What you are going to do
The departments of Medical Biology and Cardiology of the Amsterdam UMC (University Medical Center) offer a Research Technician position.
This position is funded by several grants, including a European Research Council Starting Grant. The projects aim to develop novel gene and cell therapy-
based biological pacemakers as replacement and improvement of electronic pacemakers. We want to realize the full clinical applicability of biological pacemakers in to provide for a novel treatment of bradyarrhythmias (i.
e. slow heart rhythm disorders).
In this technician position, you will have a central role in a 10-person team with scientists, other technicians, and students designing gene and cell therapies for cardiac rhythm disorders that will be tested in vitro and in vivo (using small and large animal models).
You will aid in developing gene therapy vectors and perform our laboratory animal experiments. We provide ample growth opportunities.
What we expect from you
Candidates should have a proven track record (at least 2 years) as a Technician working with laboratory animals. Additional experience with molecular biology techniques, tissue culture, and tissue imaging is preferred.
We also ask for good team spirit and communication skills, and a natural scientific curiosity. We are an international team, so excellent spoken and written English skills are essential.
We seek a highly motivated technician who enjoys an interdisciplinary environment in an ambitious group.
Where you are going to work
The Departments of Medical Biology and Cardiology form one of the five main research clusters of the Amsterdam University Medical Center.
With their studies on cardiac development and cardiovasular diseases, they rank among the top Departments worldwide. The Boink group for Cardiac Rhytm Regeneration is embedded within both Departments, and is focused of on the development of gene and cell-
therapies in the cardiovascular field. We have obtained proof-of-concept for short-term biological pacemaking in vivo, and now move forward to obtain efficient, stable, long-
term in vivo results. We are a new and fast-growing, but close-knit, collaborative team. With our combined talents, we expect to fulfil our ambitious goals in the coming years : i.
e. development of clinically meaningful biological pacemakers and the expansion of this technology to other arrhythmia indications. More info at .
What we offer you
We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at AMR means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.
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If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Dr. D. Geerts, via h.a.geerts amc.nl.
We look forward to meeting you!