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Junior Postdoc on viral respiratory tract infections

Viral respiratory tract infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the significant impact of respiratory viruses on global …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
's-Gravendijkwal, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2826 - € 4481 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Viral respiratory tract infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the significant impact of respiratory viruses on global health and global economy, surprisingly little is known about the transmission routes of respiratory viruses and determinants thereof. Influenza viruses are known to be transmissible between individuals via the air via aerosols or respiratory droplets. In your project, you will use novel in-house developed quantitative experimental systems to investigate influenza virus stability in the air. By using the so-called reverse genetics system you will generate recombinant mutant influenza viruses with different phenotypic properties, to study which virus properties contribute to increased stability in the air. Furthermore, you will study how this stability is affected by environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. This research will increase our knowledge about the exact routes and mechanisms of virus transmission and will help to identify risks and design prevention and intervention strategies.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a Junior Postdoc that is enthusiastic and highly motivated with a PhD from an accredited academic program in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical or Molecular Sciences. Demonstrable experiences with cell culture and various molecular and/or and virological techniques are necessary. A background in Aerobiology will be considered a strong plus. The applicant should possess or be willing to obtain article 9 authorization for animal handling. Candidates should have an excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.

Being able to present a certificate of good conduct, a valid proof of identity, diploma's and/ or relevant registration such as BIG/ RGS are conditions for the appointment.

Conditions

The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 4.481,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. S. Herfst, Principal Investigator, phone number: +31 (0)10 704 31 61 or e-mail: s.herfst@erasmusmc.nl. For queries regarding your application, please contact Jerry Chandansingh, Recruiter, by phone number: +31 (0)6 500 310 06.

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website.