Postdoctoral scientist – Cancer Center Amsterdam CRISPR

You will initiate emerging, cutting-edge genome modification technologies across the AMC/VUmc alliance, and advance our expertise in functional cancer genomics for target discovery. We aim to initiate a Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) CRISPR-Cas9 research ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3185 - € 4194 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

You will initiate emerging, cutting-edge genome modification technologies across the AMC/VUmc alliance, and advance our expertise in functional cancer genomics for target discovery. We aim to initiate a Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) CRISPR-Cas9 research facility that serves basic and translational cancer research labs throughout the entire CCA. The offered assignment embodies the start-up and implementation of this novel CCA facility.

Your tasks as CCA CRISPR facility officer include 1) the dissemination of state-of-the-art CRISPR-Cas9 knowledge and technology across the CCA, and 2) hands-on laboratory implementation of novel CRISP-Cas9 developments in relation to specific research projects, in collaboration with a team of CCA researchers at AMC and VUmc sites

Specific research projects involve the optimization of precise gene editing in different cancer cell model systems, designing tools for controlled gene activation and inhibition, implementing dead-Cas9 based intracellular labeling and tracing methods, and CRISPR-Cas9 library development for functional genomic screens. The proposed projects are aimed at deepening our understanding of fundamental cancer biological processes, e.g. in relation to cancer immunology, oncogene function, biomarkers, or the identification of targetable genes in different cancer model systems.

Functie-eisen

- You are a top-qualified molecular biologist or genome biologist (PhD) with proven experience in the use of the CRISPR-Cas9 system in mammalian cells. You are also keen on technology implementation and a strong innovator;

- You are experienced in the use and generation of (cancer) cell model systems, with an affinity for (cancer) genetics and functional genomic approaches;

- You have a strong affiliation with cancer research in a larger, multi-disciplinary organization of researchers and clinicians;

- You are a proven team player displaying excellent verbal and written communication skills in english;

- You are a highly structured organizer with ambition to combine scientific exploration and lab management.

Conditions

  • A fulltime (36-hour/week ) 4-year position for 3 years;

  • Terms of employment according to University Medical Center collective agreements (UMC-CAO);

  • You will be employed by AMC Medical Research BV, and work at the AMC as VUmc site in Amsterdam;

  • A gross monthly salary in scale 10 ranging from EUR 3185,- to EUR 4194,- based on qualifications and experience;

  • Vacation allowance of 8% and an allowance of 8.3% of the gross yearly salary payable at the end of the year.

Additional information

For more information on this position, you can contact Dr. Louis Vermeulen, AMC Medical Center Amsterdam at l.vermeulen@amc.uva.nl, or Dr. Rob Wolthuis, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, at r.wolthuis@vumc.nl.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

The AMC is more than just a hospital. It is a world in which patient care, research and education are integrated, and in which people are always central. It is an academic world full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel. Thinking big, daring to dream, cooperating internationally. And never letting yourself be put off by ‘It’s not possible’ or ’It won’t work anyway’. That is the AMC mentality.

The Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) houses one of the largest oncology research centers in the Netherlands, joining researchers from the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and the VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam. Our shared mission is to improve treatment, life expectancy and quality of life for cancer patients, and to reduce impact of cancer on health care and society. The CCA employs an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to bring excellent fundamental and translational cancer research into clinical practice. The CCA Cancer Biology and Immunology program is represented by multiple research groups at the AMC and VUmc sites. See: (https://www.amsterdamresearch.org/web/cancer-center-amsterdam/home-2.htm)

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