PhD Position on Antimicrobial Resistance, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Postdoc positions - 2019-Amsterdam, Netherlands

PhD Position on Antimicrobial Resistance: Embark on a transformative journey to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with a fully-funded PhD position. Join the research group of Dr. Apostolos Liakopoulos to design innovative strategies for eradicating mobile genetic elements encoding AMR. This opportunity, situated within the Microbiology division of the Department of Biology, offers a supportive environment and cutting-edge facilities for your research endeavors.

Summary Table:

Study AreaScholarship DescriptionEligibilityRequired DocumentsLast Date
Molecular Biology,Contribute to AMR eradicationMSc or equivalent inLetter of motivation13 September 2023
Microbiology, Geneticswith novel approaches in AMRrelevant fieldCV, references

Study Area:

  • Molecular (Micro)biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Genetics

Scholarship Description:

PhD Position on Novel Approaches to Eradicate Antimicrobial Resistance

Participate in groundbreaking research to combat the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). As a PhD candidate, you will work in the Microbiology division of the Department of Biology, focusing on eradicating mobile genetic elements responsible for encoding AMR. This project holds immense significance as AMR has the potential to cause millions of deaths annually and impact economies. By developing novel strategies, you’ll contribute to a vital cause in global health.


  • Hold an MSc or equivalent degree in molecular (micro)biology, systems biology, genetics, or a related field.
  • Possess experimental skills, including experience in areas like anaerobic bacterial handling, bacteriophage handling, omics, tissue culture, and in vivo infection models.
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and acquire new skills.

Required Documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Contact information (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three references

How to Apply: If you’re passionate about contributing to AMR eradication and have the necessary expertise, apply via the “Apply now” button. Be sure to include the required documents mentioned above.

Last Date: Application deadline: 13 September 2023

Don’t miss the chance to be part of a solution that addresses one of the most pressing challenges in global health. Your research could make a profound impact on combatting antimicrobial resistance and saving lives.

For further inquiries: Contact Dr. Apostolos Liakopoulos (Assistant Professor) at

International applicants: Get assistance from our International Service Desk for living in the Netherlands as international staff.

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Join the fundamental connection against antimicrobial resistance.

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