The project is aimed at using VHH antibodies to target macrophages in the diseased joint, using a variety of laboratory models. Imaging methods will be employed that use luminescence and SPECT and treatment strategies being developed that target macrophages to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis. Part of the project will involve cell culture and molecular biology experiments to characterize macrophages and techniques to monitor inflammation in a diseased joint.
The work will be carried out in the group of prof. Harrie Weinans and will be part of a consortium with University Twente (prof. Karperien) and the Veterinary Sciences department of the University Utrecht (prof. van Weeren).
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with an academic degree (MSc or MD) in a (bio)medical field and affinity with molecular biology, animal models and orthopedic science. You are highly motivated to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have a strong ambition to succeed in academic research. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including knowledge of scientific English both in speaking and reading.
The maximum salary for this position will be in agreement with a researcher PhD position for a MSc or MD and is based on a temporary position for 1 plus 3 years.
The salary for this 100% function is still to be determined. This job is based on a temporary position for 1+3 years.
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Mrs.dr. N.M. Korthagen, Onderzoeker, phone 0887551131. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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