Netherlands: Phd in Medical Biology, Biomedical Sciences or Biology

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As a PhD student (OIO) or clinical researcher
in training (AIOSKO) in the Department of Immunohematology and Blood
Transfusion, you will form part of a team supported by a VICI grant
programme. The programme investigates the translation of cell therapy
for immune intervention in type 1 diabetes from fundamental research to
clinical application. You will be expected to carry out experiments
independently and work interactively with the rest of the team as well
as with other research teams within the department and the LUMC.


University Graduate
You hold a university
degree in Medicine, Medical Biology, Biomedical Sciences or Biology and
have experience in immunology. Knowledge of cellular immunology is
essential and a medical background or interest is preferred. You are
able to work independently and in a team, and possess excellent
communication skills, including fluent written and spoken English. You
are enthusiastic and inquisitive and possess the creative skills to
find solutions though with a critical eye for your work. A flexible
work approach and ability to cope with stress is essential and you will
be expected to present and publish your findings.

Additional information about the job:
Further information

A complete description of this position can be found on our
website, (select ‘vacancies’). There you can also read
about what the LUMC has to offer as an employer. You may also contact
us by telephone. If you have any questions, or if you want more
information about this position, please contact Dr B.O. Roep,
Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, telephone +31 (0)71 526 38 69,

What we offer

You will be employed on the basis of a 36-hour week. Appointment is
for four years. Your salary will depend on your qualifications and
experience, with a maximum of € 2,572 gross per month as a PhD student
and € 3,714 gross per month as a clinical researcher in training
(AIOSKO) , based on a full time position (scale 10 of the Collective
Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).

How to apply

If you are interested in the position listed above, please apply
before 27 October 2008 by sending your application, including your CV
and a brief statement of interest, to LUMC, Attn. Ms M. Parlevliet,
Personnel and Organisation Department, Bureau Bedrijfsvoering Division
4 (L2-P), PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands. Please clearly
quote the vacancy number D.08.TD.47/AT38 both on the envelope and on
the letter. You may also apply by e-mail,, or via (choose ‘vacancies’).


Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
At the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC),
we are continually seeking to improve the quality of healthcare. The
LUMC aims for excellence in patient care, research, teaching, training
and continuing education. You will work within the Autoimmune Diseases
Section of the Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion.
The Section is a leading international reference in the field of
immunology and works in close collaboration with other research groups
within the department and the LUMC. The research team is a young,
interdisciplinary team with clinical and academic skills. Its research
focus is on the genetic predisposition to autoimmune disease, the role
of T-cells in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid
arthritis, and translation to clinical relevance and design of
innovative immunointervention strategies.

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2500 – 3000

Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2572
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 36

Additional Information

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

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