09/06/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early Stage Researcher, DRUGtrain-ITN - OcellO B.V. (NL) - High-throughput phenotypic drug testing for polycystic kidney disease, using 3D cultured renal organoids


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    OcellO B.V
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/07/2021 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Leiden
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    955879

OFFER DESCRIPTION

DRUGtrain is an EU MSCA-funded Research Training Network offering a timely paradigm for multidisciplinary research on the improvement of drug repurposing and development of compound strategies, with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) as example.

DRUGtrain offers innovative, multidisciplinary and intersectoral training to 9 Early Stage Researchers introducing them in the field of drug repurposing and discovery to enhance career perspective in an expanding area that underpins innovative technological development across a range of diverse disciplines.

9 ESR research projects have been defined to address the following key challenges: 1) Identify potential drug targets and drug candidates for repurposing using innovative bio-informatics and cheminformatics approaches; 2) Perform drug testing/drug screenings in advanced in vitro and in vivo models, ultimately leading to testing of new treatment strategies; 3) Clarify drug mechanisms, and identify and reduce adverse events using state-of-the-art technologies from in silico and wet lab methodologies.

Six universities, four private sector companies and one NGO will join forces to train a next generation of multidisciplinary researchers in (bio)pharmaceutical sciences.

 

More Information

Eligibility criteria

  • At the date of selection, the candidate must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree.
  • At the time of selection, the candidate must not have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented early career researcher holding a Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in biology. Excellent command of spoken and written English, communication skills as well as team spirit are essential. We are offering a competitive, interdisciplinary environment with a track record of intense mutual collaboration. In addition to the individual training-through-research our programme includes further elements such as workshops, summer schools, internships and secondments to the partners’ laboratories.

Goal of this role:

Your work will support the execution of experiments for commercial projects. Your main duty is to undertake lab activities for customer and internal projects under the direction of project leader(s). Interest in PKD  or kidney disease in general is desirable, but not essential. This role reports to the Department Head  and to Project Leader(s) on daily operations. General lab duties will be carried out under the direction of the Lab Manager

Main duties:

  • Execute experiments for commercial and internal projects under the direction of the project leader.
  • Plan  and  execute  assigned  laboratory  tasks;  cell  culture,  seeding  384  well plates, exposing culture plates
  • fixing culture plates.
  • Use brightfield  microscope  to  capture  384  well  plates  for  analysis,  and  plate  reader  for additional read out such as cAMP and ATPlite assays.
  • Fill up experimental QC forms.
  • Carry out tasks accurately and following instructions and standard protocols.
  • Record precisely performed activities.
  • Contribute with ideas for developing or improving experiments or research questions.
  • Conduct desk research.
  • Prepare and store samples and reagents.
  • Help to keep equipment and labs in a clean and workable condition.

Specific Requirements

 

To be successful at this role you should have the following skills:

  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Working precisely and clean with attention to details.
  • Problem solving.
  • Flexibility and multitasking.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skill.
  • Good record keeping, math and basic computing skills.

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
OcellO
Netherlands
Leiden
2333 CH
J.H. Oortweg 21

EURAXESS offer ID: 649819

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