Ongeveer 3 uur geleden - Maastricht University (UM) - Maastricht
The successful candidate will be a part of the BONE Consortium, a recent North Western Europe Inter-Regional (NWE INTERREG) initiative with the objective of de…
Plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance (pAMR) occurs in both humans and animals and requires One-health solutions, which include a holistic approach integrating veterinary, medical and environmental disciplines. The transfer dynamics of pAMR depend on ecological and evolutionary ...
Plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance (pAMR) occurs in both humans and animals and requires One-health solutions, which include a holistic approach integrating veterinary, medical and environmental disciplines. The transfer dynamics of pAMR depend on ecological and evolutionary processes in the microbiota of the host. A consortium of Utrecht University (UU) and Wageningen University (WU) will study the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of pAMR in gut microbiota of chickens using mathematical modelling and experiments in the project, entitled "Microbiome Invasion and Transmission of plasmid-mediated Antimicrobial Resistance" (MITAR), supported by a grant of ZonMW.
We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral candidate, who wants to contribute to our fundamental understanding of the ecology and evolution of pAMR with an eye for application of the results to obtain better interventions and risk analyses. Tasks of the candidate include in vitro experiments to estimate key model parameters, including fitness cost of plasmid carriage, dynamics of compensatory evolution for these costs and transfer rate of the plasmid to other members of the chicken microbiome. The candidate will work at the Laboratory of Genetics at WU in close collaboration with a PhD student responsible for the modelling and in vivo experiments at UU. The project will be supervised by Prof Arjan de Visser (WU), Dr Mark Zwart (NIOO), Dr Egil Fischer (UU) and Prof Arjan Stegeman (UU).
We seek a highly motivated scientist holding a PhD in (Medical) Microbiology or Biotechnology with solid knowledge of microbial ecology and evolution, or a PhD in Evolutionary Biology with a quantitative mind and experience with working with microbes, preferably bacteria. A further requirement is ample experience with the latest methods of molecular genetics. Assets include analytical skills, affinity with next generation sequencing and bioinformatics, excellent communicative abilities and the ability work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team.
We expect the postdoc to write up and publish the results of the planned experiments as peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, as well as to present them at international conferences and stake-holder meetings. Therefore, a suitable candidate has a high level of English in writing and speech according to CEFR proficiency level C.
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