Postdoctoral Position – Tompa group

Brussels VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

22 Dec 2017


VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

Peter Tompa Lab



About the Lab

The laboratory of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) is in the VIB Center for Structural Biology ( in Brussels, situated on the campus of Vrije Universiteit Brussel ( In the focus of the research conducted in the lab is the structure-function relationship of IDPs, towards which we are using a great variety of molecular-biological, structural, biophysical and computational tools.

Job description

The lab seeks a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher, to work on the involvement of a variety of IDPs, such as TDP43, FUS, hnRNPA2 and dipeptide repeats (DPRs), in liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The project will focus on characterizing the in vitro and in vivo phase separation of wild-type and mutant proteins, and their further transition toward pathological aggregated states.


  • The ideal candidate is highly motivated, creative and carries a PhD in protein sciences or related areas. 
  • You have expertise in protein chemistry, biophysics and structural biology
  • Prior postdoc experience in structural-molecular biology of proteins is an advantage
  • Good communication skills in English and ability to work independently while embedded in a team are required.
  • You creatively use the facilities of the department, such as NMR, SAXS and cryo-EM.

We offer

  • Three-year postdoctoral position with competitive salary.
  • Highly interactive multinational environment of VIB.
  • Additional benefits including travel reimbursement and VIB hospitalization insurance apply.

How to apply?

  • Motivated candidates should apply online, by sending a CV, letter of motivation and contact details of two referees.
  • For further enquiries please contact Peter Tompa