Postdoctoral fellow to study the hematopoietic stem cell niche in leukemia

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 27 May 2024

16 May 2024
Job Information

Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam)
Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

27 May 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Department of Hematology at the Erasmus Medical Center Cancer Institute runs an ambitious and internationally recognized research program in the field of bone marrow failure and leukemia. The overall goal of our laboratory is to gain a better understanding of the cellular elements and molecular pathways driving leukemogenesis. Specifically, we aim to understand the interplay between the bone marrow immune-microenvironment and hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells in this process.
The postdoctoral projects will focus on dissecting the role of inflammatory signaling in the stem cell niche in malignant transformation in the hematopoietic system. We will exploit mouse modeling and state-of-the art (single-cell) molecular tools and strive to translate insights to human disease, exploring therapeutic modalities aimed at targeting inflammatory niche signaling in the immune-microenvironment to treat and prevent leukemia.

Specific Requirements

The position should appeal to scientists who want to perform cutting edge basic/translational research applying in vitro and in vivo modeling with the ultimate goal to develop novel therapeutics. The following skills and qualifications are required:

  • Demonstrated track record in basic/translational research (at least one publication with impact).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • High level of motivation and ability to work in a team.

Expertise in hematology, immunology and/or stem cell biology, bio-informatical analyses of single cell data and mouse modeling would be highly recommendable. Being able to present a certificate of good conduct is a condition for the appointment.

Additional Information
  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 6.402,- (scale 11), depending on your level of educacation and relevant experience, based on a full-time working week of 36 hours.
  • You will receive a contract for 1 year.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in
    November and an individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP, we take care of approximately 2/3 of the
    monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as an incompany physiotherapist and bicycle
    repairer. There is also a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.
  • An International Office which aids you in preparing for your arrival and stay.

Selection process

For more information about this position please contact: Marc Raaijmakers, Professor, 010 703 02 72 .

Additional comments

For more information about this position please contact: Marc Raaijmakers, Professor, 010 703 02 72 .

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Erasmus MC
Postal Code
3015 GD
Dr. Molewaterplein 40

Where to apply



Dr. Molewaterplein 40
Postal Code

3015 GD


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