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University of Groningen

August 2017

Subject: Postdoc Statistical System Biology (deadline 11 September)
From: Wit, Ernst
To: CostNet
Date: August 15, 2017 12:21

Dear Colleague,

If you have or know of any finishing PhD student interested in a postdoc in statistical systems biology, could you please make them aware of the following possibility:

The deadline for applications is 11 September 2017. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Best, Ernst

Job description

Project description: Short-chain fatty-acids (SCFA) are produced from dietary fibres by intestinal microbiota. Overall, their metabolic actions protect against obesity. Yet, the fate of SCFA and their impact on human fat metabolism are complex and dynamic, with multiple feedback and feedforward regulatory loops. To optimally apply prebiotic (fibre) and probiotic (microbial) supplements, a better understanding of their mode of action is required. Our aim is to construct, infer, and analyse a dynamic, multiscale computational model predicting how dietary fibres and SCFA affect the balance between fat oxidation and storage in humans. The postdoc will develop the model in close collaboration with experimental researchers in the Bakker team. In collaboration with the Wit team he/she will apply innovative model and parameter estimation techniques and analyse the robustness of the SCFA network. What do we need

We are searching for an excellent, highly motivated candidate with strong skills in the mathematical aspects of the project and an affinity for the biological aspects. He/she should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, physics, engineering, etc.). Candidates are expected to communicate efficiently in an interdisciplinary team of academic and private partners, consisting of biochemists, biologists, and computational experts. What do we offer

The salary will be a maximum of € 4.890,- gross per month (scale 11), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer 8% holiday pay, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and a development budget.The terms of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).

Additional information: For more information, please contact:
Prof. Barbara Bakker, e-mail:, phone: + 31 50 361 1542
Prof. Ernst Wit, e-mail:, phone: +31 50 363 5170
(please do not use e-mail adresses for applications)

Applying for the job Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and two contacts for reference. You can apply until September 11, 2017. Immediately after sending the digital application form you will receive an email-confirmation with further information. details

University of Groningen

January 2017

Assistant professor vacancy FOR WOMEN ONLY (but depending on experience, associate or full professor may also be available) at the University of Groningen. The position can be in Mathematics and/or Computer Science. I would recommend statistical networkers to apply for the Mathematics job, but obviously decide given your background. Details on

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