Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Biophysics

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Biophysics

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13 Aug 9 Feb Wageningen

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Job description

We are looking for a talented scientist in the field of light microscopy/spectroscopy with a passion for science and education, to become Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Biophysics (

As the chosen candidate, you will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of new research activities in biophysics, while working your way up to a leading international position. The focus of your research will be on the development and/or application of light microscopy and spectroscopic methods, preferably applicable to the study of photosynthetic processes. Being an integral member of the faculty, you will also be responsible for teaching and motivating students, as well as developing new courses.

As a specialist in microscopy/spectroscopy, you will be helping to further advance the work of our Micro Spectroscopy Research Facility, which is at the forefront of multiple cutting-edge setups and techniques, including TIRF single molecule setups, FLIM confocal microscopy, and ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy. Please visit our website for a complete overview of the facility. Please note that you will be expected to attract funding to enable your research.


Wageningen University & Research


You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist and a team player, devoted to research and education in the field of (bio)physics and (micro)spectroscopy. You are adept at working in a multicultural organisation. Excellent communication skills in English, both written and orally, and the willingness to explore new fields in collaboration with others, are essential, while international experience (particularly experience in project management and acquisition of research funding) is appreciated. A proven interest in the research field of photosynthesis is a further advantage.

Further requirements:
  • A PhD degree in (bio)physics, physical chemistry or a related field;
  • strong publication and academic record relevant to the field.
  • proven didactic abilities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
  • the ambition to ultimately graduate to full professor within a Tenure Track system.

Conditions of employment

Tenure Track is a career path for scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development. The career path consists of a number of successive career steps from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to possibly Personal Professor. For additional information please click here.
Evaluation on job performance is every 3/4 years, and a positive outcome will lead to a permanent position after 7 years. Depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 3637,- to a maximum of € 4978,- (per month) for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 11). You also have the opportunity to work 40 hours a week with additional holidays.

In addition, we offer:
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.


Wageningen University & Research

The Laboratory of Biophysics (BIP) engages in research of the physical aspects of life processes and teaching of the fundamentals of physics and biophysics and their application in the life sciences. The research of BIP relies on both optical and magnetic resonance techniques.
BIP is a dynamic international team comprising around 10 staff members, 15 PhD students and post-docs. More information on our team can be found at BIP is embedded in the BioMolecular Sciences cluster and participates in the MicroSpectroscopy Research Facility and the MAGNEtic resonance research FacilitY of Wageningen university & Research.

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialized research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With approximately 30 locations, 6,000 employees, and 12,000 students, it is one of the leading organizations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 537839


Wageningen University & Research

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