Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Research technician in protein engineering

VU University Amsterdam, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
Application deadline: 20 Jun 2021

Company Description

Incircular, a VU University Amsterdam spin-off, is a research-focused biotechnology startup built on a technology that enables the stabilization of proteins by chemical modification. The company is building a portfolio of stabilized proteins for various applications in therapeutics and diagnostic. Incircular is located within the laboratories of Prof. Tom Grossmann at the Faculty of Science at the VU University Amsterdam.



They are seeking a molecular or chemical biologist to join Incircular. The successful candidate will work independently in an interdisciplinary team. Responsibilities will include:

  • Cloning of plasmid constructs for expression
  • Expression of proteins in bacterial, insect, yeast and human cells
  • Purification and biochemical characterization of proteins using a range of techniques, such as, affinity and size exclusion chromatography, SDS page, and mass spectrometry
  • Biochemical assays



Their new team member should have the following profile:

  • BSc or MSc (or similar, i.e., HBO diploma, BTA, CTA) in a relevant area of biology
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills, including the ability to work to set deadlines
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently within a team
  • Analytical thinking and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Relevant lab experience preferably including: cloning of plasmids, protein expression and purification


They offer

They offer a temporary full-time position for the duration of one year with the possibility of extension and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Joining their team gives you:

  • The opportunity to make a difference and play an essential role in a dynamic, innovative start-up
  • The chance to grow as a professional
  • An entrepreneurial and stimulating working environment in a growing and ambitious biotech company


Applications should include a cover letter, providing a short description of their motivation, with curriculum vitae including the names and contacts of two references. Please send your application by June 20, 2021 to Saskia Neubacher, CEO (


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

Research technician in protein engineering