PhD Student in Microbial Ecology / Microbial Systems Ecology in the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

School:University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Level: PhD

Field(s): Microbial Ecology, Microbial Systems Ecology

Deadline: 22 September 2012

Funded by: European Union and the University of Amsterdam

Beneficiaries: Open to International Students

Benefits:

  • Two Vacancies ( Vacancy number W12-171 &Vacancy number W12-172)
  • Full-time gross monthly salary will range from 2,042 in the first year to 2,612 in the final year, according to the Dutch salary scales for PhD students.
  • The Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities is applicable.
  • The annual salary will be increased by 8 % holiday allowance and 8,3 % end-of-year bonus.

Description

  • The Faculty of Science occupies a leading position internationally in its fields of research and participates in a large number of cooperative programmes with universities, research institutes and businesses.
  • The faculty has a student body of around 3,000 and 1,500 members of staff, spread over eight research institutes and a number of faculty-wide support services. A considerable part of the research is made possible by external funding from Dutch and international organizations and the private sector.
  • The Faculty of Science offers thirteen Bachelor's degree programmes and eighteen Master’s degree programmes in the fields of the exact sciences, computer science and information studies, and life and earth sciences.
  • Since September 2010, the whole faculty has been housed in a brand new building at the Science Park in Amsterdam. The instalment of the faculty has made the Science Park one of the largest centres of academic research in the Netherlands.
  • The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) is one of the eight research institutes of the Faculty of Science.
  • IBED covers a wide range of subjects, in both fundamental and applied research.
  • Our scientific studies aim at a better understanding of the dynamics of ecosystems at all relevant levels, from genes to climate change, using a truly multidisciplinary approach.
  • The IBED-research group Aquatic Microbiology (AMB) is led by prof. dr. Jef Huisman and consists of four senior scientific staff, three lab technicians, and a varying number of externally funded PhD students and postdocs.
  • Due to grants from the European Union and the University of Amsterdam, IBED has a vacancy for two PhD-students

Eligibility

Requirements

  • Master in microbiology or microbial ecology;
  • Experience with the isolation and cultivation of bacteria;
  • Experience with genomic techniques;
  • Experience with bioinformatics
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary research teams.

Appointment

  • The positions will begin in fall 2012. The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of four years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis).
  • An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD student is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates.
  • The full-time gross monthly salary will range from 2,042 in the first year to 2,612 in the final year, according to the Dutch salary scales for PhD students.
  • The Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities is applicable. The annual salary will be increased by 8 % holiday allowance and 8,3 % end-of-year bonus.

Application method : By post

  • Applications should include a detailed CV including a list of publications, a motivation letter, and the names and contact addresses of two references from which information about the candidate can be obtained.
  • Applications should be sent before September 22, 2012 to:
  • University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science – dept. PZ attn: Drs. S.H.M. Jongerius PO Box 94216 1090 GE Amsterdam ,The Netherlands.
  • Please mark ‘strictly confidential’ and quote the vacancy number in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope. Applications can also be e-mailed to application-science@uva.nl. Please quote the vacancy number in the subject field. Interviews will be held in October.

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For Informal enquiries, please contact:

  • Email : E-mail g.muijzer@uva.nl (Prof. dr. Gerard Muijzer )


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