Postdoctoral researcher in mammary gland biology and breast cancer

Employer
University of Amsterdam
Location
Netherlands
Posted
June 02 2016
Position Type
Full Time
You have recently obtained (or are about to obtain) a PhD degree with relevant research experience. A background in stem cell/developmental/cancer biology is preferred;


you are highly motivated and have strong practical and analytical skills;


excellent communication and organizational skills are essential, as are fluency in English and critical thinking;


you are independent when it comes to your own area of expertise, but should enjoy being part of a team and interacting with other scientists.


If you fit the ‘dry-lab' profile, you should in addition:


enjoy cross-disciplinary collaborations and discussions with wet-lab scientists. We value a constant and open exchange of information in order to swiftly generate and test new hypotheses;


have demonstrable experience with RNAseq, CHIPseq and/or comparative genomic analyses;


have excellent skills for data analysis in R, are proficient in UNIX and, preferably, also in at least one scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python/R);


be familiar with current bioinformatics tools and resources (e.g. UCSC genome browser, ENCODE, TCGA datasets).


Alternatively, if you fit the ‘wet-lab' profile, you should in addition:


have demonstrable experience with molecular cloning, cell culture and mouse embryonic stem cell targeting;


be (or be willing to become) art. 9 (proefdierkunde) qualified.


Experience with CRISPR/Cas9, Cre/lox and/or rtTA/tetO technology, Split-Cre and/or inducible caspase systems is an advantage. Of course, candidates that fit both profiles are especially encouraged to apply.

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