Postdoc position Dept. Of Pulmonary Disease

Postdoc position Dept. Of Pulmonary Disease

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22 May 30 May Amsterdam

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Modelling and treatment of inflammatory thrombosis in the pulmonary vasculature
For the current PostDoc position, we are looking for an enthusiastic PostDoc candidate with biomedical or medical background who is eager to decipher the early steps in th...

Job description

Chronic Thrombo-embolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) is a progressive lung disease, characterized by progressive thrombotic occlusion of the pulmonary vasculature. Recent studies have stressed the importance of inflammation and endothelial injury in the development and progression of CTEPH. In addition, inflammation driven thrombosis in the pulmonary vasculature is also seen in other diseases including Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and COVID. The endothelium plays a major role in the control of thrombosis, however, it remains largely unknown how activation or injury of the pulmonary endothelium contributes to CTEPH and other forms of inflammatory thrombosis.

The Amsterdam UMC is a central referral center for CTEPH patients, and patients undergo surgery for CTEPH at a regular basis, and we have an established pipeline for isolating cells from patient material. Following the transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of CTEPH endothelial cells in in last years, we have identified a number of candidate genes/proteins which contribute to in situ thrombosis in CTEPH.

About your role
The work will mainly involve laboratory work using endothelial cells. The Department of Pulmonary Disease hosts a large preclinical laboratory, which directly links fundamental cell biology to daily patient care. As a result, a wide variety of patient tissues, plasma and cells are at your disposal. For the current project, you will be working with state-of-the art cell culture techniques, including 3D culture systems, a thrombosis-on-a-chip mode, flow/shear stress set-ups as well as lentivirus-based gene editing systems.

Your core business
  • Isolation and culture of endothelial cells from patient tissue;
  • Endothelial cell culture, using 3D flow models;
  • Genetic editing with CRISPR/Cas9, short hairpin RNA and or lentiviral overexpression models;
  • Perform Chromatic Immunoprecipitation (ChIP);
  • qPCR, Western Blot and immunofluorescence;
  • Data analysis;
  • Scientific writing.


Amsterdam UMC


  • A PhD degree in vascular biology with demonstrable experience and affinity for endothelial cell culture;
  • Fluent in English;
  • You are able to work in a team, and as a team member are able to take responsibility to keep the lab work running.

Conditions of employment

Salary Scale 10: 3.230 to 5.088 euro gross when employed full-time (step depending on qualifications and experience).
  • A contract for the duration of the project
  • Besides a good basic salary, you will also receive an 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% holiday allowance.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Pension accrual with ABP, of which pay 70% of the premium.
  • Reimbursemen tof 75% of your public transport costs. Would you rather travel by bike? Then we have a good bicycle scheme.
  • An active personnel association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, which organise fun (sports) activities and events.


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • University graduate
  • 8419



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