Friday, 17 February 2012

PhD Student EuroSkinGraft

Job description

The PhD student will be part of the European FP7 research consortium EuroSkinGraft to develop skin-regenerative therapies (e.g. for the treatment of burns), and to test three promising skin substitutes skin substitutes in the clinic (phase I and phase II trials; adults and children).
The tasks of the PhD student in this project will include comprehensive molecular evaluation of the clinical performance of the skin substitutes, i.e. biochemical, structural and molecular-biological evaluation. Emphasis will be on microarray analysis, including bioinformatics. New standards for the evaluation of skin substitutes will be set based on high density gene expression microarrays and gene ontology analysis. These data will be combined with all other data obtained in the project by other partners in order to obtain a comprehensive molecular evaluation of the clinical performance of the skin substitutes applied.
The European partners in the project will at least meet yearly to discuss the progress of the project. 


We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student with an MSc in Biology / Life Sciences and with affinity for both fundamental and clinical research. Your working style can be described as independent with a high degree of initiative, and well-structured. You are a team player who can operate within a multidisciplinary environment. Expertise in the following areas is highly recommendable: gene expression/microarray analysis (including bioinformatics and statistics), protein biochemistry and (immuno)histology. 

Conditions of employment

Maximum all-in yearly salary on full time basis is € 38,000 gross


Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUN MC)
Nijmegen UMC St Radboud
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUN MC) is a leading academic centre for medical science, education and health care. Knowledge forms the heart of our organisation, connecting research, education and patient care. Over 10,000 staff and 3,500 students are committed and ambitious to contribute to the future of health care and medical science.
Driven by knowledge, empowered by people.


The Department of Biochemistry is devoted to translate biomedical research into medical practice. A major focus of the department is to make smart scaffolds to stimulate/generate new organs. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are focus areas within the research institute Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS).  

Additional information

You will be trained to develop yourself tot become an independent researcher. You will report your results in international medical journals with the ultimate goal to obtain the PhD degree.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Toin van Kuppevelt, associate professor, +31 (0)24 3616759,
Dr. ir. Willeke Daamen, assistant professor, +31 (0)24 3614303, 
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