PhD position Experimental Pulmonology, Department of Pathology & Medical Biology
The PhD student will be working within the department of Pathology & Medical Biology (PMB) of the University Medical Center Groningen, laboratory of Experimental Pulmonology and Inflammation Research (EXPIRE). Within PMB, multiple renowned research groups work on pathophysiological damage and repair processes, using translational and multi-omic approaches (transcriptomics e.g. single cell RNA sequencing, proteomics etc), and state-of-the-art cellular and molecular techniques, to obtain insights into novel therapeutic strategies. The research will be embedded within the Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC), a multidisciplinary and highly translational research institute performing fundamental and applied patient-related research with the aim to unravel underlying mechanisms of the development and progression of lung diseases, including asthma, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis. There will be a close collaboration with the consortium partners from the Department of Respiratory Medicine NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism Maastricht University: Dr. Harry Gosker and Ramon Langen, and the Department Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis, University of Groningen: Prof. Sabeth Verpoorte.
Wat vragen wij
You have a Master’s degree in the Molecular/Medical Biology or Biomedical Sciences field with a strong drive to further develop in this area.
You can work independently but you are also a team player.
You have affinity for fundamental and translational research.
You are highly motivated, self-confident and pro-active.
You are enthusiastic and curious about experimental research.
You have expertise with tissue culture, preferably human lung cells and you have a VMT certificate.
You have experience with immunological and cell and molecular biological techniques such as RNA isolation, qPCR, FACS, ELISA, immunohistochemistry.
You have excellent organizational, communication and interaction skills.
You have strong project- and time management skills.
Command of the English language in spoken and written word is mandatory.
The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
Wat bieden wij
We offer a 4 year PhD position for 1 fte (36 hours a week), with a go/no-go decision after 12 months. Your salary will be a minimum of € 2.495,- gross per month in the first year and a maximum of € 3.196,- (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).
Experimental Pulmonology and Inflammation Research (Expire)
Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC)
Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:
Prof. Dr. Irene Heijink, telefoonnummer +31 50 361 0998
Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 27 September 2021.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.