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PhD student/Post-doctoral Researcher “Research on a novel diagnostic test for Lyme disease”

The AMC has a long tradition regarding studies on tick-host-pathogen interactions in Lyme borreliosis. Recently, the AMC has been awarded a grant through the AMC foundation supporting basic and translational studies on a novel diagnostic ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2279 - € 4216 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The AMC has a long tradition regarding studies on tick-host-pathogen interactions in Lyme borreliosis. Recently, the AMC has been awarded a grant through the AMC foundation supporting basic and translational studies on a novel diagnostic test for Lyme borreliosis. The project involves in silico analysis, production of a B. burgdorferi protein array, in vivo animal work and an initial human validation study. The project will start early 2018 for the duration of four years. For more background information on our group and the research we do visit http://www.tekenradar.nl, http://www.amc.nl/AMLC and http://www.ANTIDotE-fp7.org.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate or post-doctoral researcher, preferably with a background in biomedical sciences or medicine, with experience in molecular or immunological research, or research on vector-borne diseases. The candidate should have own initiative and actively seek collaboration with other researchers within our group and laboratory. For candidates with a background in medicine, clinical experience is an advantage. We require a candidate that is fluent in spoken and written English and Dutch, and experience with scientific writing is a plus.

Conditions

We offer a fixed term contract for 36 hours per week for 1 year, starting early 2018, which under normal circumstances will be prolonged with 3 years. The salary is in accordance with the description of salary for a PhD student / post-doctoral researcher in the CAO-UMC.

A PhD student (Onderzoeker in Opleiding) is placed in scale 21, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from €2279,- to €2919,- (based on qualifications and experience).

For a doctor (Arts-Onderzoeker) or Postdoctoral Researcher it’s scale 10, with a fulltime gross salary that ranges from €2919,- to €4216,- (based on qualifications and experience).

The applicant will get a contract through the AMC Medical Research BV, which includes a payment of holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of the gross annual salary.

Additional information

If you wish to apply for this position, click on the ‘online application’ button.

For more information, please contact H.M. Winkelhuijzen (secr.cemm@amc.uva.nl) or J.W.R. Hovius (j.w.hovius@amc.uva.nl) by email.

We are looking forward to your application!

Bedrijfsomschrijving

The AMC is more than just a hospital. It is a world in which patient care, research and education are integrated, and in which people are always central. It is an academic world full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel. Thinking big, daring to dream, cooperating internationally. And never letting yourself be put off by ‘It’s not possible’ or ’It won’t work anyway’. That is the AMC mentality.

The candidate would be working in a young and dynamic research group, with other PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and research technicians, under the supervision of the AMC Principal Investigator on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Professor Joppe WR Hovius, MD, PhD. The group is embedded in the well-equipped Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine (CEMM) within the AMC.