Doctoral Degree Research in Genetics Diseases, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Expires on: 03/19/2024


A full-time PhD position is available for a motivated individual interested in unraveling the molecular aspects of rare genetic kidney diseases and contributing to therapy development for children. This organoid-based research project is financially supported by the Dutch Kidney Foundation. The successful candidate will work on identifying drug targets to address rare pediatric kidney diseases.

As a PhD student, you will be engaged in a full-time research position, utilizing patient-derived organoids to identify drug targets for rare pediatric kidney diseases. The project, funded by the Dutch Kidney Foundation, spans three years with the opportunity to start between April and June 2024. Salary, pension, and terms of employment adhere to the collective labor agreement of UMC Utrecht. Applicants are required to submit a motivation letter, CV, and contact details of two referees.


  • Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English with strong communication skills.
  • Hands-on experimental skills and experience in genetics, cell culture, microscopy, and multi-omics data analysis.
  • Preferably, experience in the field of nephrology.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application, including a motivation letter, CV, and contact details of two referees, via the official site: [Link to Application Portal]. The application deadline is March 19, 2024.

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