Research Assistant - NUTRIM Division Liver and Digestive health

Maastricht University (UM)
April 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The metabolic syndrome constellates a group of components that identify obese patients at risk for developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus type 2. Additionally, the presence of a low-grade chronic inflammatory state in these patients has been linked to diseases such as atherosclerosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the latter being viewed as the liver manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. Our research aim is to provide novel insight into the mechanisms at the basis of this metabolic inflammatory response and, when possible, validate our findings in the clinic. Furthermore, we also attempt to apply our findings to other related disorders.

Your task will be to support the research group of Prof. dr. Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov. Your daily work will consist of one or multiple activities such as:

  • Supporting Bachelor-/Master-/PhD-students and postdoctoral fellows with laboratory tasks related to running experiments

  • Prepare publications for handoff to publishers (checking and complimenting bibliographical entries, proof-reading, etc.)

  • Coordinating activities to ensure timely reporting to funders (NWO, MLDS, Hartstichting), including contributing to writing financial and narrative reports to funding agencies

  • Participating in performing educational tasks


  • BSc in biomedical sciences, holders of a MSc degree are also encouraged to apply;

  • Be able to work in the lab: plan, perform and analyse of experiments;

  • Willing to work with mice

  • Good organizational skills combined with a strong analytical capacity

  • Open, communicative and problem-solving attitude

  • Owner of Article 9 or 12 certificate

  • Able to communicate in Dutch

  • Good English writing and verbal skills

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess