PhD student to study the interaction between Pneumoviruses and the host immune system
Pneumoviruses such as the Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV), that was identified in 2001 in our department, are causative agents of severe respiratory tract …
- 's-Gravendijkwal, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 36 - 36 uur
- € 2279 - € 2919 per maand
Pneumoviruses such as the Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV), that was identified in 2001 in our department, are causative agents of severe respiratory tract infections, primarily in young children. Treatment options for infections with these viruses are limited. A better understanding of the interaction between these viruses and the host immune system will lead to a rational design of treatment options, with specific emphasis on HMPV.
Therefore, Erasmus MC is recruiting a PhD to study the interaction between Pneumoviruses and the host immune system. The PhD will employ virological, molecular, immunological and biochemical techniques to increase our fundamental understanding of how Pneumovirus evade the innate and acquired immune response of their host.
We are seeking a enthusiastic and highly motivated PhD student with a MSc degree from an accredited academic program in Biology, Biomedical or Molecular Sciences, or Immunology. Candidates should have an excellent command of the English language, both oral and written. Candidates are expected to obtain their PhD in 4 years, with Prof. dr. R.A.M Fouchier as promotor.
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.
ConditionsYou will receive a temporary position for 4 years. The gross monthly salary is € 2.279,- in the 1st year and increases to € 2.919,- in the 4th year (scale OIO). The terms of employment are according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Dutch University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).
Additional informationFor more information about this position, please contact Bernadette van den Hoogen, PI of the workgroup 'HMPV" in the Department of Viroscience, phone number: +31 (0)10 704 40 66 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For other information please contact Jerry Chandansingh, recruiter, phone number: +31 (0)10 703 18 92.
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.