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PhD Candidate (Anatomy and Embryology)

Address: Leiden, The Netherlands
Salary: Maximum salary increases over the course of four years

Job vacancy number: D.20.MH.CV.29

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2020

The position

Are you interested in epigenetics, X chromosome inactivation and how this influences the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells? Then this PhD position might be something for you.

As a PhD-candidate you will contribute to research on how X chromosome inactivation influences the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells. In this (VICI) project you will work closely together with other researchers and technicians. You will end your project with a doctorate thesis with the aim of obtaining your PhD degree.

The profile

You have an MSc degree in a relevant area. You have experience with molecular biological research and you are familiar with gene editing tools. You can culture human pluripotent stem cells and are interested in germ cells and sex chromosomes. Lastly, you have a good command of the English language.

The offer

You will be appointed for the duration of four years. Your salary is a maximum of €2,422 in the first year, amounting to a maximum of €3,103 in the final year (PhD student scale of the Collective Labour Agreement for University Medical Centres).

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 (VICI), we want to discover how regulation of the X chromosome influences the differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells to male or female germ cells. In our group we often work with abortion material and human ovaries.

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.