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Research vacancies - General information

The Department of Genetics at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, offers an ambitious, dynamic and international environment, with state-of-the-art facilities. There are more than 50 international researchers and PhD students on the staff, representing some 30 nationalities (see map).

The research section is located in the European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) along with other departments that share an interest in applying systems biology approaches to studying the genetic factors involved in human diseases and aging, in human cells and in model organisms. The Department of Genetics c ollaborates widely with other groups in Groningen, and at a national and international level. Candidates should be fluent in English.

Students seeking places for internships in Genetics should look here.

Salary will depend on your level of education and experience and is based on a full-time working week of 38 hours. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Dutch University Medical Centres ( CAO UMC ).

  • For all vacancies in the UMCG see here. Open applications to our department are welcome from excellent candidates.
  • See a presentation about the department here
  • Read comments from a Polish postdoc about working in the Dept of Genetics
  • See what a supervisor (Prof. Irene van Langen, clinical geneticist) and a specialist-in-training (AIOS, Dr. Paul van der Zwaag) had to say about their work together here (in Dutch)
  • For more information on our work, visit our Department of Genetics website, the Systems Genetics website and websites of the Genomic Coordination Center and MOLGENIS team.

How to apply Your application should include: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Contact information of two references, Academic transcripts (for a PhD post).
We require: an MSc degree in biology, medical biology, bioinformatics, or a comparable discipline. Candidates should have some experience in genetics, systems biology and/or bioinformatics and:

Affinity with molecular biology methodologies
Enthusiasm, highly motivated
Excellent communication stills, team player
Excellent computer and software skills
Fluency in English

Please send your application to Prof. Cisca Wijmenga of Complex genetics research group. See also Systems Genetics and the website of the Molgenis team

Vacancy ‘Scientific programmer’

Posted 12 December 2018

The research group of prof. dr. Lude Franke ( is currently looking for a full-time scientific programmer. For more information see the full job advertistement:

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