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PhD student | Pulmonology

A 4 year PhD position is available on the project: “Rejuvenating the heart in pulmonary arterial hypertension by targeting the bone morphogenetic protein 10”.
PhD student | Pulmonology
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  • Hours: 36 uur per week
  • Location: Locatie VUmc
  • Contract type: fixed-term
  • Salary: € 2.570 - € 3.271
  • React until: 22 May 2022
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About your role

The task of the PhD will be to reveal the role of bone morphogenetic protein 10 expression on right heart adaptation and pulmonary vascular remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension. The project entails ex vivo, in vitro and in vivo analyses to 1. determine expression of BMP10 during disease progression; 2. identify transcription factors regulating BMP10 expression and 3. to identify novel compounds to target BMP 10 expression.

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About you

We seek a highly motivated and hard working scientist who can work independently and is creative in seeking solutions when encountering problems.

  • Experience with (3D) cell culture models;
  • Experience with induced pluripotent stem cells;
  • Excellent English, communication and reporting skills;
  • Expected to publish and participate in international conferences;
  • Article 9 certificate or experience with in vivo models is highly appreciated. 
Our offer
  • A contract for one year (12 months) with the intention to extend for another 36 months.
  • Besides a good basic salary, you will also receive an 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% holiday allowance. Calculate your net salary here.
  • Free and unlimited access to our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
  • Pension accrual with ABP, of which we pay 70% of the premium.
  • Reimbursement of 75% of your public transport costs. Would you rather travel by bike? Then we have a good bicycle scheme.
  • An active personnel association and the Young Amsterdam UMC association, both of which organise fun (sports) activities and events.
About your workplace

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. This is a joint project between the PH research group of the Amsterdam UMC and the cell and chemical biology group of the Leiden University Medical Center. Although the candidate will be primarily appointed at the Amsterdam UMC, the candidate will be working at both the Amsterdam UMC as well as Leiden University Medical Center.

Amsterdam UMC has an open culture. This means that we hope that everyone feels welcome in our organization and that we strive to offer equal opportunities to everyone. We therefore cordially invite all interested parties to respond to this vacancy. Check out our approach to diversity and inclusion.
What to expect
A job in our beautiful capital city
Working for the favorite employer in healthcare (intermediary 2021)
All colleagues have the same goal: contributing to tomorrow’s care
There is room for development, deepening and broadening of your knowledge
An active staff association that organizes fun activities and arranges discounts on products and services for you
Amsterdam UMC innovates continuously, which requires a flexible attitude from everyone
Two large locations, good for your pedometer!
You have more than 15.000 colleagues, not all of whom you will get to know personally
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For more information about this position, you can contact mw. Dr. Frances Handoko- de Man, via or Dr. Gonzalo Sánchez-Duffhues,

For more information about the application process please contact Tanja Hart, Recruitment adviser, via 06-21603178 or via

A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read here whether this also applies to you. If you join us, we ask for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).

In case of equal suitability, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.