PhD Position in Diet, Faecal Microbiota and Chemotherapy in Patients with Colon Cancer

  •  PhD
  •  01-Sep-2024
  •   Netherlands
  • $$  Fully funded PhD position

Wageningen University & Research is offering a fully funded PhD Position in Diet, Faecal Microbiota and Chemotherapy in Patients with Colon Cancer. This 4-year project, GEM-CARE (Gut Ecology Management for Cancer treatment and Recovery Enhancement), involves observational and intervention studies on dietary fiber intake, chemotherapy side effects, and faecal microbiota dynamics.

Applicants from all nationalities are eligible. Candidates must hold an MSc degree in (bio)medical sciences, biology, bioinformatics, nutrition & health, or a related field, and must be proficient in Dutch and English (CEFR C2 level). Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team are essential.Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is a globally renowned institution specializing in life sciences, with a focus on agriculture, food, and the environment. With over 7,600 employees, 13,100 students from more than 100 countries, and a history dating back to 1876, WUR is a leader in its field, consistently ranking among the top universities in the world for its research and education

Wageningen Universiteit Information

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PhD Position in Diet, Faecal Microbiota and Chemotherapy in Patients with Colon Cancer Founded in 1918, Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Wageningen (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Gelderland. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Wageningen Universiteit (WU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Wageningen Universiteit (WU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Open to students from all nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for a PhD position in the domain of Diet, Faecal Microbiota, and Chemotherapy in Patients with Colon Cancer
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
    • Hold an MSc degree in (bio)medical sciences, biology, bioinformatics, nutrition & health, or a comparable academic degree
    • Proficiency in Dutch and English (CEFR C2 level)
    • Affinity with clinical research and willing to work in collaborating hospitals for patient recruitment
    • Experience with data analysis, particularly using R, and an interest in bioinformatics
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
    • Preferred: possession of a driver’s license.

Offered Benefits

Wageningen University & Research offers:

  • A fully funded PhD position
  • A gross salary ranging from €2,770 per month in the first year to €3,539 per month in the fourth year
  • Excellent employment terms including parental leave, flexible working hours, a fixed December bonus, and an excellent pension scheme
  • Access to sports facilities on campus for a small fee
  • A tailored course program to develop skills and competences
  • Support for international staff with visa application procedures and advice on housing, schooling, and job finding for partners

For more information about the position, contact Dieuwertje Kok at . For procedural inquiries, contact Rutger Voorrips at .

Application Process

To apply, visit the vacancy page on the Wageningen University & Research website and use the apply button to submit your application. The deadline for applications is September 2, 2024. Early applications are encouraged as interviews will begin as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

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