Assistant / Associate Professor in Protein Biochemistry (Tenure Track)

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Standplaats:
Bornsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

The Laboratory of Biochemistry at Wageningen University focuses its research on how proteins control biological processes, with an emphasis on the living cell. We maintain a research infrastructure to support our research program - encompassing mass ...

Functieomschrijving

The Laboratory of Biochemistry at Wageningen University focuses its research on how proteins control biological processes, with an emphasis on the living cell. We maintain a research infrastructure to support our research program - encompassing mass spectrometry, advanced microscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. We integrate biochemical approaches with cell biological, evolutionary, bioinformatics, genetic and computational strategies to address biological questions. To further strengthen our group and support our research and education activities, the Laboratory of Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Protein Biochemistry. We are looking for an expert in fundamental Protein Biochemistry (e.g. proteomics, structural biology, or single-molecule analysis) who integrates Protein Biochemistry with complementary approaches to address important biological problems in genetically tractable model organisms.

In a challenging career trajectory, you will:

  • Develop an independent, ambitious, internationally competitive research area
  • Attract national and international research funding
  • Collaborate with colleagues both within the Laboratory of Biochemistry and at Wageningen University
  • Contribute to teaching courses in the field of Biochemistry
  • Supervise BSc and MSc thesis projects, and PhD students
Information Tenure track Wageningen UR
Wageningen University offers talented young scientists a challenging new career trajectory, the Tenure track. By introducing this trajectory, our aim, is to attract top talent and to stimulate excellence.
From the position of Assistant Professor, candidates can grow into a Professor holding a personal chair in a maximum period of twelve years. In addition, they will be given the chance to build up their own research line. It goes without saying that candidates will be intensively supervised and coached during the trajectory. Moreover, this transparant career path can lead to a permanent employment contract.
As we will be selecting only candidates of high potential to take part in the Tenure Track trajectory, for all participating candidates, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen UR or elsewhere.
For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR look at
www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-UR/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm

Functie-eisen

You are an ambitious and enthusiastic and creative scientist and team player. Devoted to research and education with a strong background in Protein Biochemistry. You also have:

  • a PhD degree in Biochemistry or a related discipline
  • at least 2 years of post-doctoral research experience
  • international experience, preferably through PhD or post-doc abroad
  • experience and proven success in the acquisition of independent research funding
  • excellent communication skills
  • good didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with (under)graduate students
  • proven research excellence, as demonstrated by publications in top journals
  • furthermore you are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist and a team player.

Conditions

We offer you as talented scientist a challenging career trajectory called Tenure Track. From the position of Assistant Professor you can grow into a Professor holding a Personal Chair. Of course training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. You will also be given the chance to build up your own research line. As we will only be selecting outstanding candidates to take part in Tenure Track, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen UR or elsewhere.
We offer a temporary contract with the possibility of extension, for 38 hours per week. Gross salary: from
€ 4152,-. to € 5780,- based on a full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience.

For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR look at: www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-UR/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact prof. D. Weijers, telephone number +31 317482866 For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Joes van Meurs HR advisor, telephone number +31 317480101

Interested?
You can apply online at the careersite of Wageningen UR: www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm until 31st May 2017.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

The Laboratory of Biochemistry focuses on understanding how proteins control biological processes, with a strong emphasis on the biological context (Cellular Biochemistry). The Chair is highly international, and has a strong international reputation. Research in the Chair is funded both through competitive national and international funding, and through partnerships with industry. The Chair offers both basic and advanced BSc and MSc courses in Biochemistry, and hosts many students at BSc and MSc level for dedicated research projects. We expect a new tenure track assistant professor to contribute to the Chair's excellence in research and teaching.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen UR where fundamental and applied sciences complement each other. As an important international player, we carry out top-level research and work alongside authoritative partners within the international business world as well as the government on "Healthy food in a biobased society". We have a crucial role in innovations within the market. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are what define us. In short, we are an interesting, international employer of stature.

Wageningen University and Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

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