Your challenge

You will work on an exciting project to discover novel immune mechanisms helping to control mycobacterial infection with implications leading to new therapies for tuberculosis. You will apply CRISPR technology as well as genome and transcriptome analyses to dissect mechanisms of interaction between human macrophages and mycobacteria.

The project will be performed at the modern facilities of the O|2 Lab Building in collaboration with the group of Prof Wilbert Bitter (e.g. Ates et al, Nature Microbiology 2018) and in close contact with the group of Prof Nejentsev based at the University of Cambridge.

Your profile

We are looking for an ambitious researcher with:

  • a PhD in biomedical sciences;
  • a good publication record and;
  • an extensive experience in cell culture, immunology and molecular biology techniques, including gene cloning, western blotting and FACS.

Experience of working in the Biological Safety Level 3 environment is desirable, but not necessary, as training will be provided.

Your work environment

A postdoctoral position of molecular / cell biologist is available in the research group of Prof Sergey Nejentsev investigating genetic and functional mechanisms of susceptibility to infection (e.g. Angulo I. et al, Science 2013; Cuchet-Lourenco D. et al, Science 2018; Curtis J. et al, Nature Genetics 2015; Eletto D. et al, Nature Communications 2016). The group is based at the department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology (MCBI) at Amsterdam UMC, location VU University Medical Center. The MCBI department consists of several research groups that study cellular and molecular interactions in health and disease at a high, internationally competitive level.

We offer

Salary Scale 10: 2750 tot 4361 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

In addition we offer:
– Additional benefits include an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday pay.
– Your pension premium will be paid by us for 2/3.
– We reimburse 75% of your OV travel costs (commuting costs).

The position is available for 1 year in the first instance with the possibility of extension for up to 4 years.

For more information about our employment conditions, please visit our website.
For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (a declaration of good behaviour).

Additional information

Please send your CV, contact information of three referees and a covering letter describing your experience and your interest in this position.


Don’t hesitate to call us!
If you’re interested about this position, you can contact prof. dr. Sergey Nejentsev, via telephone number +31 (0)20-444 8080.
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter at +31 (0)20 444 5635.

You can apply till 4 July 2019 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.