Job description This PhD position is supported by the ZonMw funded project titled “Crowning chromosomes: The fibrous corona in maintenance of genome stability in oocytes and early embryos”. The PhD candidate will join the Fertility & Reproduction research group at the Department of Clinical Sciences (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine). They will have access to expertise in translational and human embryology, molecular biology and advanced microscopic technology to study cell division in live oocytes and early embryos. In addition, access to advanced single cell sequencing technologies, mass-spectrometry and advanced image analysis software will be available.
Qualifications The ideal applicant is enthusiastic, creative, with excellent communication skills and can work in a multidisciplinary team. Furthermore, they bring:
Offer We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After a positive evaluation, the agreement will be extended for another three years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,541 in the first year and €3,247 in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. About the organization A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where veterinarians are trained, researchers are also working together on innovative scientific research. In addition, the faculty provides specialist clinical care in the largest academic veterinary hospital in Europe. Thanks to this position, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a point of contact for all veterinary matters, both nationally and increasingly internationally. The faculty employs approximately 900 veterinarians, scientists and support staff and counts 1.500 students. Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dr Marta de Ruijter- Villani (Assistant Professor), via firstname.lastname@example.org or +31 30 253 13 50. Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
The application deadline is 05/02/2023