Assistant Professor in Cell Biology

Assistant Professor in Cell Biology

Published Deadline Location
19 Jul 30 Sep Delft
An exciting opportunity for molecular and cell biologists interested in applying their knowledge to biomaterials.

Job description

The Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics section has a strong research focus on biofabrication and the temporal bidirectional interactions between cells and multi-cues engineered microenvironments.

With this tenure track position, the section will expand its multidisciplinary expertise in these areas by including for the first time a cell biologist who will foster the current biological research and advance the fundamental understanding of complex engineered living constructs. In the long term, this position will contribute to the ambitions of the section and BMechE department as a center of excellence at the intersection of biofabrication, biomaterials and biology. (see https://tudelft.nl/en/3me/about/departments/biomechanical-engineering)

Research:
Your research will involve cells and tissues growing on advanced biomaterials (2D and 3D multifunctional structures) that are designed and fabricated e.g., by (bio)printing. Applications include tissue repair, tissue regeneration, disease models for both soft and hard tissues.

  • you will develop methodologies at tissue, cell and molecular scales (e.g., correlative approaches, cell tracking, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics) and advanced in vitro/ex vivo models (e.g., co-culture models including bacterial cells, microfuidics) for qualitative and quantitative (in situ) monitoring of the biological functions of the engineered constructs and for understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms
  • you will expand and strenthen collaboration within the section, department, faculty and Medical Delta on engineered living tissues, organoids, iPSCs, cell sensing and responses under various external stimuli, etc.
  • you will create your own research line and build-up your own research group in collaboration with relevant scientifc and clinical staff members/partners.
  • you are expected to acquire grants and expand our current research capacity.

Education:

  • you are expected to provide high-quality education in the field of cell and molecular biology as well as in adjacent areas
  • your specific educational activities will be established in agreement with and based on your profile
  • you show a clear commitment to the quality of courses provided in the department on relevant topics (e.g., Cell and Tissue Biomechanics, Regenerative Medicine)
  • you supervise MSc and PhD students
  • you are expected to use and introduce new innovative teaching methods to cope/adapt to new learning environments.

 

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • you have been trained as a molecular/cellular biologist at the PhD and undergraduate levels
  • you have excellent experimental research skills, affinity/prior experience with engineered cells/tissues and/or bioprinting techniques
  • you are an enthusiatic researcher, with a track record of high-quality research
  • you are a team-player and enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams
  • you preferably have previous teaching experience and are enthusiastic about training a new generation of biomedical engineers.

In accordance with the equal opportunity policy of Delft University of Technology, female candidates in particular are encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 6 years.

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.
For more information about the tenure track and the personal development programme, please visit www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.974,00 - € 6.181,00 per month gross). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Amir Zadpoor, email: a.a.zadpoor@tudelft.nl.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD02609

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 October 2022 via the application button and upload a cover letter, a CV, statements of teaching and research interests (2 documents of max. 2 pages each) and the contact information of two references. 
Received applications will be considered on a regular bi-monthly basis. As such, you are encouraged to apply already now, rather than wait until the application deadline.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 October 2022 via the application button and upload a cover letter, a CV, statements of teaching and research interests (2 documents of max. 2 pages each) and the contact information of two references. 
Received applications will be considered on a regular bi-monthly basis. As such, you are encouraged to apply already now, rather than wait until the application deadline.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 30 Sep 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).