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Due to the COVID-virus and the efforts this requires from Erasmus MC, it may take longer to inform you regarding your candidacy. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Postdoc in Molecular Mechanisms of Tumorigenesis

Single cell technology for cancer biology
  • Research & Education
  • 36 hours
  • Molecular Genetics

  • Closing date 29-04-2020
  • 11.26.20.TG

Job description

The Chien Lab is looking for a self-motivated postdoc with a strong interest in working in a multidisciplinary lab. The candidate will apply the technologies developed in Dr. Chien's group, including advanced imaging and single cell sequencing analysis, to patient-derived primary cultures (before and after therapy) to investigate molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis in collaboration with Dr. Gonçalves' lab at TU Delft (a collaborative Erasmuc MC-TU Delft convergence project).

The successful candidate preferentially has a background in Cancer Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and/or system biology. The candidate will interact with a diverse group of faculty in Bioinformatics, Biomedical and Cell Bioogy, and will be able to collaborate with leading laboratories at Erasmus MC, TU Delft and the Oncode Institute.

Work environment

In Dr. Chien's lab at Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in Rotterdam, we develop single cell technologies combining optical, biomedical and bioinformatics methods to address biological questions, particularly in cancer biology.

Qualifications and skills

  • The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Biomedical Research, Cancer Biology, Biotechnology) with a record that reflects individual accomplishment. 
  •  Experience in system biology is a plus!
  • A strong command of scientific English in speech and writing is essential.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

You will receive a temporary position for 4 years. The gross monthly salary is € 2.422 ,- in the 1st year and increases to € 3.103,- in the 4th year (scale OIO). The terms of employment are according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Dutch University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Miao-Ping Chien, project leader, e-mail: For queries regarding your application, please contact Jerry Chandansingh, Recruiter, by phone number: +31 (0)6 500 310 06.

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website.

No agencies please.

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