The ‘stem-cell theory’ of ageing posits that the functional decline in adult stem cells is one of the factors contributing to ageing. Importantly, the number of stem cells does not diminish with age in many tissues but rather there are intrinsic and extrinsic changes that affect their functionality. Is it possible to reverse these changes? Experiments in several model organisms, including the flatworm Macrostomum lignano, suggest that this is indeed the case. We are developing M. lignano as a model organism to address these and other questions for research on stem cells, regeneration and ageing. To extend our ongoing efforts, we are looking for experimental and computational biology postdoctoral researchers.
The Postdoc will be part of a young and enthusiastic research group and should have the following requirements: - Highly motivated with a proven track record of previous research. - Training in molecular biology and genetics. - Knowledge of the stem cell or ageing research field is a plus. - A computational biologist must have experience with the analysis of high-throughput sequencing datasets, in application to genome assembly and gene expression analysis or comparative genomics. The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. You may be required to build up sufficient protection against Hepatitis B before you can be appointed. Vaccination is provided by the UMCG if necessary.
Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month € 4.620,- (scale 11). Employment basis: Temporary for specified period. Duration of the contract: Three years. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).0 - None
Deadline: April 02, 2013