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Postdoc Fellowship in Bioinformatics: the Gut Microbiome in Immunotherapy 2019, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Publish Date: Mar 24, 2019

Deadline: Apr 07, 2019

Postdoc position in bioinformatics: the gut microbiome in immunotherapy

Working environment

The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), located in the center of Groningen, is one of the Netherlands’ eight university medical centers. It has an ambitious, dynamic, and international environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The research section is located in the new European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) along with other departments that share an interest in applying systems biological approaches to the study of the genetic and microbiome factors involved in human disease and aging, in human cells and in model organisms. The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the department of Genetics have a strong collaboration and work widely with other groups at a national and international level. 

Job description

The current project focuses on the role of the gut microbiome in response to cancer immunotherapy in collaboration with the department of Medical Oncology in the UMCG. The applicant will be responsible of the analysis of longitudinally collected dietary, microbiome and metabolomic data in relation to treatment response. You will be part of a large team of PhD students and postdocs with a similar background at the UMCG. The postdoc position is funded through a grant from the Seerave foundation and you will also be working together with other researchers form centers in Paris, France and London, UK also funded by the Seerave foundation 

The microbiome research group of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Department of Genetics (Prof C. Wijmenga) studies the role of the gut microbiome in both health and disease. The group has already generated and analyzed faecal whole metagenome sequence data from more then 12,500 individuals from the Netherlands. There is extensive experience in analysing multi-omics data integrating genome, microbiome, bulk and single cell RNAsequencing and other layers of data in relation to clinical outcomes. 

You must have a proven track record in statistical analyzing large omics datasets and excellent skills in statistics, mathematics, and programming (Python, R ) and experience with working in a high performance computing / Linux environment.

What do we need

  • You are enthusiastic, ambitious and a team player and aim to pursue a career in scientific research.
  • A self-motivated individual with the drive to be competitive at the international level.
  • PhD in bioinformatics, biology, life science, medical biology, or a comparable discipline. Experiences in systems biology and bioinformatics is preferable.
  • Programming skills
  • Experience with advanced statistics, biology or microbiology or biochemistry
  • Capable of supervising PhD students and medical students undertaking researchprojects.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written).

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

What do we offer

  • We offer a temporary contract for 3 years, 1.0 fte.
  • For postdoctoral researchers, depending on your knowledge and experience, your monthly gross salary will be a maximum of € 4.361,- (scale 10) based on a full-time basis (36.0 hours per week).
  • In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and a personal development budget.
  • The terms of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).
  • Support to develop your academic carreer
  • Preferred starting date: as soon as possible

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