We are looking for talented and highly motivated PhD with a relevant Msc degree, preferable in biomedical sciences. You have excellent experimental skills and preferable have experience with in vivo animal (pain) models (FELASA C certificate or equivalent), in vitro cultures such as human ipSC-derived sensory neurons or with bone cancer or osteoarthritis pain research will be an advantage. Experience in the field of neuroscience and/or neuro-immunology is advantageous. You should have good communication skills and organizational talent. The candidate should be flexible, versatile, and a good team player.
Mobility rule: You must not
have resided or carried out main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands
for more than 12 months in the 36 months
immediately before the date of recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
This is a full time position. The first 3 years are MSCA funded. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the requirements from the European Commission related to the MSCA programme and the CAO of UMC Utrecht. The monthly salary begins around EUR 2900 gross. The project starts between May-September 2024. Your application should include a motivation letter, a CV, and a brief description of past work experience.
General job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow are to:
- Manage and carry through your research project.
- Participate in the BonePainIII training and network activities.
- Take PhD courses.
- Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis.
- Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings.
- Research stay at an external research laboratory within the BonePainII network.
- Disseminate your research.
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants:
- Relevant skills and knowledge.
- Previous publications.
- Relevant work experience.
- The grades achieved during bachelor/master studies.
- Other professional activities.
- Language skills.
- Assessment of the candidate’s motivation letter.
Applications will be evaluated by an assessment committee consisting of the principal supervisor, the co-supervisor of the BonePainIII network and 1-2 members of the local research team. Gender balance in the selection committee will be ensured. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (e.g. via MS Teams).