We are looking for a postdoc for our Department of Internal Medicine/Nephrology where you will join the Islet lab that develops basic and clinical research programs involving human pancreatic islet cells. Are you the candidate we are looking for?


  • 36 hours per week
  • Duration project: min. 1 year
  • Salary: max. € 4,481
  • Closing date: 15 September 2019

In short

  • You hold a PhD in biomedical sciences or equivalent
  • You will work with (primary) human pancreatic cells
  • You will also be involved in the isolation of human pancreatic islets for transplantation
  • View more project information here

What you do
You will be working on a project focusing on investigating the cellular plasticity (i.e. capacity to change identity) of human pancreatic islet cells in the context of type 1 diabetes. This project will be run in collaboration with Dr Raphael Scharfmann (INSERM, Paris, France). In addition, you will be involved in the isolation of human pancreatic islets for transplantation within a GMP environment contributing to the current clinical islet transplantation program in our institute. Islets and non-islet tissue that cannot be used for transplantation can often be used for research purposes.

What we ask
You are a motivated and dedicated candidate who holds a PhD degree in biomedical sciences (or equivalent). Preferrably, you have experience in (primary human) cell culture, RNA and protein work (Q-PCR, RNA-sequencing, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry), cell imaging techniques (confocal, live imaging), and in particular in bioinformatics (use of R) and big data analysis (of (single-cell) transcriptomics, ideally). We are looking for someone who is flexible and can work well together.

Your workplace
Within the LUMC, the Department of Internal Medicine /Nephrology carries out basic, translational and clinical research on kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation. Specific basic research focuses on diabetes, transplantation immunology and vascular medicine.

Your career at the LUMC
The LUMC offers opportunities to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills. We offer internal courses and in-service training to help you with your personal development. We also offer services for mobility and career advice.

More information
Appointment is initially for one year, possibly to be extended to up to three years.
References will be requested as part of the application procedure. You will also be asked to give a presentation.
Irregular working hours are part of the position.

Look at our site for more information about the Application procedure and the Terms of Employment.

Dr. Françoise Carlotti, assistant professor, co-head Islet Research lab via +31(0)715262011 or f.carlotti@lumc.nl


No agencies.

Keywords: Vacancy, Research, PhD degree, Biomedical sciences, Leiden, Zuid-Holland