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Postdoc sought in biomedical engineering for a project on engineering osteochondral interface

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join our interdisciplinary research team working in the field of regenerative medicine. The focus of our research is the …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Joseph Bechlaan, Maastricht, Limburg
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2709 - € 4274 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join our interdisciplinary research team working in the field of regenerative medicine. The focus of our research is the study and development of effective and affordable biomaterials for repair and regeneration of damaged or diseased organs and tissues. We are interested in understanding the interactions between biomaterials and biological systems, and then using this knowledge to design and develop new biomaterials that are able to harness the regenerative potential of the body. Our approach is materials science-driven but we also extensively use tools from other fields, in particular micro- and nanotechnology to accelerate the pace at which new biomaterials are developed and to further enhance our understanding of their interactions with cells and tissues.

Specifically, the goal of this project is to engineer osteochondral interface by using instructive biomaterials alone or in combination with clinically-relevant cells and employing microfabrication and/or additive manufacturing tools. The project is part of a larger program focusing on regeneration of osteochondral defects and in the long term, development of a bioengineered joint.

Functie-eisen

Successful candidate should have an engineering or materials science background and a PhD that shows their interest in biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine. They should have expertise in 2-3 of the following:

  • Biomaterials
  • (Inorganic) chemistry
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Micro- or nanotechnology

We are looking for creative thinkers who are prepared to take on highly challenging aims. The project will be very interdisciplinary, and it involves close collaboration with other scientists at Maastricht University as well as with other partners involved in the RegMed XB program. The project will suit an ambitious candidate who likes a fast-paced, but highly supportive environment. Excellent knowledge of scientific English for speaking, reading, and writing is required

Conditions

The full-time research position is offered for three years (1+2), with a yearly evaluation. Post-doc candidates are paid a salary between €2.709 and € 4.274 gross per month according to schale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). On top of the salary, there is an 8% holiday and 8.3% year-end bonus given annually and candidates who need to relocate may be eligible for compensation. For further details regarding the Collective Labour Agreement and Local UM provisions see www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees

Additional information

To apply, please submit:

- A cover letter including your motivation, your relevant experience (referring to the “description of the candidate”, above) and your preferred start date

- A CV

- Names of two people who could provide a reference

For any questions, please contact Prof. Pamela Habibovic (p.habibovic@maastrichtuniversity.nl).