29 PhD student positions, Regenerative Medicine m/f, vacancy number 2018/0614

29 PhD student positions, Regenerative Medicine m/f, vacancy number 2018/0614

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11 Jul 26 Aug Utrecht

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Job description

University Medical Center Utrecht and University Utrecht are offering 29 PhD positions focusing on regenerative medicine and stem cells, in Utrecht, the Netherlands, within the EC H2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND RESCUE doctorate project. All positions will be located at the Regenerative Medicine Centre Utrecht and signed up to the Regenerative Medicine PhD Program within Utrecht's Graduate School of Life Sciences. However, each position is different and has specific eligibility requirements. You will be trained by different institutes, sectors and disciplines. RESCUE trains in three main research pillars: I. Stem Cell & Organoid Biology, II. Cardiovascular Regeneration, and III. Musculoskeletal Regeneration. You will obtain this specialist training by participating in cutting-edge research projects, attending specialist training schools and other networking activities, and receiving training in generic research and transferable skills.

RESCUE is an inspiring, multidisciplinary and translational education program and provides a global training network including over 50 excellent academic and industrial partner organizations. RESCUE aims to shape a new generation of research experts, empowering them to take leading positions in the field of regenerative medicine world-wide. Regenerative Medicine is a dynamic field that brings together fundamental and clinical scientists from many disciplines with the aim of developing novel therapeutic strategies for a wide variety of diseases.

You can find more information about the positions, the specific requirements for each research project by viewing the different vacancies, and apply via the online application form on our RESCUE website at www.RESCUE-COFUND.eu.


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)


Strict and mandatory requirements for all candidates: you are in the first four years of your research career (no doctoral degree) before the appointment date, you have not lived or carried out your main activity (e.g. reside, work, studies) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months during the 3 years immediately prior to the application deadline, and you hold an MSc degree (or will graduate before the appointment date) in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, medical/biomedical sciences, neuroscience, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and/or human medicine.

Other requirements: You have a strong interest in regenerative medicine and stem cell biology, and a substantial background and expertise in and affinity with one or more of these fields: Musculoskeletal Regeneration, Cardiovascular Regeneration, and/or Stem Cell & Organoid Biology. You possess excellent communication skills and excellent proficiency in the English language (both oral and written), and you are accurate, cooperative, flexible and mobile. An inquisitive mind-set and self-reliance are very important, and you are also enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and have a no-nonsense mentality.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: temporary appointment for 4 years.

For this 100% post, the maximum salary will be € 2.919,-. This will be a temporary appointment for 4 years, starting with a contract for one year. Start date of employment will be 1 February 2019 (or in any case between 1 January 2019 and 1 June 2019).


University Medical Centre Utrecht

With over 1,100 beds and more than 11,000 employees, the University Medical Center Utrecht is one of the largest academic health care centers in the Netherlands. Our aim is to improve. Our patients’ health, but also our students and employees. Whether you are a doctor or a business economist, a researcher or a SAP-specialist: working with us means having a job that matters, access to the best facilities and the opportunity to grow as a professional and contribute towards innovative health care.

Scientific research at the UMC Utrecht is rooted in the world around us. We listen to people; the wishes and needs of patients come first. Together with our national and international partners, we invest in innovation and research in order to ensure that our care remains of the highest quality. Focus is pivotal in this, which is why we have concentrated our research in six programs:

  • Brain
  • Infection & Immunity
  • Circulatory Health
  • Personalized Cancer Care
  • RM & Stem Cells
  • Child Health



The RESCUE project

The RESCUE (local training network on 'REgenerative medicine and Stem Cell technology in UtrEcht') project is an international PhD program on regenerative medicine coordinated by the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). Together with the University Utrecht (UU), it is offering a unique opportunity to 29 excellent PhD candidates (early stage researchers: ESRs). More information about the UMCU and UU can be found on our RESCUE website www.RESCUE-COFUND.eu. Both organizations are located in Utrecht. Utrecht is a young and vibrant city with a large academic population, around 30 minutes south-east of Amsterdam.



  • PhD; Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • max. €2919 per month
  • University graduate
  • 2018/0614


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)

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