Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Bijvoet Center, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Application deadline: 30 Sep 2020

The Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research is seeking outstanding applicants for a Tenure Track faculty position to broaden its research focus. The Bijvoet Centre’s mission is to advance our understanding of life at the most detailed molecular level by using cutting-edge structural and analytical methods in combination with state-of-the-art molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology as well as biophysical and computational methods. The Bijvoet Centre is part of the Department of Chemistry at the Utrecht University’s Faculty of Science and is a renowned, world class centre of excellence and innovation in both research and education, fully resourced and equipped with state-of-the-art technological platforms.

Applications are invited exclusively from female researchers who have the ambition and drive to build an independent research line with a focus that aligns with the research lines of the Bijvoet Centre. You also have an intrinsic motivation to contribute your skills and ideas to our inclusive approach to life and work.

Sharing positivity

The centre promotes a connected, open and can-do spirit that stimulates personal initiative and curiosity. You are encouraged to take ownership and create value while sharing your knowledge both internally and across the wider (global) research community. As an organisation we continuously strive to enable this mission because we know it is the only way to make the breakthroughs that will help to solve the challenges facing the world.

A chance to play your part

If you are interested in becoming part of this stimulating and diverse environment, we would very much like to hear from you. As a researcher within the Bijvoet Centre, you will contribute to generating new insights into the dynamic molecular organisation of life and creating novel opportunities to treat diseases ranging from bacterial infections to cancer. By shaping your own research line, you will have the opportunity to fulfil personal development goals while at the same time adding to the Bijvoet Centre's reputation of scientific excellence.


To become part of the team, you should have a PhD and at least two years of postdoctoral research experience with a strong track record in research accomplishments. You have the experience necessary to take your place as a group leader within an international research and education environment and you have the vision and perseverance to build an independent research line. You will be encouraged to seek funding for new research projects through personal, national, European and other international grant opportunities. You also have the ambition to actively participate in teaching activities at both the BSc and MSc levels. By combining scientific excellence with an open-minded and collaborative mindset in research and teaching, you are able to act as an outward-looking ambassador for Utrecht University, communicating your knowledge to the next generation of scientists and across networks.


  • a full-time tenure track position for 5 years, which will be subject to a mid-term evaluation after approximately 2,5 years and an end-term evaluation. In case of a positive evaluation, the position becomes permanent after 5 years;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from € 3746,00 to € 5826,00 in scale 11/12 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor;
    benefits including a 8% holiday bonus and a 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions external linkbased on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO).

In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of additional arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sport. You will also have the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how you are encouraged to continue to grow.

More information, including how to apply, can be found on the Utrecht University website.

Utrecht, Netherlands

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor