27/03/2020

PhD candidate 'A functional tissue-generating patch for diaphragmatic hernia closure (DIAPATCH)'

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/03/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Nijmegen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36.0

The PhD project entitled "A functional tissue-generating patch for diaphragmatic hernia closure (DIAPATCH)" is a collaborative research project of Radboud university medical center and University of Twente, financed by the Netherlands foundation for scientific research NWO. The general aim is to develop a skeletal muscle-generating patch to close the opening in the muscular diaphragm of children born with CDH (congenital diaphragmatic hernia).

The biodegradable patch will consist of biological and synthetic polymers, and will have tuneable strength, toughness and biodegradability. Upon implantation of the patch in diaphragm defect, skeletal muscle cell ingrowth will be facilitated by a radial pore structure and biochemical cues. At the Radboud university medical center, a PhD candidate will conduct the biological part of the project, whereas the polymer-chemical part of the project will be carried out by the PhD candidate at the University of Twente. Moreover, four companies, two clinical departments and one patient organization are involved in the project.

Tasks and responsibilities
The PhD candidate will:

  • design and perform scientific research in the area of biomaterials and regenerative medicine.
  • generate and analyse the data in order to contribute to scientific publications and presents findings at scientific meetings.
  • work in a team with other students and scientists to discuss, plans and performs research in a stimulating environment.
  • complete the project with a scientific dissertation.

Benefits

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center's HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Selection process

Applicants should send:

  1. A letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goal.
  2. A curriculum vitae with grade list.
  3. Names and addresses of at least three professional references via the Apply button.

General questions regarding a PhD candidate at Radboudumc can be obtained from the management assistant Lisette Brocatus. Specific information about the project can be obtained from Dr. Willeke Daamen, assistant professor at the department of Biochemistry. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before March 31, 2020.
Recruitment agencies are asked not to respond to this job posting.

Additional comments

Applicants should send:

  1. A letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goal.
  2. A curriculum vitae with grade list.
  3. Names and addresses of at least three professional references via the Apply button.

General questions regarding a PhD candidate at Radboudumc can be obtained from the management assistant Lisette Brocatus. Specific information about the project can be obtained from Dr. Willeke Daamen, assistant professor at the department of Biochemistry. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before March 31, 2020.
Recruitment agencies are asked not to respond to this job posting.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

The candidate is expected to develop into an independent researcher. Moreover, the candidate is a team player able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team. During the PhD track, the candidate will mentor BSc and MSc students. Expertise in the following areas is highly recommendable: general protein biochemistry, cell culture, (immuno)histology, gene expression analysis and animal research.

  • MSc in Biology/Life Science/Biomedical sciences or similar.
  • Independent and well-structured working style.
  • High degree of initiative.
  • Strong motivation to succeed in scientific research.
  • Well-developed social skills directed to work in a team.
  • Excellent English writing and presentation skills.
  • Permission to work with animals (art. 9) is a benefit.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Radboudumc
Netherlands
Nijmegen
6525 GA
Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10

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Posting organisation offer ID: 290925

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