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Postdoc Human Pancreatic Islet Cells

We are looking for a postdoc for our Department of Internal Medicine/Nephrology where you will join the Islet lab that develops basic and clinical research programs involving human pancreatic islet cells. Are you the candidate we are looking for?

7 maanden geleden


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


You will be working on a project focusing on investigating the cellular plasticity (i.e. capacity to change identity) of human pancreatic islet cells in the context of type 1 diabetes. This project will be run in collaboration with Dr Raphael Scharfmann (INSERM, Paris, France). In addition, you will be involved in the isolation of human pancreatic islets for transplantation within a GMP environment contributing to the current clinical islet transplantation program in our institute. Islets and non-islet tissue that cannot be used for transplantation can often be used for research purposes.

· You hold a PhD in biomedical sciences or equivalent

· You will work with (primary) human pancreatic cells

· You will also be involved in the isolation of human pancreatic islets for transplantation

· View more project information here


You are a motivated and dedicated candidate who holds a PhD degree in biomedical sciences (or equivalent). Preferrably, you have experience in (primary human) cell culture, RNA and protein work (Q-PCR, RNA-sequencing, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry), cell imaging techniques (confocal, live imaging), and in particular in bioinformatics (use of R) and big data analysis (of (single-cell) transcriptomics, ideally). We are looking for someone who is flexible and can work well together.


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

Additional information

Appointment is initially for one year, possibly to be extended to up to three years.

Irregular working hours are part of the position.

Contact: Dr. Françoise Carlotti, assistant professor, co-head Islet Research lab, telephone +31(0)71 526 20 11, email: f.carlotti@lumc.nl.