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The successful candidate will join a group of technicians in a medical faculty striving to provide the best animal care and professional laboratory support, involving translational scientific research methods for researchers of the Physiology department and the Central Animal Facility.
The responsabilities include:
1. welfare monitoring, pre-, peri- and postoperative care, monitoring of anesthesia
2. assist in and performing of surgical procedures.
3. providing technical support for experiments based on in vivo animal experiments
4. teaching practical skills to researchers and students
5. laboratory procedures and accurate documentation using computer programs.
Completed training as zoological analyst/biotechnician at dutch MBO or HBO level or equivalent.
License of certification as biotechnician (art.13f2 or former art.12 (Wet op Dierproeven)) or equivalent.
Preferrably (but not necessary) experience in working with large animals and/or surgical procedures.
Due to the need to work in an cooperative environment with other specialists: excellent inter-personal communication.
Creativity and flexibility are desirable.
Interest in scientific work and analysis and dedication to the animals is required.
Willing to work in weekend and evening hours (compensation provided)
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/support/um-employees
Fixed-term contract: 2 years
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
The Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), School for Cardiovascular Diseases, is one of the top institutes for translational cardiovascular research in Europe. It is among the world leaders in the fields of research into vascular and thrombotic disorders and atrial fibrillation as well as translational heart failure research. It has also made important international contributions to molecular imaging in the cardiovascular field.
With an annual budget of approximately 22 mln Euros in 2017, CARIM is one of the largest cardiovascular research institutes in Europe, producing more than 500 scientific articles and approximately 40 PhD dissertations per year. CARIM employs 250 researchers from 13 disciplines, about 100 PhD students and 40 technical and support staff members.
Over the last ten years, CARIM papers have been published in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature Medicine, Nature Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Circulation, Lancet Neurology, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Bibliometric analyses illustrate that CARIM publications have been cited 1.97 times more often than the world average for the cardiovascular field in the period of 2009 until 2012.
CARIM is recognized by the KNAW as a research school and as an international training site for Early Stage Researchers in the framework of the Marie Curie Program.
Cardiovascular scientists from around the world join CARIM because it values open communication, close cooperation, high ambitions, good facilities and a critical learning environment.
Maastricht University (UM)
Minderbroedersberg 4, 6211 LK, Maastricht