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PhD-candidate: Fishing for functional feed

For our project: Fishing for functional feed: understanding the immune modulatory effects of novel feed ingredients to secure fish health we are looking for a PhD candidate with a background in immunology and/or zebrafish ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Bornsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

For our project: Fishing for functional feed: understanding the immune modulatory effects of novel feed ingredients to secure fish health we are looking for a PhD candidate with a background in immunology and/or zebrafish research.
In this project we will generate much needed scientific data on the interaction between dietary components and gut immunity in a bony fish species. The PhD candidate will develop reliable read-out parameters (using transgenic zebrafish and fluorescent microscopy, assessment of intestinal barrier integrity, intestinal microbiota composition, immune responses and immune pathway activation by transcriptomics, behavioral responses and intestinal morphology by histology) to quantify (protection from) inflammation in larvae as well as adult fish.

Functie-eisen

For this interdisciplinary project, we are looking for a highly motivated and skilled PhD candidate with a recent university MSc degree (or equivalent) in biology, biotechnology or life sciences. Specific requirements are:

  • Strong analytical skills and innovative attitude
  • A clear affinity with the field of immunology and zebrafish research
  • The candidate should be a team player with excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in English (both oral and written)

Conditions

We offer a full-time appointment (1.0 fte, 38 hours/week) for 4 years. Salary ranges from € 2222,- (gross) in the first year to € 2840,- (gross) in the fourth year based on full-time employment.

Additional information

Applications have to be submitted via the Wageningen UR online application system. Candidates are requested to upload the following information to the website:
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV, including GPA (Grade Point Average) or equivalent in your Bachelor and Master education
  • Names and contact information for two references
You can apply until October 31st, 2017.
Job interviews will be held in November 2017.
Please contact Sylvia Brugman for more information: Sylvia.brugman@wur.nl,
www.wur.nl/en/Persons/dr.-S-Sylvia-Brugman.htm?subpage=projects

Bedrijfsomschrijving

The chair group Cell Biology and Immunology (CBI) at Wageningen University and Research is looking for a laboratory technician. CBI is involved in fundamental as well as applied research in the field of comparative immunology. In our research, we study different fish species to increase the knowledge on the evolution of the immune system.