Assistant Professor in Molecular evolution (tenure-track) [closing 05.01.20]

Страна: Нидерланды;

Город: Amsterdam

Добавлена: 01.12.2019

Работодатель: The Department of Ecological Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For lecturers;

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Дедлайн подачи: 05.01.2020


The Department of Ecological Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invites applications for a tenure-track position in Molecular Evolution. We are looking for an outstanding evolutionary biologist, who is an enthusiastic teacher and investigates the molecular mechanisms that underlie evolutionary change. We seek a candidate at the Assistant Professor level, but in exceptional cases candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered.

Potential areas of expertise might include, but are not limited to: functional genetics, molecular evolution, physiological genomics, transcriptomics, and ecological genomics. Our goal is to hire an outstanding individual who complements the existing strengths in the department and has promise for intellectual growth.

Your duties

  • develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program
  • teach bachelor and master level courses in evolution, evolutionary genomics, and related subjects.
  • provide high quality training and supervision to PhD-students and postdocs
  • engage in professional development activities related to teaching and academic leadership


  • Ph.D. in evolutionary biology or related field with at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience, and demonstrable skills in molecular biology techniques
  • strong track record of research and successful acquisition of external funding
  • demonstrated skills in activating teaching methods in BSc and MSc level courses
  • excellent communication skills (written and spoken English) and motivation to work in a team
  • proficiency in Dutch is not required, but the successful candidate would be expected to develop at least a passive proficiency in the first three years after appointment

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. We offer a tenure track position, initially for the duration of 6 years. After 1 and 5 years the performance will be evaluated in terms of publication record, acquisition success, teaching and academic leadership. After a successful evaluation permanent employment will be granted and a path will be outlined for future academic development.

On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,637 (scale 11) and a maximum €5,656 (scale 12), depending on your education and experience. The position is full time or 0.8 FTE.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • Possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave
  • good paid parental leave scheme
  • child daycare facilities available on campus
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