PhD-position ‘Monitor, model and master the dynamics of yeast central metabolism’

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is one of the leading institutions for higher education in Europe and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed to societal welfare. It compromises ten faculties and has teaching facilities for 23,000 students.

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam –together with TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, and DSM- will start a project to study the regulation of central metabolism of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, an important workhorse in the industrial biotechnology. The project will take place in the Systems Bioinformatics group from the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines, and Systems (AIMMS). The group, led by profs Bas Teusink and Frank Bruggeman, currently has 13 Ph.D. students and 5 postdocs (

Post Type: PhD

Duration: 4 Years

Application Deadline: 1st February 2017

Finances: Funded


We are looking for a highly motivated, critical, and ambitious Ph.D. candidate with a background and experience in microbial physiology, biotechnology or biochemistry, with an experience in -or affinity with- both experimental and computational approaches. You are eager to work in a research consortium in a multidisciplinary and dynamic setting. You are flexible and willing to travel and work in different labs.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to write a letter, in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least two referees. Written applications should be sent before 1st of February 2017 by email to
Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header.

For more information, please visit the program website.