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)

Senior scientist in the field of biophysics

We are looking for a senior research scientist to support biophysics research and infrastructure at the Medical Systems Biophysics and Bioengineering (MSBB) Lab at the Division of Systems Pharmacology and Pharmacy (SPP) at LACDR. The main focus will be on single-molecule and single cell biophysics using high-resolution force spectroscopy. Our research encompasses a combination of experimental and computational modeling approaches, aiming to develop novel biophysical methodologies to study various diseases including muscular dystrophy, and cancer, with an interest to expand towards other disease areas studied in our division and the neighboring Leiden University Medical Centre.

(Deadline: January 20, 2023)

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:

  • Computational 3D genome analysis

  • Computational polymer physics

  • Bioprinting disease models (experimental)

  • Mechanics of single cells (experimental)

Please inquire if you are interested.

(Deadline: open till filled)

MSc thesis project opportunities for theoretical physics students

  • Polymer physics

  • Reaction networks and pharmacological modeling

(Deadline: open till filled)