Postdoc in Early Life Microbiome: The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced bioinformatician or computational biologist for the position of Postdoc in Early Life Microbiome. The selected candidate will be responsible for applying longitudinal models to investigate the gut microbiome and metabolomics in infants and mothers starting from pregnancy until the first year of life. This is a full-time position for a duration of 2 years, with the possibility of extension.
Research Area: Early Life Microbiome
Location: University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Netherlands
- The candidate must have a PhD degree in biology, medical biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, or a comparable discipline.
- The candidate must have a background in computational approaches for metagenomic, multi-omic integration, and their application in human population studies.
- The candidate must have excellent skills in computational environments for ‘omics data manipulation (Python, R, bash etc.).
- The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- The candidate must be an excellent team player who can work well in an international team.
- The candidate must be fluent in English.
Job Description: The selected candidate will be responsible for applying longitudinal models to investigate the gut microbiome and metabolomics in infants and mothers starting from pregnancy until the first year of life. The candidate will be responsible for the deeper investigation of the bacterial strains, bacterial genes, and evolutionary dynamics of the gut microbiome development in infants and will link the gut virome and microbiome composition to environmental and host factors. Ability/interest in developing new tools for longitudinal microbiome data analysis will be an advantage. This work will be done together with two other postdocs and five PhD students, working on shared topics.
Working Environment: The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), located in the centre of Groningen, is one of the Netherlands’ eight university medical centres. The microbiome group includes colleagues from the department of Genetics, Microbiology, and Gastroenterology, and is a close community of scientists working on different aspects of microbiome analysis in relation to health and diseases.
Salary: The selected candidate will be appointed as a postdoc in the Dutch University job-ranking system (UFO) and will receive a salary of a maximum of €5.088,- gross per month (scale 10), depending on their qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
How to Apply: Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, CV, and the contact information of at least two referees, through the UMCG application system before the closing date of April 9.
Closing Date for Apply: 09 April 2023