PhD-student pre-clinical testing adhesives (ADHERE)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 29 May 2024

25 Apr 2024
Job Information

University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG)
Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

29 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 PhD student will work in close collaboration with collaborators at the University of Twente where novel sealants will be developed, to enable extensive testing of these compounds for toxicity and functionality using multiple in vitro and ex vivo lung cell and tissue culturing techniques at the UMCG. The PhD student needs to be a biomedical scientist with some affinity for polymer chemistry, as well as possessing an intrinsic interest in lung physiology and the treatment of COPD patients. Within this project a wide range of lab techniques will be used, including (primary) human lung cell culture, (confocal) microscopy, lung tissue dissection and immunohistochemistry, qRT-PCR, ELISA and mechanical and adhesion testing.

Specific Requirements

- You have a Master’s degree in Molecular/Medical Biology, Biomedical Sciences, or equivalent.
- You are aware of, and can comply with, requirements for working within a confidential research collaboration.
- You can work in a multidisciplinary team, and manage communication with multiple players from different specialties.
- You have expertise with cell culture, preferably primary human lung cell culture models, experience with immunological, cell and molecular biological techniques such as RNA isolation, qPCR, FACS, ELISA, immunohistochemistry and you have a VMT certificate or proven skills in microbiology.
- You have excellent organizational, communication and interaction skills.
- Command of the English language in spoken and written word is mandatory.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

Additional Information

The PhD student position is for a duration of 4 years, with an initial contract of one year, followed by an extension, based on performance. Your salary will be a minimum of 3.017,- gross per month in the first year and a maximum of 3.824,- gross per month (scale PRO) in the final (4th) year, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).

A look in the department:
You are welcome for a tour and further introductions, even if you do not want to write an application letter immediately. You can make an appointment for this with one of the contact persons below.

Selection process

Prof. Dr. Janette Burgess, [email protected] , telefoonnummer: +31(0)50 3610 985
Dr. S. Daan Pouwels, [email protected] , telefoonnummer: +31(0)50 361 3178

Additional comments

Prof. Dr. Janette Burgess
+31(0)50 3610 985
[email protected]

Dr. S. Daan Pouwels
+31(0)50 361 3178
[email protected]

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Postal Code
9713 GZ
Hanzeplein 1

Where to apply



Hanzeplein 1
Postal Code

9713 GZ


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