Published Deadline Location
19 Jun 4 Jul Amsterdam


Job description

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking a Post-doc scientist. The Departments of Global Health-AIGHD and Medical Microbiology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) closely collaborate in a research program on the zoonotic potential of Streptococcus suis, a orcine bacterial pathogen which can cause severe invasive infections in humans. In addition, the departments collaborate in research on diagnostics and (zoonotic) transmission of antimicrobial resistant bacteria and resistance determinants. As part of two recently EU-funded international consortia, a postdoc position has become available. The research will initially focus on regulatory and structural determinants of zoonotic potential of S. suis and will include mutational analysis, whole genome sequencing, and host cell-pathogen interaction studies. Opportunities will exist to engage in the ongoing research on antimicrobial resistance. A PhD student will join the team.

Main duties/responsibilities

  • To initiate and perform laboratory based studies related to the subjects mentioned above, in collaboration with other researchers in the consortium.
  • To supervise a PhD student during the daily research activities.
  • To supervise biomedical research students who may join the research program.
  • To write and publish manuscripts related to the research.


Educational qualifications

  • PhD degree in relevant field

Additional requirements

  • Proven relevant experience, in particular experience with bacterial mutagenesis, genome analysis, and cell and tissue culture.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills
  • Curious and passionate

Conditions of employment

AIGHD provides an excellent environment for a Post-doc position who wishes to gain experience, expertise and a network in global health research. We offer a salary in line with prevailing sector standards. AIGHD has a fulltime workweek of 40 hours, 25 days leave annually, an attractive collective pension plan, and a very comprehensive collective health insurance scheme. The position is based at the Department of Medical Microbiology of the Academic Medical Center through a joint position, and the contract will be for a fixed period of 3 years.


Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)

The AIGHD is a dynamic institute and network focused on research, education and policy advice in global health and development. It takes a problem-oriented approach and transcends the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines to provide sustainable solutions. The Institute stands for a collaboration among biomedical researchers from the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and social scientists and economists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and from the VU University Amsterdam (VU). AIGHD works closely with a number of related organizations such as the Joep Lange Institute and the Amsterdam Health technology Institute, as well as with non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in global health such as PharmAccess Foundation and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.


  • Technical, Laboratory positions; Postdoc positions; Research, Development, Innovation
  • Natural Sciences; Health
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • Doctorate
  • AT Post-doc


Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)

Learn more about this employer


Paasheuvelweg 25, 1105 BP, Amsterdam

View on Google Maps