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Postdoc Cell and Chemical Biology m/f
Are you looking for a research opportunity in molecular and cell biology? Would you like to conduct an in-depth research on gene editing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Then this position might be for you.
- Albinusdreef, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 36 uur
- € 4216 - € 4216 per maand
The Department of Cell and Chemical Biology is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow to work on a 2-year research project. As postdoc in the Department of Cell and Chemical Biology you will be part of a research team working in the field of gene editing. Your research project will involve investigating gene transfer and gene editing strategies for the correction of muscle progenitor cells from patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This research will include working with state-of-the-art viral vector systems, protein engineering and gene-modifying tools. You will be expected to supervise personnel in coordination with the other group members daily, as well as organize, communicate and publish the experimental findings.
You have obtained a PhD degree in Biomedical sciences, Protein engineering, Biochemistry or a similar field within the last five years and possess solid experience in molecular and cell biology. Prior experience on protein modelling, expression, purification and characterization is required. Additional previous experience with viral vector systems and/or gene editing technologies is advantageous. You should be highly motivated and capable of working both independently and in a team, and be proficient in both written and spoken English.
You will be employed on the basis of a 36-hour week. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility to be extended by one additional year, for the duration of the project. Your salary will depend on your qualifications and experience, with a maximum of € 4,216 gross per month based on a full time position (scale 10 of the Collective Labor Agreement for University Hospitals).
The terms of employment offered by the LUMC are very attractive. For example, you will receive an 8% holiday remuneration, a year-end bonus, pension arrangement with the National Civil Pension Fund. Also, as an employee of one of the University Hospitals in the Netherlands, you will be able to join our collective health insurance policy.
Moreover, the LUMC offers excellent facilities in the area of education, child-care centers, and career advice.
If you have any questions or if you want more information about this position, please contact Manuel A.F.V. Gonçalves, Associate professor, Department of Cell and Chemical Biology, telephone +31 (0)71 526 92 37, e-mail M.F.V.Goncalves@lumc.nl. You may also contact Josephine M. Janssen, Research Technician, Department of Cell and Chemical Biology, telephone +31 (0)71 526 92 38, e-mail J.M.Janssen@lumc.nl.
For this position references will be asked for and checked. The application procedure may include a presentation.