Are you equally passionate about research and teaching? Then this is a unique opportunity.

Microbiome research is becoming increasingly important in our institute. We study the host-microbiome interaction in different types of biological systems (plants, humans, nematodes). The use of big data is an important aspect of this work. This means that we work with metagenomics, metabolomics and other types of omics data, and integrate these to understand our biological systems. This requires high-level understanding of tools for metagenome analysis, data analysis and systems biology modeling.

You will be embedded the Biosystems Data Analysis group which is part of the Cell & Systems Biology cluster of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam. This group is specialized in the analysis of these types of data and works on this together with biological groups within SILS, the AUMC and ACTA.

We aim to recruit someone who is willing to devote 50% of their time to teaching and 50% to research. You will be teaching subjects related to your research line, but you are also expected to contribute to teaching on a broader range of subjects in the Biology and Biomedical Sciences programs (BSc and MSc level). In time, you should also be able to take on smaller or larger management roles in education.

We look forward to welcoming a new colleague with original ideas and a healthy research ambition that will setup a new research line on functional microbial genomics of host-microbe interactions, with special emphasis on the analysis of microbiome functionality from metagenomics data in different host-microbiome systems.

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