Associate Professor human intervention studies, nutrition, whole body and / or tissue-organ energy metabolism, integrative physiology.
Specifications - (explanation)
|Location||Maastricht, Universiteitssingel 50|
|Function types||Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers|
|Hours||38.0 hours per week|
|Salary||€ 4472 - € 5979|
|About employer||Maastricht University (UM)|
NUTRIM catalyzes translational research into metabolic and chronic inflammatory disorders (i.e. obesity/diabetes/metabolic syndrome, IBD/intestinal failure and COPD) that will contribute to innovative personalized lifestyle and medicine approaches with a focus on nutrition and metabolism. The major aim of research at the Department of Human Biology is to study effects the powerful interplay between nutrition or drugs and metabolic alterations, in particular with respect to energy, lipid and glucose metabolism. Organs / tissues of interest are white and brown adipose tissue, the muscle, the intestine, the liver, and the brain. Healthy human subjects and patients are studied at the whole-body, tissue/organ and molecular level. (Transgenic) animal/cell models and state of the art molecular biological tools are available for mechanistic studies and metabolic profiling. The research interests and expertise of the candidates should fit within this framework. A more detailed description of the research can be found at www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nutrim
Candidates should have a PhD and a demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team of multidisciplinary scientists. Candidates will be expected to write projects to obtain external research support and to publish in high impact scientific papers. A medical degree is an advantage, but is not a prerequisite. Teaching within the domains of biomedical and health sciences is expected.
Candidates must have a strong publication track-record, experience in project management, experience in scientific presentations, and proven ability to obtain external funding from various sources.
Conditions of employment
The terms of employment of MaastrichtUniversity are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/ , A-Z Terms of Employment.
For outstanding candidates a tenure track towards a full professorship is possible.
Contract type: Permanent
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 15,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.