Active-matter physics of cancer metastasis / Janssen / Eindhoven Univ. (NL)
The PhD project focuses on the active-matter physics of cancer metastasis. The aim of this project is to develop and apply new computational (coarse-grained) active-matter models for cell migration in complex biological environments, in order to shed light on the early stages of cancer metastasis. The project is part of a multidisciplinary research consortium, allowing for a unique collaboration with leading experts in experimental biophysics, cell biology, and cancer biology.
The project will be carried out in the Theory of Polymers and Soft Matter <www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/theory-of-polymers-and-soft-matter/> group at the Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. The project will be done under the supervision of Dr. Liesbeth Janssen <tps.phys.tue.nl/janssen/> and Prof. Kees Storm <www.tue.nl/en/research/researchers/kees-storm/>.
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related subject. Experience with computer simulation methods and programming is an advantage. Affinity with biophysics, as well as good knowledge of spoken and written English, are essential.
*Conditions of employment*
We offer a fixed-term, 4-year PhD position at Eindhoven University of Technology, a dynamic and ambitious university in the heart of the Dutch high-tech industry. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities, including: – A gross monthly salary between EUR 2395 (first year) and EUR 3061 (last year); – Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary; – A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes; – Family-friendly initiatives <www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/why-tue/support-for-internationals/> are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities; – Assistance with finding accommodation; – Free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program <www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/phdpdeng/professional-development/>).
For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Liesbeth Janssen directly at L.M.C.Janssen[at]tue.nl.
If interested, please send an application letter, CV, grade list and names and contact details of at least two academic references via the application portal <jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/phd-position-in-computational-biological-and-soft-matter-physics-855713.html> . Screening of applications will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.
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