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Postdoc on the development, validation and application of serological assays to understand epidemiology and spread of viruses in the human and animal populations

  • Closing date 14-04-2023
  • 09.12.23.TDA
  • 36 hours
  • Research university
  • Research & Education

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  • Closing date 14-04-2023
  • 09.12.23.TDA

Job description

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the development, validation and application of serological assays to understand epidemiology and spread of viruses in the human and animal populations. The focus will be on mosquito borne viruses, such as West Nile virus and Sindbis virus, and their detection and spread in humans and wild birds.

You will be working on national and international disease X and mosquito borne disease projects, such as the VEO project and ID-alert project . As a member of the Public Health Virology group you will also be part of the WHO collaborating center for Arbovirus and Haemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research

Work environment

The Department of Viroscience is a large department which employs over 150 staff of different disciplines and runs an extensive research program on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of infections by human and animal viruses. All necessary equipment to carry out the research proposed in the projects is available within the setting of the department. The Department of Viroscience harbours well-equipped clinical and experimental virology labs, in which all the virology, molecular biology, pathology and immunology techniques necessary for these projects are operational.

You will be appointed to the Public Health Virology group of Prof. Marion Koopmans and Dr. Reina Sikkema.

Qualifications and skills

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in Virology, and a strong interest in Public Health. We require:

  • A PhD from an accredited academic program in Biology, Biomedical or Molecular Sciences, Immunology, or (veterinary) Medicine, Health Sciences, and/or International Public Health.
  •  Ability to perform independent research, particularly in developing and validating novel serological and immunological assays.
  • Good social and communication skills; excellent scientific writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong team player, organisational experience and skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Dedication and enthusiasm for innovative research, combined with scientific curiosity.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.

Terms of employment

  • The position is a 2-year fixed term contract, starting as soon as possible.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 5.088,- (scale 10), depending on your level of education and experience.
  • Excellent secondary conditions, such as a 13th month (extra salary) already paid in November and a personal budget for travel expenses.
  • Pension insurance with ABP. We cover around 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as a physiotherapist and a company bicycle mechanic. And there is also a health club where you can work on your fitness after working hours.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Bas Oudemunnink:  phone number: +31 (0)10 703 59 64  or

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 - Job 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 of employment

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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