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Lecturer Physics Practicals for Biomedical Engineering (BME) – University of Groningen, Netherlands, 2022

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We are seeking a Lecturer in (bio-)physics who can strengthen our Bachelor degree programme in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at University of Groningen, Netherlands 2022

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General Info

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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
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Salary: 3,821 to 5,230 Euro/Month

Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE)

University of Groningen (RUG), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • have a PhD degree in the area of medical engineering, biophysics, or a related field
  • have experience in physics experiments for undergraduate students
  • have excellent laboratory or computer skills
  • in possession of a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO). If do not have a UTQ/BKO, you will start as Teacher/Docent 4 and have to start with the UTQ/BKO within a year
  • have good command of spoken and written English (Note: the Faculty of Science and Engineering education programmes are given in English)
  • have a willingness to learn the Dutch Language (if you are not a Dutch speaker)
  • are a team player with good communication skills
  • are able to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

This is an interdisciplinary programme that offers students a science-based training in engineering, with an emphasis on technology for biomedical applications. The programme is centred around biomedical engineering courses and practicals, mixed with disciplinary topics like mathematics, physics, materials science and biology, that form a solid engineering foundation.

The tasks of the lecturer will include:

  • coordination of physics laboratories and laboratory classes in the BME programme
  • management and maintenance of the lab facilities, including preparation/purchasing of equipment
  • Rrecruitment, selection and management of teaching assistants
  • supervision of the daily operation of the labs, including students and teaching assistants in the labs
  • innovating new and existing practicals for relevance to BME, and to incorporate on-site and on-line components
  • introducing and implementing numerical / computational assignments in BME practicals
  • developing, implementing and conducting lecture demonstrations (in collaboration with other BME course lecturers)
  • working with the multi-disciplinary X-Lab-PAM team to support practical education across Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
  • other teaching duties as assigned.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

  • a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
  • a curriculum vitae, including a description of your teaching experience.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers education and research in a wide range of science disciplines, from traditional disciplines such as physics and biology to interdisciplinary disciplines such as biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, and industrial engineering and management. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

This position will be embedded in FSE’s School of Science and Engineering, which offers 14 Bachelor degree programmes and 26 Master degree programmes to approximately 71000 students. In particular, you will become part of the so-called X-Lab-PAM team that takes care of physics, astronomy and mathematics laboratory and practical classes in the Faculty’s programmes.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Interviews will be held from 5 to 8 July 2022.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • a salary with a minimum of € 3,821 up to a maximum of € 5,230 gross per month (salary scale 11, starting salary depends on qualifications and experience) for a full-time position. UFO profile Teacher/Docent 3
  • a holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3% of your yearly salary
  • a minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment
  • training opportunities to further develop your didactic capabilities
  • an appointment for one year that will be extended indefinitely based on a positive performance review and starting the UTQ/BKO.

Consider our website for more information about the conditions of employment at the University of Groningen:

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Contact details

  • Dr Jake Noel-Storr, X-Lab-PAM Team Leader, [email protected]
  • Dr Gerco Onderwater, Director School of Science and Engineering (for general information), +31 50 3633557.

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