Belgium: Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Microbiology

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The Department of Medical Microbiology at the University
of Antwerp is looking for a doctoral researcher to participate in a
project financed by the European Commission as part of the 6th
Framework Programme, ‘Mastering Hospital Antimicrobial Resistance And
Its Spread Into The Community’ (MOSAR) (2007 ? 2011). The overall
objective of MOSAR is to investigate the dynamics of transmission of
the major and emerging multi-antimicrobial-resistant bacterial
pathogens (AMRB), and to test strategies to combat their emergence and
spread in hospitals, and into the community.

Within MOSAR, the doctoral researcher will work on development,
optimisation and evaluation of rapid and high-throughput molecular
methods (in collaboration with several small and medium enterprises)
for detection of AMRB. Successful techniques will later be validated in
several European hospitals.

The appointment will be for 6 months initially starting 1/10/2008,
to be extended upto 3-4 years upon excellent performance, with the aim
of obtaining a PhD degree
at the University of Antwerp. Salary scales will be according to
University regulations (DeHousse mandate). Place of work is Campus Drie
Eiken, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.

Candidate should hold a diploma or masters degree in biomedical
sciences or a related subject with a strong interest in bacterial
genetics and in laboratory work. Good knowledge of English is required.

Candidates should mail or e-mail their curriculum vitae, two letters
of recommendation and a one page letter in which they explain their
interest in the position and in the field of research to: Prof. Dr.
Herman Goossens, herman.goossens[ at ]

Mailing address:
Prof. dr. H. Goossens
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen
Dienst Klinische Biologie
Wilrijkstraat 10 , 2650 Edegem

Closing date for all applications is 15/09/2008


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