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Postdoc 'Microbiome of intestinal tract cancers'

You will be positioned within the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI), while working in close collaboration with clinicians and researchers who have access to the samples from our hospital.

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Geert Grooteplein Zuid, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 uur


The human microbiome plays an important role in cancers of the intestinal tract, such as colorectal, pancreatic, gastric, and esophageal cancers. However, still little is known about the role of the microbiome in people with a genetic predisposition for colorectal cancer such as patients with the Lynch syndrome. Increasingly available ‘omics and meta’omics data now allows us to study these interactions at an unprecedented resolution.

At Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), we have unique access to rare patient cohorts including people with genetic predisposition for cancer, as well as biobanks, and public and proprietary databases of patient- and microbiome data. We exploit these resources to study the molecular mechanisms of disease and contribute to personalized healthcare and therapeutics.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position to investigate the role of the human microbiome in intestinal tract cancers. You will be positioned within the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI), while working in close collaboration with clinicians and researchers who have access to the samples from our hospital. “Tumors of the Digestive Tract” is a Radboudumc Core Research Theme that integrates members from different departments. Thus, you will be part of a cross-disciplinary research team striving to do world-class science and answer questions about the role of the human microbiome in health and disease.


You are an ambitious, self-motivated, and creative postdoctoral researcher with the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences, (Medical) Biology, Medicine, or a relevant other discipline;
  • Experience in bioinformatics and/or computational analysis of metagenome data is essential;
  • Strong motivation to succeed in scientific research;
  • Interest in cancer pathogenesis and the interaction between the microbiome and the human host;
  • Independent and well-structured style, demanding high quality of your own work;
  • Speak and write English fluently;
  • Self-motivated and good communicative skills;
  • You recognise yourself in the Radboud way of working.


Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be a screening based on the provided CV. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

Read more about the Radboudumc employment conditions.

Scale 10: max € 58838 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)

Additional information

Please submit a cover letter that includes a brief statement of your research interests (max. 2 pages), your resume (max. 2 pages) and contact details of two references (name, phone number and email address).

After initial screening, applicants will be invited for an interview, followed by a second round of selection, where promising candidates will be invited to present their work in our lab (confidentially).

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Bas Dutilh via +31 (0)30 253 42 12 or Dr. Annemarie Boleij via +31 (0)24 361 89 45. Use the Apply button to submit your application.


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You will join the multidisciplinary team of Dr. Annemarie Boleij (molecular biologist/microbiologist) and Dr. Bas E. Dutilh (metagenomics) studying the involvement of the microbiome in intestinal cancers. You will work at the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI) (Prof. Dr. Martijn A. Huijnen) and collaborate with the departments of Pathology (Prof. Dr. Iris Nagtegaal) and Human Genetics (Prof. Dr Nicoline Hoogerbrugge).