Utrecht University is pleased to invite applications for a Chair in Bacterial Infection Biology. The Chair will be appointed at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and its Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology to drive research and education as well as further strengthen and develop collaboration in this area.
The successful appointee will provide leadership to the Bacterial Infection Biology group and will be responsible for the overall quality of work as well as the associated (fundamental) research and teaching programmes. With an international reputation for excellence in innovative science in the field of (veterinary) bacterial infection biology, s/he will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing innovation of the educational curriculum.
The Bacterial Infection Biology group investigates the molecular interplay between bacteria and host mucosal tissue with the ultimate goal to develop novel therapy and prevention tools. The primary research aim is to unravel the mechanisms as to the how friendly (commensal) and harmful (pathogenic) bacteria can benefit from, adjust, or breach the host mucosal barrier.
The primary responsibilities and tasks of the Chair Bacterial Infection Biology include research, education and management. You will:
The post-holder will be expected to: