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Vacature PhD candidate Molecular Cardiology

The AMC is more than just a hospital. It is a world in which patient care, research and education are integrated, and in which people are always central. It is an academic world full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel. Thinking big, daring to dream, cooperating internationally. And never letting yourself be put off by ‘It's not possible' or 'It won't work anyway'. That is the AMC mentality.

AMC Medical Research supports financiers, project leaders and coworkers on clear, effective and Legal execution of medical research within the Academic Medical Center (AMC) third parties financed. It contains advising and guidance on project preparations, project services and staffing management.

As a temporary researcher you will be contracted by AMC Medical Research. The related AMC department which you will service is physically your workplace. Working directly with your supervisor and your colleagues within your expertise or institution will be the base for your content job, your daily management and your working environment. The AMC Medical Research BV general employment conditions are largely similar to those of Academic Medical Center. The department of Anatomy, Embryology and Physiology of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam offers a full position for 1-year, which will be extended for another 3 years when functioning properly in order to finish your PhD. As a temporary researcher you will be contracted by AMC Medical Research. Location will be AMC in Amsterdam.



Job Description

This research project focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism underlying arrhythmias originating in the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) with the aim to improve future risk stratification in patients. The RVOT is the preferential site of origin of arrhythmias in a variety of cardiac pathologies. Extensive research in the last decade has provided insight into the mechanisms underlying these arrhythmias, but the question why these arrhythmias often start in the RVOT and not elsewhere in the heart has remained unanswered. The experimental work in this project comprises state-of-the-art molecular sequencing techniques as well as high resolution electrical and optical mapping of the RVOT of intact hearts. Furthermore, the PhD candidate will learn to write scientific articles and will participate in national and international scientific meetings. As researcher at the AMC graduate school the PhD candidate will have access to further training and development.



Job Requirements

Candidates with drive and an excellent Master's degree in biology or other natural sciences, or medicine, are invited to apply. You are able to work independently but also in a team. You need good communications kills and fluently English in writing and speaking. Successful completion of Article 9 (laboratory animals) course is a credit.



Salary and Benefits

Working at AMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment in which developing one`s talents and skills is encouraged. We offer a salary in line with the Collective Labour Agreement for University Medical Centres in the Netherlands (CAO UMC) with a range of added fringe benefits, such as an annual bonus of 8.3 %, holiday allowance, collective discounted rates for a number of insurances, an attractive bicycle scheme and/or public transport allowance and free parking! The maximum gross full-time monthly salary for this position, depending on qualifications and experience, is € 2.874,- (scale OIO).

If you wish to apply for this position, click on the ‘online application' button. For more information, please contact Dr. B.J.Boukens (b.j.boukens@amc.uva.nl). Phone: +31-20- 566 4659.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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