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PhD-candidate, FHML/NUTRIM – Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences

Understanding how cholesterol metabolism in the human body is regulated is essential to understand how nutrition prevents many non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and fatty liver disease. In that respect, we already know that what we eat has significant metabolic consequences.

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Minderbroedersberg, Maastricht, Limburg
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Understanding how cholesterol metabolism in the human body is regulated is essential to understand how nutrition prevents many non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and fatty liver disease. In that respect, we already know that what we eat has significant metabolic consequences. We also know that metabolic processes follow a circadian rhythm. A clear example is regulation of endogenous cholesterol synthesis, which clearly fluctuates over the day. An important question therefore is whether meal timing affects cholesterol metabolism. In this project, we will first map in man circadian rhythms of important markers of cholesterol synthesis and absorption. Based on these findings, we will design one or two human intervention studies to examine the importance of meal timing on cholesterol metabolism.

Functie-eisen

  • You have a Master degree in the field of BioMedical Sciences / Physiology / Nutrition / Medicine and would like to further develop in this area.
  • You have a real researcher’s mentality; open-minded, curious, enthusiastic, and accurate.
  • You have a more than basic knowledge of statistics.
  • You are capable of working independently, but you are also a team player.
  • You have good organizational and communication skills. You master English in speech and writing.

Conditions

Temporary employment for 4 years. Your salary would be € 2.222,- gross per month in the first year up to € 2.840,- gross per month in the fourth year according to the PhD-candidate salary scale. Each year an evaluation will take place.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Additional information

Prof. Ronald Mensink (r.mensink@maastrichtuniversity.nl, +31 43-3881308)

or

Prof. Jogchum Plat (j.plat@maastrichtuniversity.nl, +31 43-3881309).