Open positions

PhD vacancy

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to study infant gut microbiota and its interaction with the host immune system. Apply here before 1 June 2024.

Bachelors and Masters Research Projects

Students who are interested in participating in Host-Microbiome Interaction research  should have completed courses in microbiology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences, biotechnology and/or practical courses in related fields. For representative research lines look at our Research page

PhD Thesis

PhD projects address molecular mechanisms of microbiome and their host, including the approaches in molecular microbiology, biotechnology, biological engineering, analytical chemistry, or genetics.  A successful applicant will have, or expect to obtain:

PhD positions are posted online on

Postdoctoral Researchers

Inquiries should be sent to Dr. J. Zhang at j.zhang6 at uva dot nl with the following:

• CV

• Scientific interests and how your previous experiences have synergy with research of our lab

• Plans for obtaining postdoctoral fellowship funding

• Long-​term career goals

• Contacts of at least two references 

How to find us


University of Amsterdam

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences

Science park 904

1098 XH Amsterdam

The Netherlands