The UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and takes care of an adherence region of > 2.5 million inhabitants in the north of the Netherlands. As a post-doctoral researcher, you will be appointed to the Department of Biomedical Engineering and embedded in research group Materiobiology & Nanobiomaterials. The department conducts high-quality translational research to develop and bring engineering solutions to the clinic. The multidisciplinary group focuses on smart responsive materials, biointerfaces, and nano/microsystems for drug delivery and coatings . Post-doctoral researchers are enrolled in the UMCG Postdoc Council. Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen (RUG) has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education, offering high-quality teaching and research. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge. Groningen is a thriving university city set in quiet, spacious surroundings.
As a post-doctoral researcher, you are responsible for the design, planning and execution of experimental research of this research line using newly developed medical microbubbles. You will work closely with a PhD student working on this project, present findings at scientific meetings, and write manuscripts. Together with the PhD student, you will conduct further explore the clinical applications and development of novel microbubbles for on-demand release of drugs and implement these functional microbubbles as a smart multi-functional filler in a broad range of medically relevant materials as filler, coating, or in suspension. The target is to identify different routes to application and pave the road for transfer to possible commercial partners. You will closely collaborate Biomedical Engineering (UMCG), Radiology (UMCG) as well as with private partners such as Bether Encapsulates BV and Polyvation BV.
You are a creative and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD-degree in Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Sciences/Pharmaceutical Sciences or Technical Medicine, preferably with experience in the field of ultrasound imaging and/or acoustic systems/microbubbles. You are a team player with excellent project management skills and extensive “wet lab” experience – including cell/bacterial culture. You have good writing and data visualization skills as evidenced by your publication list. You are interested in translational biomedical research, pre-clinical experiments. Proficiency in one of the following areas is a prerequisite: acoustic imaging, microbubbles, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry. Good social and communicative skills, team spirit, creativity, and intelligence are essential.
The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.
Conditions of employment
You will be appointed for one year (36 hours a week) with the possibility for an extension of another year, starting as soon as possible. Your salary will be a maximum of €5.292,- gross per month (scale 10), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).
For more information about this vacancy you may contact:
dr. Patrick van Rijn telefoonnummer +31 6 2666 2090
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You can apply until 30 November 2023.
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