Postdoc in Cognitive Neuroimaging: Relating space, time and number processing in the human brain (1.0 FTE)
Ongeveer 19 uur geleden - Universiteit Utrecht - Utrecht
We are looking for two enthusiastic and ambitious postdocs, one with a background in vaccine research and, or immunity related research and one with experience in bacterial metagenomics and, or host-microbe interactions including bacterial pathogens ...
We are looking for two enthusiastic and ambitious postdocs, one with a background in vaccine research and, or immunity related research and one with experience in bacterial metagenomics and, or host-microbe interactions including bacterial pathogens. The postdocs will work together with PhD students in a European project on a global programme for prevention of Streptococcus suis disease, involving 9 partner organisations and coordinated by the host laboratory. S. suis is a major bacterial pathogen, affecting mainly young piglets around the time of weaning. S. suis is also a zoonotic pathogen of humans and infections worldwide have increased significantly in the past years.
In collaboration with other partners one researcher would be involved in large-scale genomics-based selection and evaluation of conserved vaccine antigens, as well as testing of the best candidates in a vaccination trial. The second researcher will use a metagenomic sequencing approach to investigate how the small intestine and tonsil microbiota influences S. suis colonisation and the risk for invasive disease. This knowledge will be used to develop microbial strategies to stimulate innate immunity and promote colonisation resistance against S. suis in early life. Both researchers will be involved in investigating role of selected genes in virulence of S. suis using molecular and genetic approaches and porcine organoid models.
The positions are in the Host-Microbe Interactomics (HMI) Group comprising 26 employees. Research of the HMI group ranges from work on the molecular mechanisms of diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria, to the interactions between pathogenic and beneficial bacteria and their human or animal hosts. The group, combines expertise in cell biology, immunology, microbiology and functional genomics to further our understanding of the molecular interactions occurring in the cross-talk between microbes and their hosts.
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