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Within RaDAR Project there is a position to study transmission of antimicrobial resistance elements between populations.

Within the WP2 package of the RaDAR Project (Risk and Disease burden of Antimicrobial Resistance), there is a position for a PhD student to study transmission of antimicrobial resistance elements between populations, assess infection risk and set the stage for designing intervention measures and assessing them in silico. This modeling study will first use a massive sample library available within the consortium and counting 30,000 samples from human and animal populations and the environment. The focal point will be Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL’s), because of relevance and genetic data availability, but the methods developed should be more widely applied. The applicant is expected to write scientific papers on the results of the project and give presentations at national and international meetings.

The Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care is part of the University Medical Center Utrecht. It carries out scientific research, provides education, and offers expertise and facilities in the area of clinical health sciences. Within the Julius Center the division of infectious diseases is a growing research group with a strong focus on the application of mathematical modelling as a research tool for epidemiology and public health. The PhD candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team that has long-standing experience in collaboration on the interface between mathematical modeling, statistics, epidemiology and public health.

The PhD candidate should have successfully completed a Masters degree in theoretical biology, health sciences, mathematics, biostatistics or a similar discipline. Experience with mathematical modelling and advanced statistical techniques is an advantage. The candidate should have a broad interest in the application of mathematical methods to epidemiological and public health questions. He/she should be able to communicate well with researchers from other disciplines and should be eager to learn to solve problems on the interface of theoretical epidemiology and public health. The candidate should have a strong English proficiency (both oral and written).

The maximum salary for this position (100%) is € 2.919,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (work week 36 hours). This job is based on a temporary position for 4 years.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses, career opportunities and personal budget. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).

PhD position
University Medical Center Utrecht
the Netherlands
Closing date
July 1st, 2018
Posted on
June 12th, 2018 08:46
Last updated
June 12th, 2018 08:46