Ghent University

PhD Student - Department of Human Structure and Repair

2024-04-15 (Europe/Brussels)
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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Last application date Apr 15, 2024 00:00

Department GE38 - Department of Human Structure and Repair

Contract Limited duration

Degree At the time of appointment holding a degree master degree Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Bioengineering (or equivalent training)

Occupancy rate 100%

Vacancy type Research staff

Job description

Our Medical Cell Biology group is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to carry out research on the role of cardiac fibroblasts in stem cell derived heart models of Marfan syndrome. The research is part of an FWO funded research project investigating the link between fibroblasts and cardiomyocytes in different cardiomyopathies.
Your research will contribute to the development of new clinical applications in the personalized treatment of cardiovascular diseases. You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team consisting of physicians, engineers and biomedical researchers.
We offer a PhD scholarship for one year, which will be extended with another three years after positive evaluation, according to the general conditions at Ghent University. The earliest possible starting date is 01.06.2024.
All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, etc. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits.

Job profile

  • Have a strong interest in cell biology and the human body
  • Highly motivated to carry out scientific research
  • You should be able to develop and carry out a research project independently.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your master's thesis research
  • Knowledge of research methods (or willingness to retrain) in the field of pluripotent stem cells, organoids and in-depth functional analysis of 2D and 3D models.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Knowledge of Dutch is a plus, not a must
  • Willingness to attend international conferences and publish internationally
  • Willingness to pursue a doctoral degree (including PhD training)

How to apply

Send your motivation letter (no more than 1 page) and CV (no more than 3 pages) to Prof. Jolanda van Hengel. Use ‘Vacancy: PhD cardiac fibroblasts’ as subject. The documents should be sent as a single PDF, no later than Monday April 15, 2024. Last year students are encouraged to apply. Short-listed applicants will be informed and names of referees will be requested. Application interviews will be held April/May.

For more information on the content of the project, please contact Prof. Jolanda van Hengel (Jolanda.vanhengel@ugent.be)

Job details

Title
PhD Student - Department of Human Structure and Repair
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Location
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Published
2024-02-23
Application deadline
2024-04-15 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-04-15 23:59 (CET)
Job type
PhD
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Application instructions

Please send your application to to Prof. Jolanda van Hengel Jolanda.vanhengel@ugent.be

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