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Postdoctoral researcher in Urology and Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Position is open from end of 2021 and is for 3 years.
  • Research & Education
  • 36 hours
  • Urology

  • Closing date 29-11-2021
  • 43.16.21.TS

Job description

This project, funded by the prestigious Daniel den Hoed Foundation, aims to develop a novel targeted radionuclide theranostic (i.e. both diagnostic and therapeutic) agent for urothelial cell carcinoma. To this end, a library of nanobodies from which this agent will be developed further, is at our disposal.

You will perform and supervise team members in performing nanobody phage display, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, nanobody-tissue binding assays, cloning, protein production and conjugation to select and utilize radiolabeled nanobodies as well as radiolabeling of the same for in vitro and ex and in vivo experiments. You will also supervise a research assistant and students and in close collaboration, plan, execute and troubleshoot experiments in a timely manner. You will regularly meet with the Principle Investigators (PIs) and update on project progress. You are expected to write project progress reports and other documents needed for the project. You will keep up-to-date with the literature and will take the lead in publishing on the project, give talks and present posters about it both at internal departmental meetings and (inter)national scientific conferences. Furthermore, writing of grant applications for project continuation is expected.

Work environment

The Departments of Urology and Radiology & Nuclear Medicine have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that support basic, translational and mouse xenograft research. Research is conducted within expert teams that have experience in phage display, molecular biology, chemical labeling, radionuclide therapy and in vitro and in vivo imaging.

Erasmus MC is one of the largest academic medical centers in Europe providing an outstanding environment for research, education and patient care. Erasmus MC is located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, an exciting and thriving urban environment.

Qualifications and skills

  • You should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Immunology or Molecular Biology and have a strong interest and background in the area of (radio)chemical labeling, antibodies and molecular cloning, and affinity to radionuclide applications and animal research.
  • You are proficient in spoken and written English at near-native level.
  • Experience with (radio)chemical protein labeling, cloning technologies, tumor models and an immunology background is highly desirable.
  • Experience with mouse models (art.9), next generation sequencing and bioinformatics is a strong advantage.
  • You are expected to collaborate closely with scientists at the Urology and Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Departments and within the Erasmus MC, be highly motivated and have a team spirit.
  • As a successful candidates you have Ph.D. publications in leading peer-review journals and a track record of presentations at highly rated scientific conferences in their field.
  • You are expected to work independently, be highly motivated and have excellent communication skills.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

We offer a full-time contract of 36 hours per week in an inspiring and challenging work environment with excellent fringe benefits. You will receive a temporary position for 3 years. The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of €4.015,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant work experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. Guido Jenster, Experimental Urological Oncology, e-mail: or Prof.dr. Erik Verburg, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, e-mail:

For queries regarding your application, please contact Alexandra Goud, Recruiter, by phone number: +31 (0)6 256 796 67.

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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