Antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative microorganisms has become a major global health problem. Rapidly increasing resistance levels are thought to be driven by overconsumption of antibiotics in humans and animals but the relative contribution of each is unclear. In this project, we will study the contribution of antimicrobial usage in back yard poultry farms to carriage or infection with antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in humans in Vietnam where resistance levels are particularly high. The project will include tools from the fields of epidemiology, microbiology and molecular biology, anthropology and mathematical modeling.
The Academic Medical Center-Center for Poverty-related Communicable Diseases (AMC-CPCD) is working closely with the Department of Medical Microbiology of the AMC. This 4-year interdisciplinary research project is funded by ZonMw and WOTRO. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam and collaborating local hospitals and veterinary institutes in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht; and the Centre for Global Health and Inequality, Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences, University of Amsterdam.Requirements
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative candidate with a recent MSc degree in Medicine, Medical Biology, Veterinary Medicine or a related field in the life sciences, who has a keen interest in global health and infectious diseases. Experience in or a demonstrable affinity with laboratory experimentation is an advantage. The applicant is able to work in a team and to work independently in analyzing and interpreting data. Good communication skills and proficiency in English, and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment are essential. The candidate is willing, capable and motivated to work in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) for a period of 2 years during this project.Conditions of employment
An exciting and challenging project within an international academic setting of high standard. You will operate in a multidisciplinary team of medical and veterinary microbiologists, veterinary doctors, anthropologists, and epidemiologists. As a student in the AMC Graduate School you will also have access to further training and development.
This fulltime position (40 hrs/week) is temporary for an initial period of 1 year to be extended to a total of 4 years (duration of a PhD project). Payment is commensurate with standard salary of PhD students in the Netherlands. Contract type
This fulltime position (40 hrs/week) is temporary for an initial period of 1 year to be extended to a total of 4 years (duration of a PhD project).Funding information
Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries
Contacts and how to apply
For further information please contact Dr. C. Schultsz, AMC-CPCD, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +31 (0)20 5662116/5667800.
Please send your application (in English) to Dr. C. Schultsz (preferably by e-mail, see above), including a short description of your motivation and research interests, curriculum vitae, list of courses and grades and contact information for references.
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply for this position online, visit the online application page on the Academic Transfer website at http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/AMC/vacancy/7185/apply/Application deadline:
30 November 2010