Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancer types with a dismal 5-year survival rate of less than 8%. One major problem with pancreatic cancer is the poor tumor delivery of chemotherapy which leads to treatment failure. This project aims to develop specific hydrogel formulation combining different therapeutics to be injected locally in the pancreatic tumor. The developed formulations will be tested in advanced 3D in vitro models, as well as in vivo mouse tumor models. The project will be performed at University of Twente in collaboration with industrial partners OncoLize BV and ScarTec Therapeutics BV and researchers from Leiden University Medical Centre.Your profile
For this position we require an ambitious candidate with a Master's Degree in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering or a similar discipline. A solid background in therapeutics and in vitro cell cultures is essential, while knowledge and experience in oncology is preferred. Having experience with in vivo work in animal models is appreciated. Excellent English writing and presentation skills are required. The candidate needs to be able to collaborate with external parties in regular meetings and work visits nationally.
The candidate will mentor BSc and MSc students and work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members. It is therefore essential to show willingness to look beyond disciplinary boundaries.Our offer
Your reaction should include an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation, a detailed CV, and an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education. An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection procedure. Please apply via the provided button below.
For more information about the position, you are encouraged to contact prof. dr. Jai Prakash: [email protected]About the department
The AOTconsists of 3 research chairs: (1) Biomaterials and regenerative medicine, (2) (Bio)artificial organs, (3) Engineered therapeutics.
Its mission is:
1. To provide innovative technological solutions to patients suffering from chronic and malignant diseases to gain a longer, better, and healthier life. 2. To provide excellent education to a new generation of professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge able to meet the needs for the next century related to patient treatment. This mission is achieved through the application of state-of-the-art technologies at the interface of chemistry, biomaterials and membrane science, additive manufacturing, biofabrication, tissue engineering and nanomedicine. AOT combines unique expertise spanning the fields of (bio)artificial organs, targeted therapeutics and biomaterials and regenerative medicine. Our activities are embedded in challenging and interactive training programs for bachelor and master students and graduate and post-graduate students. We strive to implement innovative technologies from the benchtop to the clinic, and to valorize our findings via initiating new spin-off companies.
The University of Twente stands for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation, and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.About the organisation
The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.Want to know more? Prakash, J. (Jai)
Full Professor - Engineered TherapeuticsPrakash, J. (Jai)
Full Professor - Engineered Therapeutics
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Email:[email protected]How to apply Step 1
Apply. When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.Step 2
Selection. The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.Step 3
1st interview. The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.Step 4
2nd interview. In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.Step 5
The offer. If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.Your Colleagues
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