Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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6 Jul 29 Sep Maastricht

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Job description

We are looking to fill a vacancy for 0.8 – 1.0 FTE position for an Assistant Professor (UD), within Maastricht University. 

The candidate will join the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML). He/she will be appointed to two different complementary institutes: NUTRIM, with cutting-edge facilities in the field of nutrition and metabolism; and GROW, with its extensive expertise in cancer models and infrastructure for tumor modelling. We are looking for a candidate who is willing to build a translational research line that fits and combines the expertise from the two institutes, and who will spend up to 50% of his/her time on the implementation and development of high-quality education within the different programs of the faculty. The candidate should be enthusiastic, ambitious, and creative, with passion towards translational research that combines metabolism and cancer and a wide interest in research with (pre)clinical data, clinical studies and/or "virtual clinical trials" on this topic.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • The candidate obtained a Master in Biomedical Sciences, Medical Biology, Life  Sciences or a related Master. 
  • The candidate should have a strong motivation with respect to translational  research. 
  • The candidate should have an affinity towards the fields of oncology and  immunology. 
  • A license to work with experimental animals, as well as experience therein, is a  strong plus. 
  • The candidate should have excellent writing skills. 
  • The candidate should have an analytical mind‐set and an independent work attitude. 
  • The candidate should have the profile of a team player with good communication  skills (in English) and a respectful attitude towards colleagues and collaborators. 

Conditions of employment

The position is temporary (0.8 – 1.0 FTE) for one year, with the option of receiving a permanent position.

Depending on experience and qualification, the maximum gross monthly salary is
€ 5,439 (on a full-time basis) in accordance with scale 11 of the Dutch university collective bargaining agreement. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University 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 > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

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 22,000 students and about 5,000 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 Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
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  • Assistant professor
  • Health
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • AT2022.299


Maastricht University (UM)

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