Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology

The Department of Biology, Utrecht University is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology.

His/her research will connect to and complement the current expertise in the division of Developmental Biology and the Biology department. The department in particular seeks candidates with strong expertise in developmental processes that relates to stem cell development, tissue growth, morphogenesis, differentiation, and genomics. They welcome candidates working with model organisms, disease (cancer) models, stem cells, organoids, or 3D cultures.


For the position of Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology they offer:

  • a full-time gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranging between €4,332 and €5,929 per month;
  • the opportunity and guidance to develop oneself both professionally and personally;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

Job Requirements

Applicants for Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology are to have an above-average degree (Master or Diploma), preferably in the following fields:

  • a PhD in Developmental Biology or a related field;
  • experience in publishing impactful science;
  • experience in acquiring external funding;
  • demonstrable affinity for teaching. Experience with innovation in education is appreciated;
  • expertise with high-end microscopy is recommended;
  • excellent proficiency in English and willingness to learn Dutch if applicable;
  • a positive mindset: enthusiastic, highly motivated, and a team player who thinks critically and creatively and is organized and efficient;
  • the capacity to develop leadership skills.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to apply online with the following application documents;

  • cover letter of motivation;
  • curriculum vitae, including a publication list;
  • a concise research plan (2-3 pages);
  • a teaching statement (1 page);
  • the names and email addresses of three references.
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To apply for the Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology, click here.

Deadline: September 15, 2023.

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