Scientific research technician veterinary regenerative orthopedics

Scientific research technician veterinary regenerative orthopedics

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22 mrt 17 apr Utrecht

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We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic PhD candidate in veterinary regenerative orthopedics


We are looking for a scientific research technician who will be providing technical support to our research team by performing a variety of tasks in support of research. You will be working closely with team members (two postdocs, one PhD candidate) of the NC-CHOICE project.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Wat ga je doen?
As a scientific research technician you are responsible for providing technical support to our research team by performing a variety of tasks in support of research. Your daily work consists of supporting the team in hands-on practices such as cell and tissue culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue processing, and histology. Sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analysing results as part of our scientific team will be your daily activities. Furthermore, you will assist in the processing of primary animal and human tissues and occasionally contribute to activities that relate to experimental animal studies. If you like working in a multidisciplinary team like ours and enjoy multitasking, then this is the job for you. You will be working closely with team members (two postdocs, one PhD candidate) of the NC-CHOICE project.


Universiteit Utrecht


  • This job is right for you if you:
  • have BSc degree in Applied Sciences (HLO; hoger laboratorium onderwijs) or a MSc in the field of Life Sciences (e.g., biomedical sciences, regenerative medicine, biology of disease);
  • have at least two to three years working experience as research technician;
  • have experience with cell and tissue culture, biochemical assays (e.g., ELISAs, qPCR), and histological techniques (immunohistochemistry and biochemical stainings);
  • have good communication skills in a team environment;
  • are practical, organised and precise, and feel responsible for your work;
  • like to support and facilitate in a hands-on way in various projects and like to supervise students in basic lab activities;
  • like to explore and learn new methods;
  • do not mind working with cadaveric tissues;
  • Experience with confocal microscopy and/or flow cytometry is an advantage;
  • Experience with techniques often used in musculoskeletal research is an advantage.

Besides this, we are looking for someone who works meticulously and has good English communication skills. You will be working in a young, international and multidisciplinary research team of eight postdocs, eight PhDs, three staff members and students and headed by Prof. Marianna Tryfonidou).


We offer:
  • an employment contract for one year, with the possibility of two years extension;
  • a working week of 32 to 40 hours and a gross monthly salary between €2,693 and €4,103 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 7, 8 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU));
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.


Universiteit Utrecht

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where veterinarians are trained, researchers are also working together on innovative scientific research. Furthermore the faculty delivers expert clinical care at the University Animal Hospital. Thanks to this position, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a point of contact for all veterinary matters, both nationally and increasingly internationally. The faculty employs approximately 900 veterinarians, scientists and support staff and counts 1,500 students. It is is located at the Utrecht Science Park, near the historical city centre of Utrecht.

At the Department of Clinical Sciences, you will work alongside approximately 150 veterinarians and a similar number of support staff. Approximately two-thirds of the veterinarians are specialists in various disciplines; the remaining one-third consists of interns, residents and PhD students. Together we are responsible for the education of veterinary students, provision of clinical services to horses and companion animals, and both clinical and more fundamental research in the areas of regenerative medicine, locomotion, genetics and reproduction.


  • Techniek / laboratorium
  • Gezondheid
  • 16—40 uur per week
  • €2693—€3636 per maand
  • HBO
  • 3729


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