You will be working in the department of the European Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)/ University of Groningen (UG).
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, the City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists. The Faculty of Medical Sciences is the second oldest medical faculty in The Netherlands.
You will be based within the department of ERIBA
, which is an internationally recognized research institute. Since its inception, the institute has grown and established itself as one of the leading institutes, focusing on fundamental biology to understand the causes of aging. The core research focuses on the mechanisms that result in the loss of cells with age and the decline in cellular functioning.
You will join the research team of Stem Cell Regulation and Mechanisms of Regeneration
within the ERIBA, UMCG. The research team is international, and the working language is English. (Speaking Dutch is not required.) The research team studies aging-resilient and highly regenerative animals – to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive stem cell activity during regeneration and protect stem cells from intrinsic and extrinsic stresses.
You will also be part of the wider community of fellows in the REGENERATE-IT doctoral network, funded by the MSCA Doctoral Networks, comprising 12 laboratories across Europe (www.regenerate-it.eu/). You will participate in the training activities organized by the network, including secondments, in which you will be hosted for research/training visits in a partner laboratory.
You will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) at UMCG/UG and will be supervised by Prof. Eugene Berezikov (https://umcgresearch.org/w/eriba-stem-cell-regulation-and-mechanisms-of-regeneration).