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Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m) in Vascularized Tissue Engineering
Published(1084 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1062 days ago)
University of TwenteEnschede (Niederlande)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Vascularized Tissue Engineering
38.0 hours per week
€ 3068 - € 4028
University of Twente (UT)
The Vascularization Laboratory in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Technology
and MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine) at the University of Twente, The Netherlands
has an opening for four PhD Candidates and 1 Post-doctoral fellow within the ERC project
’Vascular Tree Formation in Multi-Structural Tissue Engineering’.
Research project description
Engineered tissues offer a great promise to the field of medicine as an alternative for donor tissues. However,
the integration of engineered tissues after implantation is limited due to the lack of a vascular network. Currently,
strategies to include vascular networks rely on the spontaneous organization of vascular cells, or on the patterning
of these cells. However, this results in either vascular networks that are not organized, or networks that lose their
initial organization fast. This project will use a new approach to control vascular development. Fluid flows through
engineered tissues will be designed and controlled to guide vascular organization. Apart from that, growth factors
will be patterned in space and time to further direct the formation of a vascular network with a controlled organization.
In parallel, computational models will be developed that can predict vascular organization and development based on
processing parameters. Taken together, this project will result in a vascular network with a controllable long-term
The successful applicant has a background in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or in a closely related discipline.
He or she should possess excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following research areas: cell and
tissue culture, fluid flow and transport computational modelling, microfluidics, perfusion bioreactors, 3D bio-printing,
photo-patterning of cell containing hydrogels, biomaterial modification. Experience at the intersection of one or more of
these areas is desirable. Fluency in English is required. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.
Information and application
Questions regarding this positions can be directed to Jeroen Rouwkema, PhD, phone: +31-53-4896497,
Please send your application with c.v. (including contact information for at least two academic references) and transcripts
from your Bachelors and/or Masters degrees as a SINGLE PDF file. You can send your application through the button below,
before 25 February 2017.
Conditions of employment
We offer a contract for 24 months. This salary will be in scale 10 (CAO-NU) and will depend on the relevant experience
in this field of expertise. (Range scale 10: € 3.068,- to € 4.028,-)
Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday
allowance and an end-of-year bonus, and a number of additional benefits. Your main responsibility will be to carry out
research, but you will be given the opportunity to acquire some teaching experience as well.
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 five 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 Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente.
ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately
1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively
conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research
institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE, and IGS.
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