Postdoc position MERLN | 3D Printing and Bioprinting on advanced osteosarcoma’s predictive models (PREDICTOS, Horizon Europe project)

Postdoc position MERLN | 3D Printing and Bioprinting on advanced osteosarcoma’s predictive models (PREDICTOS, Horizon Europe project)

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12 Jul 28 Aug Maastricht

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Job description

The department of Complex Tissue Regeneration (CTR) at MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University in the Netherlands invite applications for a postdoctoral position to work on a Horizon Europe funded project on 3D Printing and Bioprinting on advanced osteosarcoma’s predictive models.

The postdoctoral researcher will perform cutting-edge research in methods applied to the development of 3D in vitro models, and more specifically on 3D printing and bioprinting approaches for the creation of bone models. Postdoctoral researcher will perform their research in an intellectually vibrant and multidisciplinary environment.


Maastricht University (UM)



  • PhD degree with experience in one or more of the relevant fields (e.g. Biofabrication, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterial Science, Biotechnology, Biology, or equivalent title).
  • Strong scientific background and publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are mandatory.
  • Knowledge of Dutch is not required. 

Key expertise

  • Experience in the fields of Bioprinting and 3D Printing (FDM).
  • Experience in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
  • Experience with polymeric and bioinks preparation and characterization.
  • Experience with cell culture techniques.
  • Experience with microscopy and other relevant tissue engineered characterization techniques

What we offer

  • Position in a research institute with cutting-edge biofabrication technologies such as bioprinting additive manufacturing and electrospinning.
  • Interdisciplinary position and environment within MERLN.

Conditions of employment

The position (1.0 FTE) is temporary for the duration of 2 years.

The salary is likely to be set in salary scale 10 of the CAO NU, with a minimum gross month salary of € 2,960 and a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,670 (depending on experience and qualification). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.

In addition to good primary employment conditions, UM also offers an attractive package of secondary employment conditions.

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 > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

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 22,000 students and 5,000 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.
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Maastricht University is now regarded as one of the best young universities in the world.

Maastricht is the southernmost city in the Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Limburg. Situated on the Maas river, within walking distance of Belgium and cycling distance of Germany, it claims to be the oldest city in the Netherlands (a claim it shares with Nijmegen). A great place to spend some time, it contains some magnificent buildings and culture, taking the form of plenty of old houses and buildings, lovely cathedrals and a spectacularly cobblestoned town centre. The city is also well known for its fine cuisine, excellent shops and multicultural atmosphere.



The MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine ( focuses on developing novel and challenging technologies to advance the field of tissue and organ repair and regeneration through, amongst others, the development of high-throughput material platforms to screen cell-biomaterial interactions. MERLN consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers including fields as (stem cell) biology, materials engineering, chemistry, micro/nanofabrication, additive manufacturing, etc. The scientists at MERLN have an extensive network of collaborators within research institutions in and outside the Netherlands as well as with a number of biomedical companies, including their own spin-off companies, as entrepreneurship is highly fostered.


  • Postdoc
  • Health; Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2023.333


Maastricht University (UM)

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