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Research Scientist

Apply before: 19 November 2019
Type of Employment: Fixed Term Contract
Working hours: 24 hours per week
Discipline: AMC Medical Research (AMR)
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What you are going to do

We are looking for a molecularly trained molecular biologist with ample experience in animal studies (in mice and preferably other species) and an affinity for working with viral pathogens. He/she will coordinate animal studies with scientists from the Laboratory of Experimental Virology (LEV) within the Department of Medical Microbiology. The candidate should primarily interact intensively with researchers who have developed novel antiviral strategies for setting up the appropriate tests in pre-clinical animal models. There is also room for establishing his/her own research line in close interaction with the Principal Investigators of LEV.

What we expect from you

The candidate should have a PhD in molecular biology or flanking disciplines with affinity for virology and microbiology. Also, ample experience with experimentation in animal models and holding a diploma in accordance with Article 9 of the Dutch Experiments on Animals Act (Art. 9 WoD) are required, as well as the ability to write permits (e.g. DEC protocols) for work with pathogenic viruses, some modified by recombinant DNA technology, in Biosafety laboratories (ML-III and DM-III facility). Good interpersonal skills to translate selected PI-project towards in vivo experimentation, but also to interact with other Departments within Amsterdam UMC (e.g. the HIS mouse facility). Ambition to set up a side research project, which needs to be boosted by applying for outside funding (e.g. to supplement the salary to 1.0 fte).

Where you are going to work

LEV performs fundamental and applied research on human viruses, currently mostly on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but also other pathogens. Future HIV research will focus on curing HIV. Experimentation in appropriate in vivo models is required for dissection of the HIV reservoir, but also for testing the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutic strategies we are developing. The researcher will report to the Head of LEV, but will closely interact with all other Principal Investigators.
Our energetic and internationally oriented laboratory has recently published innovative antiviral approaches ranging from RNAi and CRISPR-Cas and has developed novel vaccine strategies, for which we need your help to make the next step towards future implementation of these antiviral strategies in humans.

What we offer you

We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow! Working at Amsterdam UMC, AMC location means working in an inspiring and professional environment where development is encouraged in every respect.

• The maximum gross monthly salary based on a 36-hour work week is € 5.944,- (scale 12 CAO UMC)
• The base salary does not include allowances for irregular shifts, holiday pay (8%) and a year-end bonus (8.3%).
• We initially offer an appointment for 12 months, with the prospect of a permanent appointment upon good performance.
• In addition to excellent accessibility by public transport, AMC location also has a sufficient number of parking spaces for employees.
• Pension is accrued at the ABP. AMC contributes a large part of the premium (70%).
• We have a very active staff association and organise various (sports) activities and events throughout the year.

For an overview of all our other terms of employment, see https://werkenbijamc.nl/arbeidsvoorwaarden/.

Let’s meet 

If you would like to apply directly, please use the ‘apply’ button on this page.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact B. Berkhout (Professor), via 020- 56 64822  or b.berkhout@amsterdamumc.nl.

We look forward to meeting you!

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