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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Education & Instruction
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      September 06,2021
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    Assistant Professor | (Tenure Track) in molecular/cellular neuroscience

    The role

    We are seeking talented neuroscientists with the ambition to apply their expertise in neuroscience and genetic brain disorders. Applicants should be ready to develop an independent and innovative research program using (human) cell models to explore new directions in brain research and to investigate how genetic variation contributes to brain disease. We are seeking candidates that have ample experience with state-of-the-art technology in the field, with an excellent publication record, at least as a first- and potentially also as a last author, and proven success in external grant acquisition. The successful candidate’s research program is expected to complement the strong neuroscience commmunity within the department and center, for which significant infrastructure and operating funds are available.

    Successful candidates are expected to:

    • develop an innovative, independent research program, connecting to and augmenting existing research in the center, and resulting in scientific publications in the best, peer-reviewed journals
    • support their research program with external funding
    • supervise graduate students
    • contribute to undergraduate teaching in neuroscience and/or genetics, at bachelor and master level.

    You are

    We are seeking an assistant professor with the following qualities and requirements:

    • You have completed a PhD in molecular/cellular neurobiology, biophysics or related field;
    • You have at least three years of postdoctoral research experience outside the institute where the PhD degree was obtained;
    • You have a strong publication record, at least with first author papers in the best peer-reviewed journals;
    • You have been able to acquire external research funding;
    • You have a proven ability for academic supervision and training of students;
    • You have a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO), or are willing to obtain such a qualification;
    • You master the English language at CEFR C1/C2 level.

    We offer

    We offer a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, initially for the duration of 5 years. Within an agreed period, tenure could be achieved if the faculty criteria for Assistant Professor are fulfilled. During the tenure, the performance will be evaluated in terms of publication record, and acquisition of personal grants or equivalent project funding and teaching. After a successful evaluation, permanent employment is granted.

    In addition we offer:

    • 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance.
    • Free and unlimited access to the training offer of our online learning environment GoodHabitz.
    • Your pension is accrued at The Dutch Pension Fund for government and education employees (ABP). Amsterdam UMC contributes 70% of this scheme.
    • We reimburse 75% of your public transport travel costs and also offer a bicycle arrangement.
    • For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag; VOG).

    About the project


    Your workspace

    You will be working at the department of Human Genetics at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research ( of the Amsterdam UMC. The CNCR is one of the leading neuroscience institutes in Europe, with internationally recognized research programs in synapse biology, human neuroscience and complex trait genetics. The main location for this position will be location VUmc. You will have dedicated support of lab technicians available and free access to all equipment within the center. The department will support your research by offering a PhD-student or post-doc dedicated to work with you to promote integration in the host institute’s research.

    Working at Amsterdam UMC means working in an inspiring and professional environment in which developing one`s talents and skills is encouraged. We offer you ample opportunity for development, deepening and broadening, additional training and a place to grow!

    The culture is open and collaboration generally low key. Moreover, we strive for equal opportunities for everyone. This means that there is room for everyone’s culture, origin, ideas and creativity.

    Application procedure

    The first round of interviews is scheduled for XX. We ask you to take this into account in the meantime. The second round of interviews is scheduled for XXX.

    Would you like to join us for a day first? That is always possible! Sign up for this at XX via XX.

    Do you have any questions? For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Matthijs Verhage , via telephone number: see 'further info'.
    For more information about the application procedure, you can contact Brend de Jong, corporate recruiter, via telephone number: 020 444 8704.

    When short-listed for the position, an in-person interview and presentation before the end of 2021 will be required. Target start date: Jan 1st, 2022.

    The following supporting documents are required (please submit as single pdf):

    • a cover letter;
    • curriculum vitae, incl. publicationlist with first/last author papers separated from collaborative work;
    • a short statement of research;
    • the names and contact information of three referees.

    If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact Prof.dr. Matthijs Verhage ( Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

    A reference check, screening and hiring test may be part of the procedure. Read hier whether this also applies to you. If you join us, we ask for a VOG (Certificate of Good Conduct).

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