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Phd student’ Exopolysaccharides to expedite recovery after antibiotics use’

For the project ‘Beneficial exopolysaccharides to reduce infection and expedite recovery in humans and pigs of different ages’ at the University Medical …

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Hanzeplein, Groningen, Groningen
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


For the project ‘Beneficial exopolysaccharides to reduce infection and expedite recovery in humans and pigs of different ages’ at the University Medical Center Groningen we are seeking for an ambitious cell-biologist, microbiologist or medical biologist. In this proposal exopolysaccharides (EPS) will be developed and tested for its support of microbiota after or during exposure to commonly used antibiotics. In vitro models closely mimicking the gastrointestinal tract will be used to follow effects of EPS on microbiota and immune parameters and epithelial barrier function.

The PhD will be working within the department of Pathology and Medical Biology of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and will closely collaborate with a student at Organic chemistry at Groningen University. The UMCG student will fulfill a central role in performance of biomedical research and associated analysis and will be responsible for analysis of the in vitro infant gut. The candidate should have affinity with complex cell-cultures, microbiota research and immunology.


- Master microbiology or biomedical sciences or equivalent.
- You can work independently but you are also a team player.
- You are motivated, assertive and pro-active.
- You have excellent organizational, communication and interaction skills.
- You have good project- and timemanagement skills.
- English language in spoken and written word is mandatory.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.

In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Behaviour’ is required.


Employment basis: 4 years for 1.0 fte. We offer a temporary appointment for one year with the perspective of a prolongation for another 3 years.
Your salary will be maximally € 2.279,- bruto per month in the first year and maximally 2.919,- bruto per month in the last year, depending on training, experience and fulltime appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and a development budget. The terms of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).

Immediately after sending your motivation letter with 2 references and CV, you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

Additional information

prof. dr. Paul de Vos
(050) 361 8043

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