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Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for vascular anomaly research related to lesions in venous malformation (VM), lymphatic malformation (LM) and arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

You will work on a research project with the following objectives:
• Generation of targeted VA causing mutations in human iPS cell lines and optimization of protocols for differentiation of targeted cells to iPS-ECs or iPS-LECs.
• Generation of protocols for inducible and vascular tissue/cell type specific editing.
• Generation of protocols for differentiated vascular cells.
• Establish homogenous cell lines from VAs where primary cell culturing have not been successful for expansion and differentiation back to vascular cells for mechanistic studies.
You will also take part in the international training programme of the network and participate in various networking and outreach events.
You will enrol in a PhD programme at the University of Oulu.


We are looking for a motivated student with a strong commitment to basic and/or translational research, who:
• is eligible for MSCA-ETN funding, see Funding Notes.
• has a degree in biology, molecular/cell biology, biomedical sciences or related disciplines
• is a team player with good communication skills

Appointment terms

The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary in accordance with MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The period of employment is 3 years. Starting date: June – October 2019.

How to apply

– Make sure you meet the qualifying requirements.
– Submit your application to , mentioning ‘application for ESR 5’ in the subject line. Please send one pdf file containing:
• A motivation letter describing your research career goals, skills and experience (cover letter)
• Curriculum vitae
• Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English or with a translation into English)
• Two letters of recommendation or the contact information for at least 2 referees.

Deadline for submitting applications: 1 May 2019

More information

Please visit for more information on the project, the recruitment and selection criteria. Specific questions about the position can be addressed to by e-mail.

Funding Notes

To be eligible for this H2020-MSCA-ITN funded PhD student position, you must:
– not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account, and
– At the date of recruitment (=first day of employment), be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

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