OrganoVIR Labs, based in Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location Academic Medical Center (AMC)), is an expert laboratory on virus culture and human 2D and 3D ‘organoid cultures’ for virology.
An ‘organoid’ is a miniature and simplified version of a human organ. An organoid contains the DNA of its donor, which means that it carries the personal characteristics of that donor (such as genetic make-up, age, gender, etc.). This makes them the ideal model to study viral infections in a human context. Within our labs, we use organoids to culture human picornaviruses, CMV, and recently SARS-CoV-2.
The OrganoVIR Labs coordinates two large EU-funded projects, namely OrganoVIR and GUTVIBRATIONS. OrganoVIR is a European Training Network, in which 15 PhD students are trained at different EU locations in a multidisciplinary consortium. The OrganoVIR team started in 2019 to lead innovation in the field of human organoids for virus research. More information about OrganoVIR can be found on www.organovir.com.
GUTVIBRATIONS is a multidisciplinary network that started in 2021. The GUTVIBRATIONS consortium consists of 7 European partners and 12 freshly hired enthusiastic researchers that will develop a next-generation gut-brain axis organ-on-chip technology for virology. In essence, GUTVIBRATIONS is an extension of the OrganoVIR project. More information about GUTVIBRATIONS can be found on www.gutvibrations.org
Our lab is looking for a hands-on Virus Culture Diagnostics and Research Analyst to join our team at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention (MMI) at Amsterdam UMC location AMC. Within this role, you will use your expertise to independently run a high-quality virus culture laboratory where diagnostics, test development, quality control, supervision of interns and students, and providing support for research will be a part of your daily tasks.
To be considered for this role, you must:
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