PhD Candidate Atherosclerosis and Liver Disease
We are looking for a motivated candidate for a PhD project in atherosclerosis and liver disease. Are you looking for a research project in a skilled international working environment with a team of diverse, highly motivated experts? This might be the place for you!
- Albinusdreef, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 36 uur
- € 2495 - € 3196 per maand
Your research will focus on the translational value of animal models in order to study the mechanism of action of selected preclinical and marketed therapeutic interventions in the field of atherosclerosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In addition, you will develop novel read-outs for analysis of inflammatory and cell biological processes that are involved in disease development and progression. This research project is a collaboration between TNO and Prof. Dr. J. Wouter Jukema of the Department of Cardiology at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). You will become part of multidisciplinary teams of scientists and technicians at TNO Leiden who are always on the hunt to learn more, and want to increase collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry. You will work in an international environment with a team of diverse and highly motivated experts.
· You hold a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, or similar
· You are qualified to conduct experiments with animals
· You are highly interested in using animal models to study the mechanism of action of specific medication
· Within this research you are employed by the LUMC, but your workplace is entirely by TNO Leiden
We are looking for PhD candidate with proven interest in atherosclerosis and liver disease. You hold a MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, or similar, and you are qualified to conduct experiments with animals (ex. Art. 9). You are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have a keen interest in science. Excellent communicative skills in speaking and writing, ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, and accuracy in the lab are required.
You will be employed on the basis of 36 hours per week. You will receive a contract for a year, with an extension of three years upon a positive progress evaluation.
Your salary will start with € 2,495 gross per month in the first year, amounting to a maximum of € 3,196 gross per month in the fourth year based on a fulltime position (scale for PhD students in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).
Your career at the LUMC
The LUMC offers opportunities to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills. We offer internal courses and in-service training to help you with your personal development. We also offer services for mobility and career advice.
Within this research you are employed by the LUMC, but your workplace is entirely by TNO Leiden.
TNO is an independent research organization whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organizations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Within the unit Healthy Living we develop innovations within the preclinical and clinical phases of medicine development, aiming to greatly reduce the failure rate of essential new medicines. This will make it possible to cut development costs and to get drugs to patients sooner. For more information, see https://www.tno.nl/en/focus-areas/healthy-living/
You will receive a contract for a year, with an extension of three years upon a positive progress evaluation.
For more information you can contact Prof. Dr. Wouter Jukema, medical specialist, Cardiology department e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also contact Geurt Stokman, project manager, Metabolic Health Research, e-mail: email@example.com