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Senior Postdoc (Anatomy and Embryology)

Address: Leiden, The Netherlands
Salary: Maximum €5,226 gross per month

Job vacancy number: D.20.MH.CV.28

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2020

The position

Are you an expert on microfluidics and interested in an interesting research position at an academic medical centre? Then this postdoc position might be something for you.

As a senior postdoc you will use your knowledge of microfluidics and apply it to develop an innovative in vitro artificial ovary measurement model to study female reproduction. In doing so, you will collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting with other researchers, technicians and other colleagues. As a senior postdoc, you will be involved in multiple projects related to the subject in which you also have a supervising role.

The profile

You have a PhD degree in a relevant subject. You are familiar with tissue culture and 3D culture/ organoids and are very experienced in developing and using microfluidics systems. You are interested in gametogenesis and human reproduction. You have a good command of the English language and are able to collaborate in an international, multidisciplinary environment.

The offer

You will be employed on the basis of a 36-hour week. Appointment is for a minimum of one year. The salary will depend on your qualifications and experience, with a maximum of €5,226 gross per month based on a full time position (scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).

Working at LUMC

The Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) is a centre for medical innovation that aims to improve patient care through leading international research. So as to also provide our patients with a safe and friendly environment, we need doctors, medical care specialists, support staff and academic researchers.

The appointment is at the Anatomy and Embryology department. In this project (ERC), you will establish innovative microfluidic systems to recapitulate female gametogenesis from ex vivo pieces of human ovary and stem cells. In the process you will identify and measure cellular and molecular interactions between developing gametes and their gonadal somatic environment. In our group, we work with adult ovaries and human abortion material.

More information

A detailed description of this position can be found here. If you have any questions or would like more information about this position, please contact Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes, Professor of Anatomy and Embryology, on +31(0)71 526 93 50.

References can be requested as part of the procedure.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please complete this application form form by Thursday 30 April 2020 at the latest.