Phd And Postdoc Position In Immune Response To Flavivirus Infection (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
June 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2,541 to €3,247
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PhD and Postdoc position in Immune Response to Flavivirus infection (1.0


Job description

In this PhD or postdoc position you will join an ERC Starting Grant: FLAVIR. In this project you will use the state-of-the-art in structural proteomics to study the immune response to flavivirus infection. Flaviviruses are an enormous burden on global public health and have been spreading into new territories. Vaccines and treatments against currently circulating flaviviruses have limited efficacy and new species are emerging in animal and human populations. Using mass spectrometry and electron microscopy you will monitor the antibody response directed against dengue virus, zika virus, and related pathogens. You will work as a team to apply new protein design and engineering methods for antigen presentation that will be used to study the immune response and inspire new vaccine designs.


Do you bring enthusiasm, teamwork and are you excited to operate in an international collaborative environment? This position might fit you well!

  • A background (MSc or PhD) in any of the following fields: virology, immunology, structural biology, biochemistry, mass spectrometry.
  • We highly value expertise in glycoprotein expression and purification (mammalian systems).
  • Prior experience with mass spec or electron microscopy is a plus, but not required.
  • Offer

  • PhD position for 4 years or a Postdoc position 1 year with possible extension to 3 years.
  • A full-time gross salary as PhD ranging from €2,541 to €3,247 in scale P or as Postdoc ranging from €2,960 to €4,670 in scale 10;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • A pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, professional development, (partly paid) parental leave, sports and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.

    About the organization

    Sharing science, shaping tomorrow. A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. You can watch the Utrecht University Campus Tour to get an impression of our university.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, please contact Joost Snijder (Assistant Professor) at [email protected] you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to [email protected].

    Are you an international applicant? Our International Service Desk can answer your questions about living in the Netherlands as international staff.

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

  • your letter of motivation; please include the names and contact information for 2 references at the end of this letter.
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • If this specific opportunity isn't for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them.Some connections are fundamental – Be one of them

    The application deadline is 19/06/2023

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