The Netherlands Heart Institute fosters excellent cardiovascular research on national and international level. We conduct basic science as well as clinical research. We aim to promote cooperation between university medical centres in the Netherlands and between scientists and the private sector. The Netherlands Heart Institute is looking for

Postdoc – Therapeutic approaches in inherited cardiomyopathy and heart failure (1,0fte)

Life style and genetic factors play a key role in heart failure development. Even in inherited cardiomyopathies, penetrance and disease severity can vary hugely between carriers and life style and other genetic factors most likely underlie these differences.  We have generated multiple mouse heart failure models and will study life style factors, such as ageing and western diet, but also inherited genetic models in an effort  to investigate which genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors contribute or repress the development of heart failure. In addition therapeutic approaches we will explore to halt or delay disease progression. The candidate will also be involved in related projects, if desired.

Needed skills

This translational project necessitates a candidate who is able to design and execute relevant animal experiments and has affinity with testing therapeutic approaches.

  • a PhD degree in Biomedical sciences, Biology, or a related field
  • Proven affinity with cardiovascular research
  • Experience with animal studies
  • Strong translational interest
  • Good writing skills are a plus.

The salary plus benefit package for a full-time appointment will be according to the collective labour agreement of the university medical centers in the Netherlands (CAO-UMC). For a junior postdoc this will be scale 10.

For more information about this vacancy you may contact us.

Please send your application and CV stating ‘application Postdoc Therapeutic approaches’ to

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Position: Postdoc

Period: 3 years

Working place: UMC Groningen, the Netherlands

Salary: scale 10, CAO-UMC