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The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is looking for a new director and leading light for the Hubrecht Institute. You are an internationally authoritative scientist with a research activity in, or relevant to, developmental and stem cell biology with a large international network, a broad vision of science and excellent leadership skills.
Research at the Hubrecht Institute covers various aspects of developmental and stem cell biology, such as signalling in stem cells and early embryonic development, heart development, regeneration, epigenetics, genome architecture, cell cycle control, DNA repair, dynamics in gene expression and quantitative biology of gene expression. This research can lead to innovation in, for instance, the treatment of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In addition to an interactive, international scientific environment, the institute offers excellent research facilities.
The institute is dynamic, diverse and young: the average researcher age is around 30 with a wide variety of nationalities. In the years ahead, the institute will grow from 20 to 25 research groups.
The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is located at Utrecht Science Park. Since 2008, the institute has been affiliated with UMC Utrecht. The institute has a partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and cooperates with numerous laboratories at local, national and international level. The institute has collaboration agreements with Utrecht University, Princess Máxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology, and Oncode Institute.
This employment contract with the Academy will be entered into for an indefinite period of time. The director will be appointed for a period of five years, with the intention of reappointment for a second and final term of five years. The commencement date is in principle 1 September 2022 but can be agreed in consultation with you. Depending on education and work experience, the person appointed will be remunerated at scale 18 (of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary. The Academy offers attractive employee benefits and schemes that enable a good work-life balance.
The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute focusing on developmental and stem cell biology. It encompasses 24 research groups that perform fundamental and multidisciplinary research, both in healthy systems and disease models. The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)., located on the Utrecht Science Park ‘De Uithof’. Since 2008, the institute has been affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht, advancing the translation of research into clinical practice. The Hubrecht Institute has a partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is a learned society of outstanding scientists and scholars, advising the Dutch government on research matters, and is responsible for ten national research institutes, an institute that delivers infrastructure for research and an institute for advanced study. The Hubrecht Institute is one of the Academy’s research institutes.
The Academy is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation and strives to set a good example in its leadership and management and ensure a safe, honest and inclusive workplace culture.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Uppsalalaan 8, 3584 CT, Utrecht
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