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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.
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.
Post-doctoral fellow position (3 years) in 3D cell culture
The Department of TissueRegeneration at the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente (tr.tnw.utwente.nl/) is dedicated to develop new strategies for the treatment of bone and cartilage defects, among other tissues. Our lab has developed in the past years high throughput screening (HTS) assays to evaluate cell-material interactions on different culturing substrates, and a library of 3D scaffolds with tailorable mechanical and physicochemical properties. In the further effort to exploit the potential of these technologies for stem cell applications, we are currently focusing in using these 3D porous biomaterials as cell culture systems and compare (stem) cell activity in 3D and 2D.
For this project we are looking for 1 post-doctoral fellow who will engage in the development and assessment of 3D scaffolds as cell culture systems by a number of imaging techniques, molecular, biochemical, and histological assays.
Function types: Postdoc positions
Scientific fields: Health
Hours: 38.0 hours per week
Salary: € 2861 - € 3755
Job number: 559118
The candidates should have a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in cell or molecular biology and affinity with biotechnology development. Understanding the basics behind biomaterials and scaffold fabrication technologies would be additional expertise that will be positively evaluated. Excellent knowledge of scientific English both in speaking and in reading is required.
Conditions of employment
We offer a top level research and academic environment with excellent opportunities for personal development. The assignment is for 3 years, with an evaluation every year on the milestones reached. The candidates are expected to disseminate the results through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences. The starting salary will be about € 2860 and subjected the candidate experience.
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