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Assistant/Associate Professor at the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research

Universiteit Utrecht
Utrecht (Stad), Randstad (NL)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 7, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
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The Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research  at Utrecht University invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics (broadly defined).

Your job

As an Assistant/Associate Professor at the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research, you can contribute to cutting-edge research and mentor future scientists. The Bijvoet Centre focuses on investigating the structure and function of biomolecules at the molecular scale. In this position, you will use modern experimental approaches to study protein and/or ribonucleoprotein function, including (but not limited to) single-molecule, super-resolution imaging or spectroscopic approaches.

You will join the vibrant research environment of the Bijvoet Centre, where you will develop an internationally recognised research programme and successfully apply for external funding. Through teaching activities, which include the supervision of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD candidates, you will contribute to the education of the next generation of STEM workers.

Your qualities

For this position, we require you to have a PhD degree and postdoctoral experience with a track record of research accomplishments. Ideally, you also recognise yourself in having:

  • international experience;
  • the vision and perseverance to build an independent research line, funded through national, European and other international grant opportunities;
  • the ambition to actively participate in teaching at the BSc and MSc levels;
  • a collaborative mindset in research and teaching.

Our offer

We offer:

  • a position for 18 months. Following a positive evaluation after those 18 months, this will be converted into a permanent contract;
  • a work week of 32 to 40 hours with a gross monthly salary between €4,332 and €6,737 (salary scale 11-12 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU)) for assistant professor, and between €6,002 to €8,025 (scale 13-14 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU)) for associate professor;
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus; 
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.
  • access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure;
  • a fully funded position for a PhD candidate for four years.

In addition to the terms of employment  laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.

About us

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

At the Faculty of Science there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects.

The Bijvoet Centre at Utrecht University is home to interdisciplinary research teams that together investigate the molecular basis of life, employing molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology approaches, among others. Principle investigators at the Bijvoet Centre often form teams with diverse sets of expertise to tackle challenging questions about how biomolecules function in health and disease, making the Bijvoet Centre a collaborative and vibrant environment for research. More information?


More information

For more information on the position, please contact Dr. Christian Kaiser at

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

An in-person interview will be scheduled on 24 June, 2024. Please make sure that you are available on that date. The anticipated start date for the position is autumn of 2024.

Apply now

As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

As a step toward gender equality among the principal investigators at the Bijvoet Centre, we explicitly encourage female candidates to apply and will prioritise applications from female candidates.

If you are enthusiastic about this position, just apply via the "Apply now" button! Please enclose:

  • your letter of motivation;
  • your Curriculum Vitae;
  • a research statement summarising research accomplishments and future plans (max. 3 pages);
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (max. 1 page);
  • the names and contact details of three references - references should submit their letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Christian Kaiser  ( before the application deadline (30 April);
  • optional: a copy of your PhD certificate, or a letter from your university stating when your defence will take place.

To receive full consideration, your application including letters of recommendation must be received by April 30, 2024.

If this specific opportunity isn’t for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward this vacancy to them.

The application deadline is 30 April 2024.

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