Junior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Junior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

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11 Jul 5 Aug Amsterdam

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For our Biomedical Science bachelor’s programme (school of Health and Life Sciences) we are currently hiring a new colleague who is passionate about education and life sciences. Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Job description

As a junior lecturer, you will be involved in teaching and various teaching-related and organizational activities within the bachelor’s programme Biomedical Sciences.

Your duties
The junior lecturer will
  • be actively involved in teaching ‘Academic Skills’ in the first year of the bachelor’s program
  • be actively involved in teaching in all first year courses
  • act as a tutor for bachelor’s students in Biomedical Sciences
  • provide feedback and assess different products (e.g. reports, presentations)
  • design and develop new teaching activities (together with course coordinators and senior lecturers)
  • initiate and participate in innovation projects to further improve teaching practices
  • organize meetings with course coordinators and lecturers
  • contribute to promotional activities of the bachelor’s program
The junior lecturer will be part of a team of junior lecturers with similar tasks (6 in the Biomedical Sciences program, ~15 in all Health and Life Sciences programmes together). You will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build an education portfolio to prepare for various career paths.
In this context you will have the opportunity to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)


The candidate must
  • have a completed master's degree in Biomedical Sciences or in a related area. Candidates who have completed or are close to completing a PhD in Biomedical Sciences are also strongly encouraged to apply
  • proven affinity with education
  • be fluent in English, in both orally and written communication
  • possess good organizational skills
  • be proactive

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 50 months.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,709 (scale 10)
and a maximum €4,274 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 4 years and 2 months.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • contribution to commuting expenses,
  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge


The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. And to be a university where personal education and societal involvement play a leading role. Where people from different disciplines and backgrounds work together on innovations and on generating new knowledge. Our teaching and research embrace the whole spectrum of science – from the humanities, the social sciences and the pure sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 24,500 students. We employ more than 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity is one of our university’s core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.

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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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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