November 5, 2018

Maastricht University/CARIM, department Pathology

Postdoc position (1 year) Dept of Pathology FHML/School for Cardiovascular Diseases; supervisor Dr C. Peutz-Kootstra

Title: Use an innovative molecular histology approach to unravel pathofysiological pathways of renal disease in a translational research project. 

A position for a Postdoc is available in the Pathology Dept. of Maastricht University Medical Center+, on a collaborative project with M4I (Prof. Dr. Ron Heeren). The research is  embedded in the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM) of the Maastricht University Medical Center+

There is an urgent need to develop biomarkers for early detection of acute and chronic kidney disease in patients, as these diseases are associated with higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Previously we found an important role for damage to the microvasculature (i.e. capillary rarefaction) in an early stage of renal disease development (Steegh et al. JASN 2011). Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) can be used to identify metabolites and hitherto unidentified compounds at a high spatial resolution in tissue sections. In this research project this novel and innovative technique will be applied on renal biopsies in early disease stages. Furthermore, the pathofysiological significance of identified compounds for capillary loss in relation to inflammation and fibrosis in renal and cardiovascular disease will be studied, using animal models and in vitro systems. 


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October 25, 2018

Maastricht University/CARIM, department  Biochemistry

Postdoctoral researcher (3 years) Dept Biochemistry; supervisor Dr Judith Cosemans 


We are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher in the Biochemistry department at the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM) for a research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO Vidi 91716421).

The goal of the project is to disclose underlying signaling mechanisms for the role of platelets in recurrent cardiovascular events, such as myocardial infarction and stroke, and to find new reference points for antithrombotic medication.

The project involves a local team of platelet biologists, physicians and a drug design specialist with ample input from (inter)nationally-based biomedical engineers and proteomics specialists.


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October 3, 2018

Amsterdam UMC, Academic Medical Center, dept Medical Biochemistry

Research Group Leader, senior postdoc

The department of Medical Biochemistry of Academic University Medical Centers of the University of Amsterdam (AMC) is seeking to add a new research group leader. We are looking for excellent candidates who will establish an independent and extramurally funded research program that fits within the research themes of the department. In particular, experts in protein bioscience are of interest to us. The recruited group leader will be offered a tenure track or permanent faculty position depending on career stage.
The department of Medical Biochemistry, at the AMC of the University of Amsterdam has an excellent track record in cardiovascular and metabolic research and offers an outstanding scientific and stimulating international research environment. Within the AMC a unique combination of clinic, clinical research and basic research is brought together resulting in an optimal environment to translate knowledge from bench to bedside. The research groups of the department are headed by Principle Investigators, who focus on the following themes: Nuclear receptor signaling, (vascular) inflammation and immunity, epigenetics and the ubiquitin system in disease. Information on these themes can be found on the department’s website.

The AMC has a series of core facilities for genomics, imaging, flow cytometry, and animal facilities, each providing state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge.
Organization : Amsterdam UMC, Academic Medical Center (AMC)
Application : Send CV and short summary of your proposed line of research
(500 words max) to

For questions and additional information regarding the organization, department, and the position please contact prof Carlie JM de Vries,, +31 20 566 5159.



July 2018

Two Reseaerchers FHML/School for Cardiovascular Diseases/CARIM - Department Physiology

Research project: "Cultured Meat"

Vacancy 1 "Adipose tissue"

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For the project “Cultured Meat”, we are expanding our team with a postdoctoral fellow versed in adipogenesis or adipose tissue engineering. The project aims to create fat tissue of sufficient maturity to serve as substrate for consumable meat. Full time for 1 year with possible extension to 3 years.


Vacancy 2 "muscle cell biology"

For the project “Cultured Meat”, we are expanding our team with a postdoctoral fellow versed in skeletal muscle cell biology. The project aims to create muscle organoids of sufficient maturity to serve as substrate for consumable meat. Full time for 1 year with possible extension to 3 years.

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August 3, 2018

Postdoctoral position: To study the role of chemokine receptor of Ccr8 in Cardiovascular Disease
at the LMU in Munich, Germany

A Postdoc position is available to study the role of chemokine receptor Ccr8 in chronic inflammation. Using atherosclerosis as a disease model for chronic inflammation, the project will interrogate the cell-specific and systemic effects of Ccr8 in atherogenesis and atheroprogression in mouse models of atherosclerosis as well as its role as an alternative receptor for Ccl17.

This postdoc position is part of the SFB 1123 and therefore offers excellent scientific collaborations.

Eligible candidates should have experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological techniques, a strong motivation and team spirit. Solid English skills written and spoken are mandatory. The successful candidate should hold an PhD degree in biological sciences or related fields and have experience with basic methods of molecular and cellular biology. The Postdoc will work at the institute for cardiovascular prevention (IPEK) at the LMU in Munich, Germany (

The applicant will work in a group of experienced staff, PhD students, postdocs and technicians with excellent infrastructure. Interested candidates should submit their electronic application (including motivation letter, CV, publication list and references) to:

Yvonne Döring (

Emiel van der Vorst (

Christian Weber (

Applications from severely handicapped persons with basically similar qualification will be given priority. Salary will be according to TV-L 13; the position is funded for 3-4 years.




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