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OIO/PhD student Ethics of prime editing for cardiomyopathy

donderdag, oktober 14, 2021 - 16:40

This project is part of the PSIDER Pluripotent Stem cells for Inherited Diseases and Embryonic Research (PSIDER) project "Cardiomyopathies" funded by ZonMw. Our Department participates in three PSIDER projects. You will intensively collaborate with the other ethicists in our Department involved in the PSIDER-projects as well as within the researchers in the PSIDER Cardiomypathy consortium. The aim of PSIDER Cardiomyopathies is by means of prime editing to further develop a cure for the most pathogenic inherited cardiomyopathies associated with Phospholamban (PLN) and Lamin A (LMNA) mutations. These mutations cause severe disease in an important patient population in Europe, with PLN disease in particular highly prevalent in the Netherlands. This project will be heavily embedded within society and in continuous communication with stakeholders including the general public. Part of the ethical work package will be formal scientific research (analysis and evaluation as well as literature reviews and interviews) as well as informal research by means of a documentary trilogy for which the ethics Work Package will provide input. You will publish your results in the form of articles and a PhD-thesis. Apart from research tasks, you will be asked to participate in teaching activities and potentially also in ethical advisory boards or committees. You will take courses yourselves as part of the PhD program offered by the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

You will be appointed at the Department of Medical Humanities, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the UMC Utrecht. Our Department consists of the disciplines medical ethics, medical history, health law, and narrative medicine. We are a team of two full professors, two associate and six assistant professors, and more than 15 PhD students. We participate in various research projects, in teaching and (international) advisory boards and committees. Your supervisors will be dr. Rieke van der Graaf and a newly appointed assistant professor.

You have obtained a Master's thesis in Philosophy, Ethics, Humanities, Medicine or Life Sciences. In particular you have demonstrated interest in research ethics and/or biomedical innovation. You are able to perform academic ethical research. Experience with qualitative research is an advantage. You are able to collaborate with people from different disciplines. You have good organizational skills. You have excellent didactic, written and verbal English skills. You are willing to obtain these skills in Dutch within two years after the start of the project.

All PhD-students start in OIO-scale 0 (fulltime gross salary €2.495,-)

Wij geloven in de kracht van een divers team waarin ruimte is voor verschillende vaardigheden, expertises, sociale en culturele achtergronden. Wij zijn benieuwd naar jou.

Het salaris voor deze (36 - 36 uur) functie bedraagt maximaal € 3.196,00 bruto per maand op basis van een fulltime dienstverband.

Onze arbeidsvoorwaarden zijn conform de Cao Universitair Medische Centra (UMC). Wij bieden onder andere een eindejaarsuitkering van 8,3%, vakantietoeslag, een reiskostenvergoeding woon-werkverkeer en diverse opleidingsmogelijkheden. Bekijk onze arbeidsvoorwaarden en diverse extra's.

Meer informatie
Gebruik voor solliciteren de knop ‘solliciteer’. Heb je vragen over deze vacature? Dan kun je contact opnemen met de contactpersoon: Dr. Rieke van der Graaf, Associate Professor Medical Humanities, telefoonnummer: +31 88 755 9305, e-mail: R.vanderGraaf@umcutrecht.nl

Acquisitie n.a.v. deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.


Gepubliceerd op: 
14 oktober 2021
Vacature status: 
Opleidingsniveau: WO
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31 oktober 2021
UMC Utrecht
3584 CX