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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 H2020 EU funded project on Bioprinting on-chip microphysiological models of humanized kidney tubolointerstitium.
The postdoctoral researcher will perform cutting-edge research in methods applied to the development of 3D in vitro 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.
What we offer
Fixed-term contract: 2 years.
The position is temporary for the duration of 2 years. Depending on experience and qualification, the gross monthly salary is scale 10 (max. € 4.402,-).
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.
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 20,000 students and 4,700 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.
Maastricht is the southernmost city in the Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Limburg. Situated on the Maas river, within walking distance of Belgium and cycling distance of Germany, it claims to be the oldest city in the Netherlands (a claim it shares with Nijmegen). A great place to spend some time, it contains some magnificent buildings and culture, taking the form of plenty of old houses and buildings, lovely cathedrals and a spectacularly cobblestoned town centre. The city is also well known for its fine cuisine, excellent shops and multicultural atmosphere.
The MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine (https://merlninstitute.com/) 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.
Maastricht University (UM)
Universiteitssingel 40, 6229 ER, Maastricht
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