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PhD Bioengineering of cell culture models for toxicity testing in cancer 1.0 FTE

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic life scientist for a fully funded four-year PhD position. The position is available within the group of Dr. Anika Nagelkerke, embedded within the Pharmaceutical Analysis research unit within GRIP. The successful applicant will receiv

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic life scientist for a fully funded four-year PhD position. The position is available within the group of Dr. Anika Nagelkerke, embedded within the Pharmaceutical Analysis research unit within GRIP. The successful applicant will receive first-class training within a cutting-edge research project, complemented by courses, workshops and training opportunities, transferable skills and teaching. The PhD candidate will perform independent and original research, will report on data obtained in international publications and presentations and is expected to assist in the supervision of research projects for both bachelor and master students. After four years, the research project will result in a PhD dissertation.

The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary research environment where pharmaceutical science, cell biology and technological aspects are combined in order to improve our understanding of cancer and the drug responses thereof.
In this project, the PhD student will:
- employ biomaterials and microfluidic approaches to generate improved in vitro models for cancer
- use these models for subsequent functional analyses and advanced toxicity testing
- integrate the data obtained to determine which parameters are important for drug response.

Functie-eisen

Qualifications
- MSc degree in life science (medical biology, biomedical science, bioengineering, pharmacy or biochemistry)
- relevant experience in the areas of cancer research and/or toxicology, and proven affinity with cell culture and biomaterials
- a good command of English (oral and written)
- excellent communication skills
- the ability and initiative to work as an independent researcher in a multidisciplinary team.

Conditions

For the PhD candidate, we offer:
- a salary of € 2.325 (salary scale Dutch Universities) gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2.972 gross per month in the last year, based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE), excluding a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and a 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities)
- a PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the successful candidates will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering
- a temporary position of one year with the option of a three-year extension, conditional on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that successful completion of the PhD dissertation within the next three years is expected.

How to apply
Please add the relevant vacancy number as indicated above in your application and include:
- cover letter with background and motivation for applying (max. 1 page)
- curriculum vitae
- contact information of three academic references
- a statement regarding your past research experience, your research interests and other information you consider relevant (max. 1 page).

You may apply for this position until 14 March 23.59h / before 15 March 2019 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

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Additional information

Dr Anika Nagelkerke
a.p.nagelkerke@rug.nl