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Vacature PhD Positions at SANQUIN, Amsterdam

The AMC is more than just a hospital. It is a world in which patient care, research and education are integrated, and in which people are always central. It is an academic world full of possibilities for talented individuals that are looking for a place where they can excel. Thinking big, daring to dream, cooperating internationally. And never letting yourself be put off by ‘It's not possible' or 'It won't work anyway'. That is the AMC mentality.

AMC Medical Research supports financiers, project leaders and coworkers on clear, effective and Legal execution of medical research within the Academic Medical Center (AMC) third parties financed. It contains advising and guidance on project preparations, project services and staffing management.

The Phagocyte and Complement groups at the Department of Blood Cell Research (headed by Dr T.K. van den Berg) and Immunopathology (headed by Prof dr M. van Ham) have a longstanding collaboration with the Dept of Pediatric Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease at the AMC (headed by Prof dr T.W. Kuijpers). This collaboration made it possible to invite candidates to apply for two PhD positions.



Job Description

The studies are directed at both fundamental and translational medicine in the field of infectious disease and immunology, using novel biomarkers to discriminate bacterial from viral and (noninfectious) inflammation in febrile children. The focus will be on host-pathogen interactions and their pattern of cell-derived signatures in the blood that we can use to construct easy-to-perform tests for clinical application. The studies will be performed within the Phagocyte and the Complement groups at Sanquin, being led by Prof. dr. T.W. Kuijpers and Diane Wouters, respectively. The research project PERFORM (EU-funded Horizon 2020: Personalized Risk assessment in Febrile illness to Optimize Real-life Management across the European Union) has two open positions and will be using various approaches and techniques, including ELISA, mass spectrometry (plasma and cellular parameters), as well as cellular bio-assays. The project is part of a large consortial activity.



Job Requirements

Highly motivated and talented candidates are invited to apply. The candidates should have proven affinity with experimental research and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. You should have a Master degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology or Medicine, preferably with evidence of your focus on cell biology or immunology and a keen interest in immunology.



Salary and Benefits

Working at AMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment in which developing one`s talents and skills is encouraged. We offer a full-time position for the PhD students for four years, being stationed at Sanquin. You will be officially employed at AMC Medical Research B.V. in Amsterdam with a range of added fringe benefits, such as an annual bonus of 8.3%, holiday allowance, collective discounted rates for a number of insurances. The gross full-time monthly salary for the PhD position starts at € 2.244,- (scale 21.0). The successful candidates will begin their projects on 1st of November 2016.

If you wish to apply for this position, submit a motivation letter, a complete CV, and the names and contact details of two referees. Applications must be submitted before 22nd of September 2016. Applications sent directly to the contact person or otherwise will not be processed.

For more information, please contact Grace Luinge (g.luinge@amc.uva.nl).

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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