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New PhD and PostDoc vacancies in cutting-edge research and AI

January 29, 2024

Are you passionate about making a significant impact in the fields of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance and being at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries?  The DRAIGON Collaborative Initiative is pleased to announce exciting positions for postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and technicians to join our dynamic consortium project.

DRAIGON consortium is currently offering exciting job opportunities in collaboration with renowned research groups, highlighting a commitment to advancing impactful research.

Project overview

The continuing rapid increase in infections caused by multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens is leading to a global health crisis. This collaborative research initiative involving nine European and non-European partners, will address the rise of AMR by combining conventional microbiology techniques and molecular strategies to identify MDR pathogens and predict their antibiotic susceptibility profiles. DRAIGON seeks to develop an innovative in vitro diagnostic (IVD) device that integrates whole genome sequencing (WGS) and artificial intelligence (AI). This cutting-edge device will assist in the rapid management of bloodstream and periprosthetic joint infections.

The comprehensive research conducted under DRAIGON requires a synergistic collaboration between partners with expertise in clinical microbiology, medicine, state-of-the-art technologies such as sequencing and AI, liquid handling automation engineering, health technology assessment, and regulatory affairs.

The outcome of this project will provide a diagnostic solution tailored for clinical use. This solution is designed to translate genomic sequencing results into practical clinical interventions, providing rapid and effective guidance for antimicrobial therapy. This will ultimately improve patient outcomes and make a significant impact on the global fight against the silent but pervasive AMR pandemic.

Available Positions:

  1. PhD student in the Field of Microbiological and Molecular Diagnostic of Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Hip and Knee at Orthopädisches Spital Speising (Austria). Deadline: February 15, 2024 >

  2. Postdoc in Pathogen Genomics and Antimicrobial Resistance at University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands). Deadline: February 4th, 2024 > Postdoc in Pathogen Genomics and Antimicrobial Resistance (

  3. PhD student in Pathogen Genomics and Antimicrobial Resistance at t University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands). Deadline: February 4th, 2024 > PhD student in Pathogen Genomics and Antimicrobial Resistance (


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101137383.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


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