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Research technician

  • Research & Education
  • 36 hours
  • Pediatrics

  • Closing date 21-12-2021
  • 47.11.21.TS

Job description

The research group Molecular Stem Cell Biology works on the development of novel therapies for Lysosomal Storage disorders. We are developing gene therapy and advanced iPSC-based 3D-model systems for personalized testing of therapies in vitro. This involves molecular, cell biological, and biochemical analysis. The focus will be on treating skeletal muscles, the central nervous system, cartilage and bone, and to study effects on the immune system.

Work environment

The project will be performed within the research group Molecular Stem Cell Biology at the Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics of the Erasmus MC, which are part of the Center for Lysosomal and Metabolic Diseases, a multidisciplinary center for patient treatment, clinical and basic/applied research.

Qualifications and skills

  • You have a BAS in (Medical) Biology or comparable field.
  • You have experience with molecular biological/cell biological/biochemical techniques such as (stem) cell culture, DNA cloning, immunofluorescent analysis, enzymatic activity assays, quantitative analysis of gene expression, FACS. 
  • You have knowledge of human/animal physiology and pathology.
  • Article 9 or a comparable certificate for working with laboratory animals is desired but not required.
  • You are able to work accurately and independently.
  • You are able to plan, perform and interpret experiments.
  • You have a good working pace and a flexible work attitude.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 3.280,- (scale 7), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours.
  • In case of a PhD appointment: You will receive a temporary position for 4 years. The gross monthly salary is € 2.495,- in the 1st year and increases to € 3.196,-  in the 4th year (scale OIO).
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and a individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP. We take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as an incompany physiotherapist and bicycle repairer. And a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.

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. W.W.M. Pim Pijnappel, Associate Professor and head of research group Molecular Stem Cell Biology, 010 703 78 64 or

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a motivation of your application, and the contact information of three references. For queries regarding your application, please contact Alexandra Goud, recruiter, 06 256 796 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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