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      September 02,2022
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    Postdoc position in Cellular senescence and age-related path...


    Cellular senescence is a complex tumor-suppressive mechanism induced by many different stresses. Senescent cells are characterized by growth arrest, changes in morphology and gene expression, and the secretion of inflammatory cytokines, proteases and other molecules that can alter the tissue microenvironment (a phenomenon termed the senescence-associated secretory phenotype or SASP). Senescent cells increase with age, and are evident at sites of numerous age-related pathologies and pre-cancerous lesions. This notion led to the identification of various pharmaceutical and nutraceutical strategies to interfere with the detriment of senescent cells.
    Recent results from our laboratory has shown that senescent cells prematurely accumulate in tissues exposed to chemotherapeutic agents where they contribute to short- and long-term side effects of the treatment.
    The proposed project aims to characterize induction of senescence in organisms exposed to some of the most common class of chemotherapeutic agent which belong to the family of anthracyclines. Major focus will be on identifying what senescence-associated phenotypes develop in mouse tissues after treatment, and perform validation using human specimens. In parallel, we will study the effect of interfering with senescent cells using senolytic compounds, in particular in the context of accelerated aging syndromes.

    Wat vragen wij

    The postdoc will be part of a young and enthusiastic research group and should have the following requirements:
    • Required education/skills: PhD in Molecular/Cellular/Medical Biology.
    • Experience in a wide variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques (e.g. qPCR, FACS, Western blots, histology).
    • Experience working with mouse models (Article 9 is a plus).
    • Successful PhD trajectory with at least one first authorship.
    • Should be enthusiastic, ambitious, and organized.
    • Collaborative, communication and networking skills are mandatory.

    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

    The conditions of employment meet the Collective Labor Agreement of Medical Centers (CAO-UMC). The employment basis is a temporary contract for one year with a possible extension with an extra year. It concerns a full time appointment (36 hours a week) for a period of two years. After one year, the performance of the candidate will be evaluated to decide whether there is sufficient progress to extend for a second year. Additional extensions are likely and will be discussed in due time.
    Your salary will be a maximum of € 4.800,- gross per month (scale 10), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, 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).

    Meer informatie

    Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:
    Dr. Marco Demaria, telefoonnummer +31 6 5272 4857


    Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
    You can apply until 18 September 2022.
    Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.
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