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Your challenge

The task of the postdoc will be to perform and supervise novel therapeutic studies in experimental models of pulmonary hypertension. The efficacy of a variety of novel therapies ranging from gene therapy to repurposing of existing medical drugs will be tested. In addition, novel genetic and hemodynamic models will be generated. State-of-the-art hemodynamic assessments and imaging techniques will be applied in all experiments.

Your profile

We seek a highly motivated scientist who can work independently and is creative in seeking solutions when encountering problems. Because you will supervise different researchers, it is important that you possess good leadership qualities an be comfortable to work both independently and in a team. As a postdoc you also have the following qualifications:

  • Article 9 or 12 registry;
  • Experience with experimental models;
  • A PhD-degree;
  • Excellent track record in publications;
  • Excellent English, communication and reporting skills;
  • Expected to publish, apply for (personal) grants and participate in international conferences.

Your work environment

We will offer a working environment in which the translation from basic science to clinic is priority. The research of the pulmonary hypertension team is focused on diagnosis, treatment and understanding the pathophysiology of pulmonary vascular remodeling and right heart failure. As the national center of knowledge on pulmonary hypertension, the VUMC is a world expert on pulmonary hypertension patient care and research. All research is embedded within the research institute Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences. This provides access to state-of-the-art facilities and close collaboration with other experts in the field of cardiovascular research.

We offer

Salary Scale 10: 2750 tot 4361 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

In addition we give a bonus of 8,3% of the year’s salary at the end of the year and 8% of the year’s salary as holiday bonus. VUmc employees can profit from a advantageous health care insurance and other benefits. The postdoc can benefit from the large (inter)national network of the Measurement group for future career opportunities. For more information see our website.

Additional information

For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (a declaration of good behaviour).


Don’t hesitate to call us!
If you’re interested about this position, you can contact mw. Dr. Frances Handoko- de Man, wetenschappelijk onderzoeker, via telephone number contactinformatie .
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter at contactinformatie .

You can apply till 10 February 2019 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.

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