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Top-Gut consortium doctoral candidate



Leiden, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023


Starting at latest by March 2024, Mimetas is looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our Model Development team in the Leiden area, The Netherlands. Are you passionate about better treatments for patients? Then join our dynamic and fast-paced team now as our new:


Top-Gut consortium doctoral candidate

As TopGut consortium doctoral candidate (DC) you will work in a highly multidisciplinary team of scientists, informaticians, and engineers to develop novel cell culture assays to support drug discovery and experimental research. You will work with state-of-the-art cell sources, tools, and equipment to generate new intestinal disease models that will further our understanding of potential treatments. In this position you will help advance our drug development programmes to bring new medicines to patients faster.


Mimetas is a world-leading biotech company in the fast-growing ‘organ-on-a-chip’-field. With our innovative products and services, we aim to improve the medicine development process, while reducing animal testing. Our clients are pharmaceutical companies and academic institutes who strive to discover new and better treatments for patients using disease- and tissue models.

Our team consists of scientists working on services and product development, as well as commercial people spreading the word. Our people are goal-driven, enthusiastic, analytical, and internationally oriented. We work in six locations in Leiden (headquarters), Enschede, UK, Germany, USA, and Japan.

Your tasks will include

-      Development and implementation of novel tissue culture models (e.g. gut, vasculature and immune system, and cancer models);

-      Model validation (e.g. by performing toxicity studies, immunoassays, and other cell-based assays);

-      Plan and execute experiments independently;

-      Report on a regular basis to internal and external stakeholders;

-      Write standard operating procedures;

-      Contribute to general lab duties.

Your profile

-      MSc in a Biology/Bioengineering or a related discipline with preference given to those candidates with experience in Stem cell/3D cell culture/immunology;

-      You are highly experienced in tissue culture with a hands-on mentality;

-      You are experienced in (confocal) microscopy and image analysis software;

-      You have experience with live cell assays and standard molecular analysis techniques;

-      You have an affinity with novel technologies and are willing to contribute to the development thereof;

-      Your work is of high quality, precise, and safe;

-      You have a motivated and flexible work attitude and enjoy working in a dynamic environment;

-      Proficiency in the English language.

We offer

-      A challenging position in an international, fast-growing high-tech environment;

-      Ample opportunities for personal development and growth;

-      Challenging research projects on breakthrough science, with the possibility of publishing;

-      A fun team with colleagues from all over the world who love what they do;

-      Friday afternoon drinks as part of an extensive program of social activities.


Specific requirements

-      MSc in a Biology/Bioengineering or a related discipline;

-      Experience with Molecular biology, Cell culture, Flow cytometry methods and analysis;

-      Experience with in vitro tissue modelling as well as omics data analysis and bioinformatics is a plus.



Interested in this position? For more information, also on how to apply, please check the Top-Gut Job advertisement at Eurexess and or download the TOP-GUT flyer: