Postdoc position in bioinformatics: the gut microbiome in immunotherapy

Postdoc position in bioinformatics: the gut microbiome in immunotherapy

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20 Mar 7 Apr Groningen

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Job description

The current project focuses on the role of the gut microbiome in response to cancer immunotherapy in collaboration with the department of Medical Oncology in the UMCG. The applicant will be responsible of the analysis of longitudinally collected dietary, microbiome and metabolomic data in relation to treatment response. You will be part of a large team of PhD students and postdocs with a similar background at the UMCG. The postdoc position is funded through a grant from the Seerave foundation ( and you will also be working together with other researchers form centers in Paris, France and London, UK also funded by the Seerave foundation

The microbiome research group of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Department of Genetics (Prof C. Wijmenga) studies the role of the gut microbiome in both health and disease. The group has already generated and analyzed faecal whole metagenome sequence data from more then 12,500 individuals from the Netherlands. There is extensive experience in analysing multi-omics data integrating genome, microbiome, bulk and single cell RNAsequencing and other layers of data in relation to clinical outcomes.

You must have a proven track record in statistical analyzing large omics datasets and excellent skills in statistics, mathematics, and programming (Python, R ) and experience with working in a high performance computing / Linux environment.


University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG)


- You are enthusiastic, ambitious and a team player and aim to pursue a career in scientific research.
- A self-motivated individual with the drive to be competitive at the international level.
- PhD in bioinformatics, biology, life science, medical biology, or a comparable discipline. Experiences in systems biology and bioinformatics is preferable.
- Programming skills
- Experience with advanced statistics, biology or microbiology or biochemistry
- Capable of supervising PhD students and medical students undertaking researchprojects.
- Fluency in English (oral and written).

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

Conditions of employment

- We offer a temporary contract for 3 years, 1.0 fte.
- For postdoctoral researchers, depending on your knowledge and experience, your monthly gross salary will be a maximum of € 4.361,- (scale 10) based on a full-time basis (36.0 hours per week).
- In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and a personal development budget.
- The terms of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).
- Support to develop your academic carreer
- Preferred starting date: as soon as possible

Applying for a job
Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
You can apply until 7 April 2019.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

Applications should include:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information of at least two references

More information
For Additional Information you can contact:
Prof R.K. Weersma MD, PhD, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, UMCG Tel +31(0)50 361 0082 (secretary) or Prof G. Hospers Department of Medical Oncology UMCG
Tel +31(0)50 361 2821 (secretary)


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), located in the center of Groningen, is one of the Netherlands’ eight university medical centers. It has an ambitious, dynamic, and international environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The research section is located in the new European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) along with other departments that share an interest in applying systems biological approaches to the study of the genetic and microbiome factors involved in human disease and aging, in human cells and in model organisms. The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the department of Genetics have a strong collaboration and work widely with other groups at a national and international level.


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