Assistant/Associate Professor in Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology

Utrecht University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology or a related field (1.0 FTE)

Job description

The Cellular Protein Chemistry (CPC) section is seeking applications for a permanent faculty member to strengthen and broaden its research focus. You are expected to start or bring an independent but complementary research line, funded mostly by external support.

Your group will complement the research lines in the groups of Ineke Braakman and Peter van der Sluijs, and Stefan Rüdiger. Teaching and administrative duties, fitting with your profile, will be part of the job.


We request you to have a PhD and at least two years of postdoctoral research experience with a strong track record. You will be encouraged to seek funding for new research projects through personal and collaborative, national, European and other international grant opportunities. You also have the ambition to actively participate in teaching activities at both the BSc and MSc level.


  • a full-time position for five years, which will become permanent upon positive evaluation;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging between €3,746 and €5,826 in scale 11/12 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor;
  • benefits including 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the CLA for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment yourself via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.

More information about working at the Faculty of Science can be found here.

About the organization

CPC is part of the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research and as such the research should be directed at the molecular level. The Bijvoet centre is part of the Faculty of Science and the Science for Life programme of Utrecht University. On campus you will find a University Medical Centre and several companies and research institutes.

Additional information

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Ineke Braakman at

Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to


If you are interested in this position, then simply respond via the “Apply now” button!
Please enclose:

  • your concise motivation letter;
  • your curriculum vitae including your research and teaching accomplishments;
  • your research plans (1 page max);
  • names of two colleagues who agreed to send their reference letters directly to

The selection of candidates and interviews will start three weeks after the publication of this advert. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

If this specific opportunity is not for you, but you know someone who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them.

Please note: Due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews is subject to change. Initial interviews will most likely be conducted online.

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