Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor - from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.Diversity
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.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 more than 11,000 students.Functional Genomics and CNCR are seeking to promote diversity among our team leaders.
Functional Genomics is a dynamic and collaborative department that currently comprises of 6 male and 2 female team leaders. As it is our explicit ambition to be a diverse and inclusive institute, we particularly invite national and international female scientists to apply. In addition to neuroscientists and cell biologists, we welcome applications from scientists with a complementary scientific background (e.g., bioinformatics, chemistry, biophysics) that can contribute to our greater research goal and scientific community.Working environment
The department of Functional Genomics, at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (www.cncr.nl
), is part of Vrije Universiteit and Amsterdam UMC. The CNCR is one of the leading neuroscience institutes in Europe, with internationally recognized research programs in synapse biology, human neuroscience and complex trait genetics. In this interinstitutional center you will be surrounded by a broad spectrum of neuroscience experts. This greatly facilitates local collaborations and will give you access to a diversity of international scientific networks to benefit your research group. In addition, you have access to support of dedicated lab technicians and free access to all equipment within the center. Amsterdam is a family friendly city and Vrije Universiteit supports a healthy work-life balance.