About the position
- 36 hours per week
- 3 years
- Salary scale 10A
- min € 2495 - max € 3196 gross per month for full-time employment
- Deadline: 5 July 2021
#weareradboudumc, what about you?
The PhD candidate will develop in vitro cell-based assays exhibiting rapid inflammatory dynamics. The assays will be used to study the biology of inflammatory response dynamics and to test the sensing technologies developed within the consortium.
The ability to continuously monitor biomolecular markers has the potential to revolutionize health care by allowing real-time monitoring of disease progression. Commercial sensors are available for continuous monitoring of glucose, but do not exist for other molecules that are important for monitoring disease status and treatment effect, including peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, hormones, and drugs. Within the CONSENSE consortium, Radboud university medical center is the clinical partner involved in sensor validation.
About Marie Curie ETN
The PhD project is part of CONSENSE, a European-wide Marie-Curie ETN program that combines advanced molecular engineering with tailored optical detection technologies to yield generic, affinity-based biosensing technologies. CONSENSE establishes a unique and well-structured training network with leading research labs from European universities and industry in the domain of biosensing. The 15 PhD candidates will form a research team that is embedded in leading industrial and academic Research & Development labs. This will bridge the gap between the various disciplines by uniting their research efforts to solve the challenges.
The consortium is completed by a strong network of partner industries and organizations and will provide excellent training to 15 PhD students, allowing them to develop professionally and perform world-class research to advance the field of biosensing.
You will be part of the Laboratory of Medical Immunology at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen, which is combining clinical diagnostics with research on inflammatory and infectious diseases. The expertise built over the years within the Laboratory of Medical Immunology is focused on the understanding of...read more
You will be part of the Laboratory of Medical Immunology at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen, which is combining clinical diagnostics with research on inflammatory and infectious diseases. The expertise built over the years within the Laboratory of Medical Immunology is focused on the understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of inflammatory and infectious diseases to translate these insights into the development of new diagnostics and vaccines.
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
You are an enthusiastic, ambitious PhD candidate and you have a strong ambition for scientific research. Furthermore, you are an early stage researcher (ESR), which means you have less than 4 years of research experience, without a PhD degree. Also you must not have resided or carried out your...read more
You are an enthusiastic, ambitious PhD candidate and you have a strong ambition for scientific research. Furthermore, you are an early stage researcher (ESR), which means you have less than 4 years of research experience, without a PhD degree. Also you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the start of the recruitment.
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.
- In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC.
We would like to receive your application before 5 July 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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