Postdoc position on bioprinting of pluripotent stem cells

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 09 Aug 2020

Postdoc position on bioprinting of pluripotent stem cells
Postdoc position on bioprinting of pluripotent stem cells
Published Deadline Location
23 Jul 9 Aug Maastricht

The department of Complex Tissue Regeneration (CTR) at MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University in the Netherlands invite applications for a postdoctoral position to work on a nationally funded project on bioprinting of induced pluripotent stem cells and renal progenitors
Job description

The department of Complex Tissue Regeneration (CTR) at MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University in the Netherlands invite applications for a postdoctoral position to work on a nationally funded project on bioprinting of induced pluripotent stem cells and renal progenitors.

​The postdoctoral researcher will perform cutting-edge research in methods applied to the development of in vitro 3D models, and more specifically on bioprinting approaches for the creation of renal models. Postdoctoral researcher will perform their research in an intellectually vibrant and multi-disciplinary environment.


Specifications
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2790—€4402 per month
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)


Requirements

Requirements

  • PhD degree with not more than one/two years of experience after the PhD, and with experience in one or more of the relevant fields (e.g. Biofabrication, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent title).
  • Strong scientific background and publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Dutch is not required.

Key expertise

  • Experience in the fields of biofabrication, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
  • Bioinks preparation and characterization.
  • Experience with pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation.
  • Knowledge in biomaterials science. 
  • Knowledge and experience with microscopy, image processing and analysis.

What we offer

  • Position in a research institute with cutting-edge biofabrication technologies such as bioprinting additive manufacturing and electrospinning.
  • Interdisciplinary position and environment within MERLN

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

The position is temporary for the duration of 12 months. Depending on experience and qualification, the gross monthly salary is scale 10 (max. € 4.402,-), based on a full-time appointment.

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.


Employer
Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 18,000 students and 4,400 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


Department
MERLN

The MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine focuses on developing novel and challenging technologies to advance the field of tissue and organ repair and regeneration through, amongst others, the development of high-throughput material platforms to screen cell-biomaterial interactions. MERLN consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers including fields as (stem cell) biology, materials engineering, chemistry, micro/nanofabrication, additive manufacturing, etc. The scientists at MERLN have an extensive network of collaborators within research institutions in and outside the Netherlands as well as with a number of biomedical companies, including their own spin-off companies, as entrepreneurship is highly fostered.


Additional information

For more information, you can contact Dr. Carlos Mota: c.mota@maastrichtuniversity.nl .



Application procedure

Application
 The application should contain:

  • Cover letter with motivation and availability date
  • Curriculum Vitae including list of publications
  • At least one recommendation letter

You can send your application to: hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.


Apply via postal mail
Apply via postal mail

hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2020.221 in your letter.


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