About the position
- 36 hours per week
- 4 years
- Salary scale 10A
- min € 2495 - max € 3196 gross per month for full-time employment
- Deadline: 30 June 2021
#weareradboudumc, what about you?
As a PhD candidate, you will be involved in a KWF-funded project to explore Siglecs as key Glyco-immune checkpoints in murine tumor models and cancer patients.
Upon malignant transformation, tumor cells upregulate the synthesis of sialic acid sugar-carrying glycans (sialoglycans). These sialic acids not only promote tumor cell growth but also protect them from recognition and eradication by immune cells. Sialic Acid are recognized by Glyco-immune check point receptors called Siglecs. We have generated unique Siglec blocking mAbs for human and murine studies.
At the Radiotherapy and OncoImmunology lab ( ROl ), ~ 25 researchers aim at better understanding tumor cell interactions with the immune system using imaging, molecular-, cell biological- and immunological- techniques in relation to cancer therapies, especially radiotherapy. Research is centred...read more
At the Radiotherapy and OncoImmunology lab (ROl), ~ 25 researchers aim at better understanding tumor cell interactions with the immune system using imaging, molecular-, cell biological- and immunological- techniques in relation to cancer therapies, especially radiotherapy. Research is centred around the development of new situ cancer vaccines combining local tumor ablation and dendritic cell (DC) activation through immune adjuvants. In addition, the interplay between immune- and tumor cells is studied within the tumor microenvironment (TME), including the role of the Siglec/Sialic Acid axis as Glyco-immune checkpoints. An important activity of the department is the translation of basic research into clinical application.
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).
- Radboud Institute for Health Sciences: ± 700
- Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences: ± 400
- Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences: ± 200
Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.
Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc.
We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD candidate with a degree (MSc) in biomedical sciences at the interface of cell biology and immunology or equivalent. He/she is intrinsically motivated for scientific research and discovery.
In this project, a combination of immunological (Flow, functional assays), molecular (RNA seq, qPCR) and cell biological techniques (Microscopy) and read-outs are applied in pre-clinical mouse samples as well as human samples. In addition, animal experiments will be performed for immunotherapy efficacy studies. Therefore, candidates with a background in Cancer-immunology/biology holding an article 9 certificate for working with experimental animals are especially invited to apply.
Terms of employment
Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. But there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At...read more
Terms of employment
Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. But there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.
- In addition to your monthly salary and an annual vacation allowance of 8%, you will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
- If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
- As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
- Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
- You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
We would like to receive your application before wednesday 30 June 2021. We will then contact you shortly.
What else can you expect?
When you begin employment, we will request a certificate of conduct (VOG) and, depending on the position, you may be screened. You do not need to do anything for this; we will inform you later.
Radboud university medical center is an employer that welcomes everyone. Every colleague brings valuable experience, expertise, and creativity. We believe in the benefits of a diverse and inclusive organization. #weareradboudumc
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