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Postdoc position in experimental oncology/stem cell biology

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We are offering a position in the Laboratory for Experimental Oncology (LEXOR) within the Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam. In this laboratory, a team of over 25 scientists studies the biological aspects of cancer. A wide array of techniques is used to better understand the mechanisms driving tumor development, – progression, and resistance against therapy. In particular my group focuses on the quantitative analysis of stem cell properties and evolutionary dynamics in developing and established colorectal cancers.

Job description:
This post-doc position is financed by an ERC starting grant (CRCstemcelldynamics) and is for an ambitious biomedical researcher. You will work in an interdisciplinary team to answer important outstanding questions in cancer biology. Your task will be to study the dynamics of cancer growth and progression and the role of stem cells in these processes. Furthermore you will study the effects of therapy on tumor growth and the relation with development of resistance.
See for key publications related to this project: Vermeulen et al. Science 2013, De Sousa E Melo et al Nature Medicine 2013, and Snippert & Vermeulen Nature Rev. Cancer 2014.

Requirements:
• A PhD degree in experimental oncology, stem cell biology or a similar field.
• Good writing skills and publication record.
• You are able to function well both in a team as well as independently, and possess good communication skills. Experience in supervising students is appreciated.
• Affinity with the use of microscopes, image analysis and analytical techniques.
• You are ambitious and eager to perform top-notch research!

We offer:
A 36-hour/week contract. Appointment is temporary (full-time for 4 years) on a project-financed basis. Terms of employment conform to University Medical Center collective agreements.

How to apply:
Please send a motivation letter detailing how you see yourself contributing to the work we are carrying out in the laboratory, a resume and the contact details of two references to Dr. Louis Vermeulen, l.vermeulen@amc.uva.nl….

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