Community science: 

Since 1996, Alireza Mashaghi has actively advocated collaborations between disciplines to find new ways of addressing scientific and societal challenges. The team has a long history of actively promoting open collaboration within a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for science. Together, we work to achieve breakthrough innovations, limiting the constraints of formal academic relationships and driven by creativity and curiosity rather than being fully guided by funding or current trends.

Formal vacancies: 

We are constantly looking for outstanding experimentalists and theoreticians that are eager to participate in our research. The group aims at research at the highest international level. Candidates that fit into this environment are invited to apply. Experience in fields such as single-molecule biophysics, systems biology, theoretical/statistical physics and data science, optical imaging, organ-on-chips, and immunology is welcomed. Applicants are invited to submit an email including cover letter, CV with publication list to prof. Alireza Mashaghi (Email:

Postdoc in the fields of single cell biophysics and biomolecular condensate mechanics 

The postdoc will design and perform experiments (and modeling) to understand the contribution of biomolecular condensates to cellular mechanics. Through development of force spectroscopy-based assays, the postdoc will address key questions relevant to cancer immunity and metastasis. The discovery of phase separated biomolecular condensates was a breakthrough in biology in recent years. We envision that this project will translate condensate biology into breakthrough medicines. 

(Deadline: open till filled) 

Postdoc in the fields of experimental/theoretical single molecule or single cell biophysics 

Talented researchers, residing in the Netherlands, with interest in one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

Please inquire if you are interested. 

(Deadline: open till filled) 

MSc thesis project opportunities for theoretical physics students 

(Deadline: open till filled) 

PhD position is available through the NWO Mozaic program (2024)

Our research group has capacity to host new PhD candidates with interest in any of research lines, including computational and experimental areas. Students with backgrounds in biomedical or phrmaceutical science, chemistry, physics, mathematcis and engineering are welcome to apply. For application, please contact Dr. Alireza Mashaghi. 

For application criteria, please visit the folowing webpage: Link to NWO Mozaic scholarship


-Hold a university master's degree and a bachelor's or master's from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

-Dutch nationality or a valid residence permit.

-Migrant background, specifically from designated regions.