PhD candidate, FHML/ School CAPHRI– Chair group Complex Genetics and Epidemiology
The PhD candidate will work at Maastricht University Chair group Complex Genetics and Epidemiology. This group of researchers aims to create knowledge to help …
- Minderbroedersberg, Maastricht, Limburg
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 36 - 40 uur
- € 2222 - € 2840 per maand
The PhD candidate will work at Maastricht University Chair group Complex Genetics and Epidemiology. This group of researchers aims to create knowledge to help people live a longer, healthier and happier life. Much of their research is based on disentangling the genetic and environmental risk factors of complex phenotypes. This project focusses on sport characteristics with the aim to translate these findings to market.
The PhD student will first determine the essential characteristics of sport performance (such as carbohydrate, fat and caffeine metabolism, muscle building, endurance response, recovery speed and lactate processing) and secondly identify additional phenotypes for specific sports, including soccer, cycling, tennis, auto racing and golf via interviews with elite athletes and national level coaches. The candidate will then identify the relevant genetic variants that are associated with these traits. The results will be used the commercial development of customized DNA-tests for specific sports (www.sportpotential.eu).
MSc degree in sport science (preference) or biomedical science or an affiliated discipline with demonstrable training in quantitative research skills, genetic epidemiology and meta-analyses.
The candidate has an excellent written and spoken command of Dutch and English.
A previous scientific publication is preferred.
The candidate has a strong social profile and willing to interact with non-academics such as sport and business people.
We offer a full-time position within Maastricht University at the Chair group Complex Genetics and Epidemiology at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School CAPHRI.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply.
For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl , Support/UM employees/Employment conditions.
For additional information on this vacancy, contact:
Erika Bemelmans, secretary group Complex Genetics and Epidemiology, email: firstname.lastname@example.org