- 36 hours a week
- 3 years
- Scale 10A: min € 2422 - max € 3103 gross per month at full employment (excl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
The research will be based at the Human Genetics department of the Radboud University Medical Center and is part a consortium EU ITN SCilS.
Our research group at the Radboud university medical center is renowned for its genetic research in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders. Over the past years we have developed unique knowledge and resources, such human (patient) cell lines, including induced pluripotent stem cells to generate neurons. Here we propose to exploit our knowledge and resources to develop new strategies for understanding the function of cilia in Joubert syndrome.
Tasks and responsibilities
- The PhD student will be responsible for setting up brain organoid model for Joubert syndrome.
- Designs and performs scientific research.
- Works in a team with PhD students, scientists and clinicians.
- Discusses, plans and performs research in a stimulating environment.
- Works in a highly international research group and is willing to travel to other institutes within Europe.
- Academic degree (MSc) in molecular life sciences, biomedical sciences or a related discipline.
- A strong background in molecular and cellular neuroscience.
- Experience with cell culture of primary neurons and induced pluripotent stem cells.
- Highly motivated to work in an interdisciplinary environment at the cutting edge of science.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a willingness to work flexibly.
- Applicants should not have resided or performed their main activity in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date of the fellowship.
- Applicants should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, including the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
OrganizationThe research project will be based at the Department of Human genetics. We provide a stimulating work environment within a group of enthusiastic clinical and non-clinical researchers with a strong national and international research network. The Department of Human Genetics houses a range of top researchers in the areas of Genetics and Neurosciences. The department has has a strong track record, with recent publications in high-impact journals (Science, Nature, Nature Genetics). The combined infrastructure is state-of-the-art including innovative genetic technologies (Next-Generation Sequencing, etc.), induced pluripotent stem cells (Nijmegen IPS Technology Center) and a wide range of cellular functional assays.
At the moment there are more than 1,300 PhD candidates at our medical hospital. This number includes PhD candidates on our pay roll as well as external candidates (those employed somewhere else but researching on our premises).
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- This position is funded by the EU Marie Curie ITN. The position is designed and funded as a 3+1year full-time position.
- Intended starting date is Sep 2020.
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Comments and contact informationApplication
- Details regaring the application can be found on www.scils.eu.
- Applicants should send a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of two professional references. Requiremnest are stipulated on www.scils.eu.
The position is open until filled.
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