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PhD position in Targeted Therapeutics
You will work on a research project focused on the cell-specific targeting to tumors using nanoparticles to deliver potent therapeutic agents such as microRNA. The developed therapeutics will be extensively investigated in vitro in cell cultures and in vivo in advanced mouse tumor models.
You will work within a dynamic team of researchers having extensive experience in nanomedicine, targeted therapies and tumor biology. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council, which will be conducted in collaboration with a tumor biology research group form Karolinska Insitutet, Sweden.
The candidate should have a Master degree in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, biomedical technology, biological sciences, biotechnology or any relevant areas in the development of therapeutics. A good understanding of scientific English both in speaking and writing is required.
Applications consisting of a motivation letter, a detailed CV and if possible some references should be submitted through the application link below. Only online applications are considered, applications by email will not be accepted.
Conditions of employment
-A PhD position for four years (with an evaluation after the first year):
-A stimulating scientific environment
-Gross salary ranging from € 2042 tot € 2612 (4th year) per month
-Holidays Allowance (8%), end-of-year bonus (8.3%)
-Excellent facilities for professional and personal development
-Good Secondary conditions
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.
MIRA: Top Technology for Patients. MIRA is a leading and fast growing Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. Within MIRA, research is grouped into four research tracks: Tissue Regeneration, Targeted Therapeutics, Neural & Motor Systems and Imaging & Diagnostics. The institute combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice. It has full professors in all these 3 realms. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its highly valued position in Europe. Moreover, MIRA actively encourages its scientists to bring proprietary technologies to the market. It has given birth to dozens of companies and license deals in order to make its top technology widely accessible to patients
MIRA's ambitions. MIRA will be expanding from 250 employees in 2010 to 400 in 2014. It offers the finest scientists from all over the world a young and creative international atmosphere. Our employees are challenged to perform at the highest level and are stimulated to develop entrepreneurship. The institute has defined high standards to secure its excellence in research and education.
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Closing date: 28.02.2013