Postdoc/onderzoeker

UMC Utrecht

UMC Utrecht

Functiegebied:
Kinderverpleegkundige
Regio:
Utrecht
Standplaats:
Regio Utrecht
Aanstelling:
Vaste aanstelling
Dienstverband:
Niet nader bepaald
Plaatsingsdatum:
20-7-2019

Vacatureomschrijving

We offer a postdoc position in which you will be part of the Cardiovascular Moonshot REGMEDXB consortium. For patients with end-stage cardiac failure, the best treatment option is to receive a heart transplant. Currently, a donor heart is stored on ice and kept alive ex vivo for only 4-6 hours. Ex vivo perfusion of the heart would have several advantages, including extending the storage time without affecting function, thereby offering opportunities for expanding the current transplantation program to more patients. In this consortium, we aim to develop a system of ex vivo organ perfusion that allows prolongation of storage time of the human heart. Once we are able to extend the survival time, it also becomes possible to perform ex vivo valvular repair, vascular regeneration or replacement, and induction of cardiomyocyte division. The ultimate goal is to repair the human heart ex vivo and return it to the patient after one week of mechanical support and prolonged narcosis. In case of failure of cardiac repair, alternative therapy becomes available through the development of the total artificial heart. Tasks: As part of the project, you will be hired as a postdoc to study the current decline in cardiac function ex vivo. You will focus on the effect of ex vivo perfusion on the micro-and-macro cardiac vasculature to help team members improve the system. In addition, you will collaborate with TUe and the biofab lab at the Utrecht Regenerative Medicine Institute to design and develop biodegradable synthetic vascular grafts for replacement of affected cardiac vasculature.

Department

We seek a postdoc who will work in the department of nephrology & hypertension, which is part of the division DIGD. The department is committed to regenerative research. The division is an integral part of the UMC Utrecht. The UMC Utrecht is a leading international academic medical centre where knowledge of health, illness and care is generated, evaluated, shared and applied for the benefit of patients and society. The project you’ll work on is part of RegMed XB Cardiovascular Moonshot and is supervised by Dr. Caroline Cheng, and Prof. Marianne Verhaar.

Profile

We are looking for a candidate who has a PhD in tissue engineering. You have affinity with cardiac physiology, vascular biology and technical innovation. Experiences with 3D printing and electrospinning and cell culture are absolutely required.

The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 4.361,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). This job is based on a temporary position for 2 jaar.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

Details

The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 4.361,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours) depending on experience. This job is based on a temporary position for 12 months, which can be extended to a total of 24 months. In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

More information

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mrs.dr. Caroline Cheng, Senior Onderzoeker, phone number: contactinformatie (telefoonnummer) , e-mail adress: K.L.Cheng-2@umcutrecht.nl.

Acquisition based on this jobopening is not appreciated.


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