Faculty Position in Biophysics

Wageningen University



Tenure track position in biophysics of development

Published on
January 10, 2020

Location Wageningen

We are looking for

Are you the forward-thinking and enthusiastic scientist, teacher and team player, dedicated to research and teaching in the area where developmental biology and biophysics meet? Then we are looking for you.

The experimental zoology group (EZO) is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist with expertise in quantitative (theoretical and/or experimental) biophysical approaches in developmental biology. You will lead and develop cutting-edge research synergizing with the mission and current staff expertise at EZO.


We ask

Applicants need to have  post-doc experience, and proven experience in obtaining research funding, supervising PhD students and/or post-doctoral researchers, and fostering national and international collaborations. Didactic talent and skills should be in line with BSc and MSc teaching requirements. Candidates are expected to have a very good level of spoken and written English and an excellent publication record commensurate with career stage and experience.

We offer

Wageningen University & Research offers tenure track as a career trajectory for talented scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We aspire to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development. We offer a temporary 7-year contract with the possibility of extension and a permanent position. The salary will depend on expertise and experience. Gross salary for assistant professors is from €3,637 to €5,656 per month and for associate professors from €5,039 to €6,738 per month based on full time employment. Excellent performance and seniority can be rewarded with an appointment as associate professor. For more information about tenure track within Wageningen University & Research see https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-University-Research/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm

In addition, we offer an attractive benefits package:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • 8.3% fixed year allowance;
  • applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may also qualify for a special tax relief, in which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary working conditions;
  • flexible working hours and vacations in consultation with colleagues is possible so that an optimal balance between work and personal life is possible;
  • an excellent pension scheme via ABP;
  • 232 holiday hours, the ability to purchase or sell holiday hours, good supplementary leave arrangements, an individualized model to compose part of your working conditions, and a bicycle plan;
  • make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee.
There are ample opportunities to develop initiatives in a creative learning environment.


More information

For more information about this position, please send an email to johan.vanleeuwen@wur.nl.
For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Mrs. Martine Schröder (HRM advisor), martine.schroder@wur.nl.
General information about EZO can be found on https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Animal-Sciences/Experimental-Zoology-Group.htm
This vacancy is open until the 29th of February 2020. Please use the apply button to submit your application. The first job interviews will take place as soon as possible.

We are

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every single day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every single day, 5000 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. Could you be one of these people?

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

EZO is part of the Department of Animal Sciences. Our mission is to combine physics, engineering, molecular techniques and modelling in a quantitative systems analysis to solve fundamental problems in biology. We aim to use the resulting insights to provide solutions for practical problems with societal relevance. EZO has an excellent track-record in research, scientific impact, and teaching, primarily in the topics of biomechanics, developmental and evolutionary biology, and biomimetics.

The Department of Animal Sciences is involved in research and education related to the health and welfare of animals and people. The primary focus is on the functioning of animals, both from a curiosity-driven and an applied perspective.

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