As an assistant/associate professor in mucosal immunology you will contribute to the core tasks of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG): research, teaching, care and societal impact. You will do so in a team, both within your department and your research institute.
To strengthen our team we now have a position available for a highly talented mucosal immunologist with a PhD or MD/PhD degree who has successfully completed relevant post-doctoral training. Our ambition is to further understand the disturbed homeostasis between the mucosal immune-system and the gut microbial content to identify potential drug targets or leads for personalizing treatment. We expect the new team member to work on functional translation of findings from ongoing large scale multi-omics (e.g. microbiome, genomic, scRNAseq) analyses in the context of chronic intestinal diseases, by making use of state of the art research technologies. In the research center there is a strong focus on using available human materials (e.g. intestinal biopsies, intestinal organoids, iPSCs) in in vitro/ex vivo model systems like gut-on-a-chip technology, which should be complemented by human immunological approaches.
We are looking for a team player with an excellent track record in mucosal immunology at an internationally competitive level. The candidate should have an interest in collaboration with clinicians to work on clinically relevant research aimed at improving patient care. The successful candidate is expected to build or extend an independent research line, at an internationally competitive level and connecting immunologists with other specializations.