Website University of Amsterdam

We are looking for an assistant professor to strengthen our team. You are an experimental biologist, with affinity for omics data analysis approaches, and will study how plants shape the rhizosphere microbiome and its functionality. This will be done in close interaction with biologists in the Plant Hormone Biology and data analysts in the Biosystems Data Analysis groups as well as with the Research Priority Area ‘Systems biology’ of SILS and IBED.

You are expected to:

  • develop a research line on the plant-microbiome interaction;
  • research questions could be, but are not limited to:
    • How do plants shape the root microbial community and its functionality?
    • What is the effect of stress on this recruitment strategy and the microbiome functionality?
    • How is root microbiome recruitment depending on host genetics and how was it shaped by evolution?
  • be active in your research line, resulting in scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • be active in grant writing;
  • teach in the BSc and MSc programs of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics & Systems Biology and supervise students.

To apply for this job please visit vacatures.uva.nl.