PhD student position in stem cell radiobiology of FLASH radi...
Currently there is increasing interest in FLASH radiation therapy, which may be a paradigm-shifting new method for delivering a high dose of radiation at an ultra-high dose rate (>40Gy/s). The technique has been suggested to protect normal tissues while maintaining anti-tumour efficacy equivalent to that of conventional radiation therapy at similar dose levels.
The successful applicant will investigate the mechanism and effectiveness of Proton FLASH using different models in vitro, such as tumor and normal tissue organoids and in vivo models. Focus will be on mammary gland tumors and surrounding normal tissues. We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious PhD student with a background in (stem) cell biology, molecular biology, radiation biology or similar.
Wat vragen wij
We are looking for an excellent, highly motivated candidate with strong background in cellular biology, preferably in stem cell and/or radiation biology. Additional experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, cultures of human cells and organoid techniques would be favorable.
The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.
Wat bieden wij
It concerns a fulltime appointment (36 hours a week) for a period of four years to be concluded with a PhD examination. After one year, the performance of the candidate will be evaluated to decide whether there is sufficient progress to expect a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the coming three years.
Your salary will be a minimum of € 2.631,- gross per month in the first year and a maximum of € 3.336,- gross per month (scale PhD) in the final (4th) year, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).
Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:
Prof. Dr. Rob Coppes, telefoonnummer +31 50 361 6124
Dr. Peter van Luijk
Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until
15 September 2022.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.