Call for Applications: Funded PhD positions in Regenerative Medicine, Utrecht University & UMC Utrecht (Deadline: 2 January 2019)

The University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and Utrecht University (UU), strategic partners of CUHK, are jointly offering five PhD candidate positions in the Regenerative Medicine Centre Utrecht (RMCU). All fully funded for four years, the positions will be located in the Regenerative Medicine Centre Utrecht within the EC H2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND doctorate project RESCUE. This unique international doctorate programme aims to enhance the potential and future career perspectives of researchers by providing a global training network including over 50 excellent academic and industrial partner organizations, creating a new generation of research experts, empowering them to take leading positions in the field of Regenerative Medicine worldwide.

The PhD students will join the Regenerative Medicine PhD Programme from February 2019. This would be a great opportunity for recent master’s graduates or finishing master’s students to pursue advanced studies. The following table summarizes details of the five positions :


Research Positions Fields Contact Persons
The interplay between senescence & stem cells in tissue regeneration (link) Biology, (Bio)medical science & (Veterinary) medicine Prof. Alain de Bruin (UU)

Dr .Peter de Keizer (UMCU)

Developing a fully synthetic extracellular matrix to control stem cell fate (link) Chemistry Prof. Geert-Jan Boons (UU)
Epicardial contribution to cardiac remodeling & repair (link) Biomedical sciences & pharmaceutical sciences Prof. Eva van Rooij (Hubrecht Institute)
Radiation free 3D imaging & early treatment of spinal disorders (link) Medicine & medical biology Prof. R.M. Castelein (UMCU)
Immunomodulatory coating development for orthopedic application (link) Biomedical science & biomedical engineering Dr. M.C. Kruijt (UMCU)

Dr. J. Alblas (UMCU)



Candidates should:

  • Not have lived in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the application deadline (2 January 2019)
  • Not have a PhD degree
  • Be in their first four years of their research careers (full-time equivalent) prior to their appointment date (1 February 2019 – 1 June 2019)


Application Deadline

2 January 2019

For details about the projects and positions, eligibility requirements, and application process, please visit (same as

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