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PhD position in molecular toxicology – Vrije, Netherlands 2022

The Netherlands, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

PhD position in molecular toxicology and IPSC – Derived Cell systems is at the Vrije University – Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: €2,434 - €3,111/month

Faculty of Science
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  • Master degree in Molecular or Cellular biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Interest in toxicology and mechanistic assays
  • Aptitude for data handling and analysis
  • Good communication, organizational and social skills
  • High proficiency in speaking and writing in the English language
  • Team player with the ability to work independently
  • Strong motivation for scientific research

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a motivated PhD student with strong background in human cell culture systems and omics data handling for toxicity testing to develop research within the NWA-ORC project Virtual Human Platform for Safety assessment (

Your duties

  • Optimize and characterize human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models, including renal and liver and possibly other organs
  • Perform human cell culture-based exposure experiments for assessment of toxicodynamics and-kinetics, including characterisation of donor specific responses
  • Data analysis and integration, including transcriptomics datasets
  • Conduct research within the scope of the project leading to a dissertation
  • Publish scientific articles and present research results at conferences
  • Supervision of MSc and BSc students
  • Collaborate within the team and with other international researchers

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until February 15, 2022 The expected starting date is April 2022.Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

About the Department

The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.

About the Employer: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Note or Other details

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and amounts €2,434 (PhD) per month during the first year and increases to €3,111 (PhD) per month during the fourth year, based on a full-time employment. The job profile: phd candidate  is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.The appointment will initially be for 1 year. After a satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, the contract will be extended for a total duration of 4 years.Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment,
  • 8% holiday allowance and
  • 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • Solid pension scheme, ABP
  • Possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave

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Contact details

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:Name: Prof. P. (Paul) Jennings or Dr. A. (Anja) Wilmes
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