internship opportunities (maike dot hansen at ru dot nl).

We welcome motivated PhD and post-doctoral candidates who are looking to do impactful research in our interdisciplinary environment. If you are interested in joining our lab to work on an exciting project please reach out to us directly to explore fellowship opportunities. 

Alternatively, read more about funding for external PhD candidates or the Radboud Excellence Fellowship.


PhD student - Single cell cancer biology

We are looking for a PhD student to start in March 2024 on a project that focuses on gene regulation and single cell behavior of cancer cells. In particular to determine the role of gene expression noise in the emergence of drug tolerance in cancer progression. We welcome students from a wide range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) biophysics, biochemistry, human biology, molecular biology, cell biology, and computational biology.  Interested in working with us? Apply through the vacancy here


You are an enthusiastic, thorough, innovative, curious, and open minded individual.

You are excited to collaborate with colleagues that help you navigate challenges, support you through setbacks, and celebrate your victories.  

You strive to become an active member of our team while developing your individual scientific voice. 


The workplace: 

We foster a supportive, dynamic, and rewarding atmosphere, and value open and respectful communication.

We are part of the Biophysical Chemistry department in the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), an interdisciplinary and international environment at the Radboud University Nijmegen. 

Curious about our benefits?  See the terms of Radboud University here.

Maike as a mentor:

PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy, where the philosophical aspect can sometimes get sidelined. However, I encourage broad thinking, hypothesizing and even speculating, as this inspires novel experiments and ideas to pursue.

We are a young lab, this comes with many unique advantages (and some disadvantages). I strive to create an environment that will make you the best scientist you can be. I also realize that everyone has different career goals and I will do my best to support you in achieving yours. 

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