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Senior Postdoc to study virus-specific T-cells in human tissues

  • Research & Education
  • 36 hours
  • Viroscience

  • Closing date 09-02-2021
  • 53.09.20.TDA

Job description

A 4-year Senior Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in our laboratory, starting early 2020, to study the role of virus-specific tissue-resident T-cells (Trm) involved in the control vs. pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections in humans. The project will involve detailed analysis of the phenotype, antigen specificity and spatial orientation of HSV-1 reactive CD4 and CD8 Trm cells in trigeminal ganglia (immune control) and corneas (immunepathogenesis) of latently HSV-1-infected individuals.

Work environment

The Department of Viroscience employs more than 225 employees of different disciplines and runs an extensive experimental research program on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of infections by human and animal viruses. The Dept Viroscience harbors well-equipped clinical and experimental virology labs, in which all the virology, molecular biology, pathology and immunology techniques necessary for this project are operational. You will be appointed to the HerpesLab, led by Dr. Georges M. Verjans.

Qualifications and skills

  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in Immunology and be highly-motivated with strong quantitative research, organization and communication skills.
  • A strong track record of research accomplishments in T-cell Immunology, Molecular Biology and potentially scRNAseq is requested.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both oral and written is required.
  • The right applicant is able to work well both independently and within a team, at national and international levels.

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Terms of employment

The position is a unique 4-year fixed term contract, starting as soon as possible.The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 5.383,- (scale 11), depending on your level of education and relevant experience and based on a full-time working week of 36 hours. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Georges M. Verjans, Head of the HerpesLab at the Department Viroscience, phone number: +31 (0)10 704 40 66 or e-mail: For queries regarding your application, please contact Jerry Chandansingh, Recruiter, by phone number: +31 (0)6 500 310 06.

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website.

No agencies please.

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