PhD candidate sought with interest in gene editing for regenerative medicine at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: today

Description of the candidate
Candidates should possess a Masters degree in a relevant field (e.g., Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Genetics) or have experience that demonstrates their affinity for this topic if they have a different educational background. Candidates who have done their Bachelors degree in a country where it is the norm to directly enter a PhD afterwards (e.g. USA) are welcome to apply, but must demonstrate independent research experience.

The desired candidate has the following skills and/or interests:

  • Cell and molecular biology assays
  • Cell culture, especially pluripotent stem cells
  • Genetics
  • CRISPR or other gene editing
  • Willingness to work with human corneas

We are looking for creative thinkers who are prepared to take on highly challenging aims. The project will be very interdisciplinary, and will suit an ambitious candidate who likes a fast-paced environment. Excellent knowledge of scientific English for speaking, reading, and writing are required. Knowledge of Dutch is not required.

The host
The PhD candidate will have a cross-disciplinary supervision team comprising Dr Mor Dickman (University Eye Clinical Maastricht), Dr Vanessa LaPointe (MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University), and Prof. Hans van Bokhoven (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen). The candidate will mainly perform their research in the laboratories of Prof. van Bokhoven (Nijmegen) and Dr LaPointe (Maastricht), with the expectation of the first part of the project taking place in Nijmegen.

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