Postdoc position in molecular epidemiology and personalised nutrition


Offered by:

Maastricht University

Research / Academic


We invite applications for a 3-year postdoc position within the EU Horizon2020 Innovation Action ‘PREVENTOMICS: Empowering consumers to PREVENT diet-related diseases through OMICS sciences’. PREVENTOMICS builds a new paradigm in preventive personalised nutrition based on the potential of omics, especially metabolomics, accessible for everyone. The novelty relies on a new integration of genetic, nutritional and psychological factors and the application of state of the art metabolomics technologies and computational modelling of the metabolome, translating this information into personalized dietetic advice for the user, levering on ICT technologies.

The successful candidate is expected to select relevant biomarkers for health outcomes, initiate and maintain contact with participating cohort studies and biobanks, analyse complex data, generate prediction models that include (omics) biomarkers and other predictors, and write scientific publications. There are also possibilities to teach or gain teaching experience in the bachelor and master programmes at Maastricht University (e.g. Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology, Systems Biology).


Our ideal candidate:

  • has a PhD degree in molecular epidemiology, nutrition, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field;

  • is fluent in R and/or MATLAB;

  • has experience with omics data analysis;

  • works in a highly independent and self-motivated manner;

  • has a personality characterized by collaboration, vision, and ambition;

  • is fluent in the English language.

Salary Benefits:

We offer you a stimulating scientific environment with excellent facilities for professional and personal development. The salary is competitive, and will be set in scale 10 or 11, depending on qualifications and work experience of the collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities (expected minimum € 2640,- and maximum € 4.852) for a full-time job (38 hours/week). In addition there is an 8% holiday and 8.3% year-end allowance. Furthermore, we offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, parental leave packages, attractive retirement benefits, and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website > Support > UM employees. 

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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