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Assistant Professorship

Vacancy Hypatia Grant

Our Research focuses on the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying hormonal-mediated regulation of solute and water transport processes in epithelia including kidney and small intestine. The major emphasis is currently on the epithelial calcium (TRPV5 & TRPV6), magnesium (TRPM6 & TRPM7) and water (Aquaporin 2) channels, salt transporters (NCC, ENaC) and succinate receptors that constitute instrumental solute transport pathways in epithelia. The current projects aim to investigate in detail the regulation of these transport activities in health and disease. To this end, a wide variety of cutting edge techniques are applied including cell and molecular biological, genetics biochemical and physiological procedures.

What we are looking for:

  • A background in (molecular) renal physiology
  • High affinity for research in (molecular) life sciences, health (services) research or public health
  • Excellent junior researchers (guideline 3-8 years after PhD promotion) with a strong motivation to perform top internationally-recognised research
  • A proven track record (e.g. publications, research funding) with preferred international experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and with the strong wish to work interdisciplinary
  • Good leadership skills with an ability to inspire young researchers

What do we offer?

Radboud Hypatia Tenure Track Grants are available. These grants aim to promote video imageinnovation. Each grant consists of an € 800,000 scholarship, spread over five years, in combination with a tenure track contract as assistant professor. Three awards are available each year. More information about the Radboud Hypatia Tenure Track Grant. The department of Physiology welcomes applicants in the field of Renal Physiology and will coach the interested applicants during the application process.

Want to know more?

Please contact Prof. René Bindels

René Bindels is as physiologist interested in the regulation of ion transport processes in kidney and small intestine in health and disease. Current projects involve the molecular mechanisms controlling the calcium and magnesium balance in general and the regulation of the new family of epithelial calcium and magnesium channels (TRPV5, TRPV6, TRPM6 and TRPM7) in particular. In addition, the functional consequences of mutations in the human ROMK2, NKCC2, NCC and TRPM6 transporters identified in Bartter and Gitelman syndrome and inherited hypomagnesemia are investigated. The studies include use of established epithelial cell lines, tissue-specific knockout mice models, and electrophysiological and biochemical analysis of channel activity. He is responsible for several physiology courses for medical and health science students. He is an elected member of the Academia Europaea and recipient of the Robert Pitts Lectureship of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Carl W. Gottschalk Lectureship of the American Physiological Society and Homer Smith award of the American Society of Nephrology. Since 2010 he is the scientific director of the Nijmegen Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS).

Radboud University Medical Center Hypatia Grant

At Radboud university medical center, we strive for excellence in healthcare, research and Hypatiaeducation. That's why we select the best, most talented people in their fields of expertise. We give them room to develop so they can make a difference. We also give them opportunities to collaborate in teams and to further develop their leadership skills. 

Hypatia Track: the foundation

The Radboud Hypatia Track is aimed at excellent researchers who are ready to develop themselves as leaders within their academic fields. Hypatia, one of the first female scientists, is the patron for this track. A progressive scientist who stood for her opinions, not allowing to be hindered by traditional norms. Hypatia built her own school and inspired others to follow her ideas. In this way she represents the academic ambition. This programme guides talents towards becoming successful research group leaders. With a clear and substantiated vision, they are prepared to set up their own research groups and establish themselves on the international playing field.

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