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Postdoctoral Researcher m/f Combining imaging biomarkers and multi-organ-on-chip technology


Vacancy details

General information

Organisation

TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology)

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the TNW Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.   

Reference

2020-109  

Publication start date

26/11/2020

Publication date

26/11/2020

Vacancy category

Standard

Minimum contract hours

38

Maximum contract hours

38

Position description

Category

Academic staff - Postdoc

Job title

Postdoctoral Researcher m/f Combining imaging biomarkers and multi-organ-on-chip technology

Minimum salary

3353

Maximum salary

4402

Job description

Postdoctoral Researcher m/f

Combining imaging biomarkers and multi-organ-on-chip technology for improved in vitro osteoarthritis models

JOB DESCRIPTION

University of Twente’s Technical Medical Centre is widely recognized for its excellence in development of new biomedical solutions and advanced biofabrication technologies. Here, various Departments work on pressing topics with high societal and biomedical relevance. Within the Department of Developmental BioEngineering (DBE; https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/dbe/), a vacancy exists for a postdoctoral researcher, to start on January/February of 2021, for the duration of 2 years.

Within the DBE Department, we have developed microfluidic or organ-on-chip platforms that emulate various tissues composing the articular joints. In this project, you will develop a humanized in vitro screening model for the articular joint tissues, cartilage and synovium, through the engineering and validation of a modular organ-on-chip platform. This state-of-the-art micro-technological approach will be combined with non-invasive imaging tool sets, to visually follow and quantify the markers characteristic of osteoarthritis progression in real-time.

 

Profile

You hold a PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, or an equivalent field of research. A background in microfluidics and/or cell biology (-related field) is preferred, but not essential.
You have a strong interest in organs-on-chips, microfluidics, and molecular cell biology;
You have experience in cell culture, tissue engineering, or microfabrication technologies. Experience in molecular imaging will be considered as a benefit;
You have excellent analytical skills and an innate ability for solution oriented problem solving;
You are a team player with great communication skills;
You have demonstrable leadership potential and experience in the supervision of students;
You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.
 

We offer

You will be appointed on a fulltime position for two years, within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues.

  • Gross salary: ranging from € 3.353 to € 4.402 per month, depending on your background, relevant experience and qualifications, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities.
  • A stimulating work environment in a recognized Centre of Excellence for osteoarthritis research.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged;
  • We strive for diversity and fairness in hiring.

Information and application

For inquiries about this position and our offer you can contact Prof. dr. Marcel Karperien (marcel.karperien@utwente.nl) or Dr. Liliana Moreira Teixeira (l.s.moreirateixeira@utwente.nl).


Please send your applications to the link below:

Application deadline: open until the 11th of December 2020.

 

About the department

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente circa 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and the TechMed Centre. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.

Position localisation

Job location

Nederland, Enschede, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB

Location

Drienerlolaan 5 7522 NB Enschede

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6. Doctorate

Scientific area

Natural sciences