PhD student in Genetics of Cardiac Disorders

We have a vacancy for a talented and enthusiastic PhD student to join our team at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Our ambitious team conducts …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We have a vacancy for a talented and enthusiastic PhD student to join our team at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Our ambitious team conducts cutting edge research in cardiac arrhythmias that cause sudden cardiac death. Our projects are multidisciplinary and translational, spanning clinical cardiology, clinical genetics, molecular genetics, biostatistics and disease modeling in cellular systems and mice.

The successful applicant will construct and manage large international databases and related DNA biobanks of patients with inherited cardiac disorders. By means of these databases he/she will combine clinical data with large-scale genetic data obtained by genomewide array genotyping, whole exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing for the identification of genetic factors contributing to cardiac disease and susceptibility to sufden cardiac death. These large genetic data sets are generated in the context of projects funded by NWO (VICI), H2020 and the Netherlands Heart Foundation. The successful applicant will be expected to develop novel ideas, apply them to the analysis of the data and interpret the emerging results. He/she will be actively involved in discussing and prioritizing genes emerging from the analysis for functional studies in cellular systems or mice that will be conducted by other members of the team.

Functie-eisen

  • You have an MSc degree in Medicine, Medical Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biostatistics or Bioinformatics
  • You are preferably proficient in statistical programming languages and statistical analysis methods (eg. R)
  • You are flexible and can handle different projects concurrently
  • You are a team player that shares knowledge and skills with colleagues
  • You are independent and have good organizational skills
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken)

Conditions

We offer a fixed term contract for 36 hours per week for 1 year, starting preferably before or at September 2018, which under normal circumstances will be prolonged with 3 years. The salary is in accordance with the description of salary for a PhD student in the CAO-UMC.

A PhD student (Onderzoeker in Opleiding) is placed in scale 21, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from €2279,- to €2919,- (based on qualifications and experience).

For a doctor (Arts-Onderzoeker) it’s scale 10, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from €2919,- to €4216,- (based on qualifications and experience).

The applicant will get a contract through the AMC Medical Research BV, which includes a payment of holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of the gross annual salary.

Additional information

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. C.R. Bezzina by email (c.r.bezzina@amc.uva.nl) or phone (020-5665403).

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