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Assistant/Associate Professor in Bacterial Evolution

Reageer voor: 7 maart 2018
Soort dienstverband: Vast contract, onbepaalde tijd
Aantal uren : 36 uur per week
Vakgebied: Laboratoriumspecialismen

The job

The Laboratory of Applied Evolutionary Biology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor level position in bacterial evolution. Level of appointment will depend on qualifications. The position can be taken up immediately.

The Laboratory of Applied Evolutionary Biology (LAEB) is a recent initiative within the Department of Medical Microbiology of the AMC that focuses on using computational tools and approaches from evolutionary biology to synthesize the increasing wealth of pathogen data collected at AMC as well as nationally and internationally. The LAEB closely collaborates with experimental and clinical researchers throughout the Department of Medical Microbiology and AMC. As part of the growth of the Laboratory, we are seeking a colleague to lead our work in bacterial evolution, host-pathogen interaction, and antimicrobial resistance.

Our department

In brief, the Department of Medical Microbiology comprises clinical and research laboratories in bacteriology, virology and parasitology (up to BSL3), and also houses the Netherlands Reference Laboratory for Bacterial Meningitis and the Netherlands/OIE/FAO/WHO Reference Laboratory for Leptospirosis. AMC is one of the largest tertiary medical centers in Europe with clinical and research foci on infectious diseases and has cutting-edge sequencing and computational facilities.

Your experience

You are an ambitious researcher with a strong background in bacterial evolution relevant to host-pathogen interaction and/or antimicrobial resistance with an emphasis on computational research. You have a PhD in evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, biophysics, or a related field. You have a track record of publishing in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and of attracting independent research funding. You will be expected to develop a cutting-edge research program and to collaborate with colleagues at the LAEB, as well as other researchers at the Department of Medical Microbiology, at the AMC, and beyond.

Our offer

We offer you ample opportunities for development, deepening and widening, extra training and a place to grow! Working in the AMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is stimulated in every respect.

• The gross per month salary range is  € 4.380,- to € 5.692,- for Assistant Professors or € 5.229,- to € 6.665,- for Associate Professors based on 38 hours (scale CAO UMC).
• The salary does not include any surcharges for irregular services, holidayallowance (8%) and a year-end bonus (8,3%).
• We initially offer an appointment for 12 months, with a prospect of a permanent appointment.
• On top of the salary is saved monthly for the Personal Budget (at least 1,55% of the salary) what you can use for training or personal development.
• In addition to excellent accessibility with public transport, The AMC also has sufficient parking spaces for employees.
• Pension is accrued at the ABP. The AMC contributes a large part of the premium (70%).
• We have a very active staff association and organize various (sports) activities and events throughout the year.

Look for an overview of all our other employment conditions on www.werkenbijamc.nl/arbeidsvoorwaarden.

Your application

Do you want to apply directly? Then use the ‘solliciteren’ button on this page. Along with your cover letter and CV please include a full publication list, a brief description of your research interests and plans, and the names of four potential referees.  
Do you want more information first? Please contact Colin Russell (Professor & Head of Laboratory of Applied Evolutionary Biology), via 020-5664852 / c.a.russell@amc.nl or Menno de Jong (Professor & Head of Department of Medical Microbiology), via 020-5664852 / m.d.dejong@amc.nl.

We look forward to our acquaintance!

Over Divisie G: Laboratoriumspecialismen

De Divisie Laboratoriumspecialismen binnen het AMC bestaat uit 17 afdelingen, waaronder de diagnostische laboratoria van Klinische Chemie, Medische Microbiologie en Pathologie. Behalve diagnostiek, hebben deze laboratoria ook taken op het gebied van research, opleiding en onderwijs. Daarnaast omvat de Divisie Laboratoriumspecialismen laboratoria die zich uitsluitend op research en onderwijs richten. Tenslotte maakt het specialisme Klinische Genetica, inclusief haar DNA- en Genomics-faciliteiten, onderdeel uit van de divisie. In de Divisie Laboratoriumspecialismen zijn ca. 1.000 enthousiaste medewerkers werkzaam en vormt daarmee een van de grootste divisies binnen het AMC.