Our research focuses on the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying hormonal-mediated regulation of solute and water transport processes in epithelia including kidney and small intestine. The major emphasis is currently on the epithelial calcium (TRPV5 & TRPV6), magnesium (TRPM6 & TRPM7) and water (Aquaporin 2) channels, salt transporters (NCC, ENaC) and succinate receptors that constitute instrumental solute transport pathways in epithelia. The current projects aim to investigate in detail the regulation of these transport activities in health and disease. To this end, a wide variety of cutting edge techniques will be applied including cell and molecular biological, genetics biochemical and physiological procedures.
Tasks and responsibilities
- The postdoc contributes to the development of new knowledge through research and knowledge transfer within the context of the departments’ research program
- Designs and performs scientific research in the area of molecular transport physiology in health and disease
- Generates and analyses the data in order to contribute to scientific publications and presents findings at scientific meetings
- Works in a team with other students and scientists to discuss, plans and performs research in a stimulating environment
- Works in a highly international research group with fellows from many countries
Information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Joost Hoenderop, +31 (0) 24-3610580, email@example.com, (use this email address only for information, for application use the apply button).
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