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.
The Department of Genetics, UMCG is looking for an enthusiastic senior postdoc in the field of bioinformatics, microbiome and metabolomics analyses. The focus of the postdoc will be to assist on the current ongoing projects of Lifelines-NEXT. Lifelines-NEXT
is a longitudinal birth cohort of the Northern Netherlands which aims to recruit 1,500 mother-infant-pairs and collects extensive metadata and biological data of parents and infants. Currently, microbiome and virome data, along with extensive phenotypic data has been collected and processed. The stool metabolomics and metagenomics analysis of other datasets are planned. The overall focus of the project is the longitudinal analysis of gut microbiome and virome in relation to maternal, environmental and birth factors and infants’ health, starting from [pre-]pregnancy to 1 year of life. For the follow up timepoints (2-6 years) the collection started.
The position is embedded in the microbiome group in the department of Genetics, UMCG. The group includes around 25 enthusiastic PhD students and postdocs working on the analysis of metagenomics data, genetics of microbiome, population cohorts and microbiome
studies in patients with gastrointestinal diseases.