The Department of Human Genetics is looking for a postdoc who will test different therapeutic exon skipping compounds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in muscle cell cultures and evaluate parameters that influence efficiency of these therapies.
• You hold a recent PhD in molecular biology or in a similar field
• You have experience with cell culture, experience with muscle cell culturing is preferred
• You have experience with common molecular biology techniques
• You possess solid communication skills
What you do
You will work on a project that aims to elucidate factors that play a role in determining the efficiency of therapeutic exon skipping compounds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The project is funded by and in collaboration with Sarepta Therapeutics. You will work in a team consisting of a professor, an assistant professor, two postdocs, two PhD students and four technicians, that focuses on developing therapies for muscular dystrophies with a focus on Duchenne. Your work will involve testing different exon skipping compounds in muscle cell cultures and evaluating parameters that influence efficiency.
What we ask
You are a highly motivated candidate who has recently obtained a PhD degree in molecular biology or a similar subject. You have an interest in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and muscular diseases in general. Also, you are interested in academic research and collaborating in research projects. You have experience with cell culture, additional experience with muscular cell culturing is preferred. Furthermore, you have experience with common molecular biological techniques. Finally, you possess solid communication skills.
References will be requested as part of the application procedure.
The Department of Human Genetics is a broadly oriented research department, led by Professor Silvère van der Maarel. The department focuses on the genetic aspects of monogenic, multifactorial and acquired diseases, and the translation into clinical relevance. The department consists of 21 research units, embedded in four overarching research themes. You will work in the group led by prof. dr. Annemieke Aartsma-Rus.
Your career at the LUMC
The LUMC offers opportunities to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills. We offer internal courses and in-service training to help you with your personal development. We also offer services for mobility and career advice.