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Postdoc position Insect Health and Immunology (1.0 FTE)

We are looking for a talented postdoc in the field of insect health and insect immunology. You will:

- characterize the immunological defences in insects (black soldier fly, housefly) reared for feed and the underlying mechanisms
- conduct metagenomics screens for beneficial

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3637 - € 3637 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

We are looking for a talented postdoc in the field of insect health and insect immunology. You will:

- characterize the immunological defences in insects (black soldier fly, housefly) reared for feed and the underlying mechanisms
- conduct metagenomics screens for beneficial and harmful microbes
- contribute to developing rearing methods and hygienic measures to prevent infections in insect mass rearing and develop diagnostic methods to routinely screen insect health under mass rearing conditions

The research will be closely connected to that of two PhD students at the University of Groningen and a postdoc at Wageningen University. The project is linked to those of other PhD students and postdocs in the overall research programme.

Functie-eisen

- enthusiastic, proactive, like to work in a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication skills
- a PhD degree in Biology, Animal Sciences or a relevant field
- experience in insect biology and immunology, molecular biology of animal-pathogen interactions, metagenomics, bioinformatics and statistical analyses of complex datasets
- curiosity driven and passionate about fundamental research in the context of working towards sustainable food and feed production
- a team player, willing to work with a diverse group of researchers, technicians and project stakeholders
- strong communication skills and are proficient in the English language.

Our postdocs are encouraged to participate in the supervision of PhD students and supervise MSc thesis students when such opportunities arise and you will be involved in some teaching activities.

Conditions


We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a full-time position (1.0 FTE), initially for 1 year after which a go/no go decision will be taken on extension with another three years
- gross salary per month € 3.255,- (scale 10) in the first year rising to € 3.637,- per month in the fourth year, including a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus, for a fulltime appointment
- the candidate will be based at the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences at the University of Groningen.

Additional information

Bregje Wertheim
b.wertheim@rug.nl

Leo Beukeboom