Post-doctoral job opportunity at MERLN Institute, Maastricht University

Post-doctoral position for the project 'Computational modeling of the cell-matrix interface' at the Department of Cell Biology-Inspired Tissue Engineering (cBITE) at the MERLN Institute, Maastricht University.

The department of Cell Biology-Inspired Tissue Engineering (cBITE) at the MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine at Maastricht University in the Netherlands invites applications for a post-doctoral position.

The post-doctoral researcher will perform cutting-edge research in computational modeling methods applied to regenerative medicine and more specifically, to cell-matrix interactions.

Job description:

  • Computational modeling of integrin signaling, cell-ECM interaction to inform the design of synthetic matrices;
  • Parameter optimization and sensitivity analysis;
  • Analysis and integration of various in vitro/in vivo data for model calibration.

What the University offer:

  • Computational ecosystem at Maastricht University: Institute for Data Science (IDS), Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE) and Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MacsBio);
  • Excellent computational and experimental facilities to validate the in silico analyses and predictions in vitro/in vivo;
  • Interdisciplinary environment within MERLN and the “Materials-driven regeneration (MDR)-consortium”

Project embedding:

The project will be coordinated by the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine ( as part of the “Materials-driven regeneration (MDR)-consortium” (see for more information) which brings together an interdisciplinary team of excellent scientists at three leading institutes (ICMS at Eindhoven University of Technology, RMU at Utrecht University and MERLN at Maastricht University). The central goal of MDR’s research program is to investigate, design and use intelligent biomaterials that drive the functional regeneration of living tissues and organs under complex (patho)physiological conditions.

Requirements and key expertise:

  • PhD in mathematical biology, computational mathematics, biomedical engineering, numerical optimization, biophysics, or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Strong scientific background and publication record;
  • Expertise in computational modeling, biophysics, mechanobiology;
  • Good programming skills (for example Comsol, Matlab, Python, R, VCell);
  • Affinity with regenerative medicine;
  • Good oral and written English communication.

Maastricht University

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with more than 20,000 students and 4,700 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to its high-quality research and study programs as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

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Date: 22/02/2022 | Tag: | News: 1285 of 1573
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