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The Paridaen lab at ERIBA is currently looking for a highly motivated PhD student and post-doctoral researcher.

ERIBA (The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing) is a newly established institute at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). The mission of ERIBA is to better understand the molecular mechanisms that result in age-related decline and age-related diseases. We aim to develop novel strategies to prevent or combat age-related diseases and to provide evidence-based recommendations for healthy ageing. The research teams are working with different model systems and technology platforms and share their knowledge and expertise to accelerate discoveries. The ERIBA is housed in a new building and is part of the central UMCG campus in the vibrant University City Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. Groningen is a small (200,000 inhabitants), but vibrant city hosting over 25,000 students.

Stem cells act in developing and adult organisms to produce the proper number of specialized cells in the body. It is important that stem cells select an appropriate division mode to ensure proper development, maintenance and repair of tissues. In the Paridaen lab, we aim to understand the mechanisms underlying stem cell decisions in developing and ageing tissues. We employ single cell analyses techniques to study stem cell behaviour in the developing brain, using zebrafish and mouse as our model systems. In particular, we are interested in the role of fate-determining factors such as signalling pathways and subcellular structures in symmetric and asymmetric stem cell divisions.

For a more extensive description and application (before September 3 2017), please visit:


For more information about this vacancy you may contact:
Dr. J. Paridaen, Team leader, ERIBA; email:, (please do not use emailadress for applications)

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