Tuesday, 20 December 2011

International post-doc position for microRNA therapeutic in heart failure induced by the metabolic risk

Specificaties - (uitleg)
LocatieMaastricht 6200 MD Limburg
FunctietypesPostdoc positions
Wetenschappelijke disciplineHealth
Uren38.0 uren per week
Salaris€ 2379 - € 3755
Solliciteer binnen 27 dagen op deze vacature


Position at the post-doctoral level for 2 years at the University of Maastricht, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Cardiology Department.
Within European FP7 Marie Curie Work Programme coördinated by Prof.dr. S. Heymans, we are looking for an excellent, highly competitive researcher at the post-doc level.
Development of microRNA-medicines for Cardiac Metabolic Diseases .
MicroRNA -Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes-Hypertension-Hyperlipidemia-Obesity) Heart -Eye-Inflammation.
Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, with excellent research groups within the microRNA field, including Leon de Windt, Blanche Schroen and Stephane Heymans, all grouped together within the department of Cardiology.
The aim of the project is to discover novel microRNAs implicated in heart failure induced by the metabolic risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia), unravel their biological role, and study their therapeutic prospects for treating metabolic risk induced diseases, with a particular focus on heart failure and ocular diseases. Methods include, omics, bioinformatics, rodent experiments and molecular work.
This project is a collaborative project (exchange of people) between Maastricht University (Netherlands), Santaris Pharma (MicroRNA medicines, Denmark) and Omics/bioinformatical centre (GIGA, Liège, Belgium).


Highly competitive researcher, high impact articles, international network. Social, and able to lead and mentor 2 PhD students implicated in this project.
Experience in microRNA research, target analysis & upstream regulation, rodent experiments and related molecular work is requested.


The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the websitewww.maastrichtuniversity.nl/, A-Z Terms of Employment.
Dienstverband: Temporary, 2 years


Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 14,500 students and 3,800 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Meer informatie over de werkgever Maastricht University (UM) op AcademicTransfer. Verkorte link naar deze vacature: www.academictransfer.com/12315

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