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Postdoc Human genetics

The Department of Human Genetics is looking for a postdoc who will test different therapeutic exon skipping compounds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in muscle cell cultures and evaluate parameters that influence efficiency of these therapies.

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Albinusdreef, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 uur
€ 4481 per maand


You will work on a project that aims to elucidate factors that play a role in determining the efficiency of therapeutic exon skipping compounds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The project is funded by and in collaboration with Sarepta Therapeutics. You will work in a team consisting of a professor, an assistant professor, two postdocs, two PhD students and four technicians, that focuses on developing therapies for muscular dystrophies with a focus on Duchenne. Your work will involve testing different exon skipping compounds in muscle cell cultures and evaluating parameters that influence efficiency.


You are a highly motivated candidate who has recently obtained a PhD degree in molecular biology or a similar subject. You have an interest in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and muscular diseases in general. Also, you are interested in academic research and collaborating in research projects. You have experience with cell culture, additional experience with muscular cell culturing is preferred. Furthermore, you have experience with common molecular biological techniques. Finally, you possess solid communication skills.


You will be employed on the basis of 36 hours per week. Appointment is for one year, possibly to be extended. Your salary is based on your education and experience and is a maximum of € 4,481 gross per month, based on a full time position (scale 10 in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).

Additional information

References will be requested as part of the application procedure.

Contact: Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, professor, Department of Human Genetics, telephone +31(0)71 526 94 36.