Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam VU, The Netherlands

Assistant Professor Position in Neurogenomics, Cellular Neuroscience at The department of Functional Genomics at Vrije, Netherlands Apr 2022

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Assistant Professor Position in Neurogenomics, Cellular Neuroscience who completed PhD in molecular/cellular neurobiology, biophysics or related field is available at the department of Functional Genomics at Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant professor
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: September 1st, 2022
Contract Period: 5 Years
Salary: €3,807

Workplace:
Department of Functional Genomics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands

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Qualification Details

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

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

Functional Genomics and CNCR are seeking to promote diversity among our team leaders.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Are you a talented neuroscientist, with the ambition to apply your expertise in neuroscience and genetic brain disorders? At VU, you get the opportunity to develop an independent and innovative research program using (human) cell models. Our goal is to explore new directions in brain research and help develop new cell models for brain disease. You work at the department of Functional Genomics, at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (www.cncr.nl) of Vrije Universiteit and Amsterdam UMC. Your research program connects to and enhances existing research in the center.Do you have ample experience with state-of-the-art technology in the field? Do you have an excellent publication record, at least as a first, and potentially also as a last author? And do you have proven success in external grant acquisition? Then we would like to hear from you.Your research at VU complements the strong neuroscience community within the department and center, for which significant infrastructure and operating funds are available.

Your duties:

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

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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

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

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

About the Vrije University

The department of Functional Genomics, at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (www.cncr.nl), is part of Vrije Universiteit and 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. You have dedicated support of lab technicians available and free access to all equipment within the center. The department supports your research by offering a PhD-student or post-doc dedicated to work with you, to help integration in the host institute’s research.

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

The Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.

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Contact details

Name: prof.dr. Matthijs Verhage

Position: Head of the department of Functional Genomics

E-mail: [email protected] 

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