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Senior Postdoctoral researcher

  • Closing date 30-07-2022
  • 18.04.22.TDA
  • 36 hours
  • PhD
  • Research & Education

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  • Closing date 30-07-2022
  • 18.04.22.TDA

Job description

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in our laboratory, starting Autum 2022, 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 at Erasmus MC employs more than 200 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 Department of 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 HerpesabNL, led by Dr. Georges M. Verjans.

Qualifications and skills

  • You must have a PhD degree in Immunology.
  • You are a highly-motivated scientist 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.
  • You are able to work well both independently and within a team, at national and international levels.
  • You have an excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

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 € 5.483,- (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).

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Georges M. Verjans, Head of the HerpeslabNL at the Department  Viroscience, phone number: +31 (0)10 704 40 04 or 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.

Application proces

Step 1 - Apply

Did we get you excited about this position? Submit your application through the application button. You will receive a confirmation of receipt from our recruiter right away.

Step 2 - Selection

Based on your application, we check to see if there is a fit between us. We will let you know as soon as possible whether you are invited for an interview.

Step 3 - Interview

You have been invited for an interview, great! In this first meeting we get to know each other and see if You can form an idea of the position, the department and Erasmus MC. If the interview goes well usually a second interview follows.

Step 4 - Offer and terms

It’s a match! Your future manager will discuss your salary and employment with you. You will also receive more information about our other terms of employment.

Step 5 - Getting started

Your first working day has come! We are more than happy to have you. Your new department will give you a warm welcome and provide you with all the information you need. Enjoy your job at Erasmus MC!

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Jerry Chandansingh

Jerry Chandansingh
Erasmus MC

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