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Assistant Professor Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Are you interested in performing innovative basic/early translational research within the Gastroenterology and Hepatology department? We are looking for an assistant professor with his/her own independent line of research and experience in education and supervision of PhD students.

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Albinusdreef, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 uur
€ 6122 per maand


As an assistant professor within the Gastroenterology-Hepatology department you will further expand your independent line of research. To accomplish this you will acquire external funding and will be responsible for (co-)supervision of PhD- and internship students and participate in education for (bio)medical sciences students. Furthermore, you will collaborate with the clinical principal investigators to further develop translational research questions into novel projects. Advancement to associate professor level is possible, when the candidate meets the requirements.

In short

·         You are a talented researcher with your own independent basic research line in inflammatory bowel disease, liver diseases or oncology

·         You have acquired your own funding in the past and have experience with supervising a PhD student as project leader

·         You will supervise PhD students, and participate in education for (bio)medical sciences students

You are a team player with a pro-active attitude, and committed to building long term research lines



We are looking for someone with a background in biomedical/biopharmaceutical sciences, or alternatively someone with a medical degree/PhD in basic science and current research line in basic science (limited clinical duties). Your own independent line of research should fit the overall theme of the research lab (stromal cells in gastrointestinal/liver diseases), and you will preferably have experience with basic/early translational gastrointestinal/hepatology research (or related). Next to that you have at least 1 completed PhD student as (co-) supervisor and 1 ongoing PhD student as project leader on an own grant. Furthermore, you should be motivated to support our clinical PI’s with translational research questions.
For this position we want someone who is pro-active, a real team player, and committed to building a strong research line. Your English is fluent, both in writing and in speech.

Experience with techniques like advanced animal models, 3-dimensional cell culture models, immunological techniques (FACS/CyTOF), analysis of big data sets (e.g. sequencing, imaging CyTOF) would be considered an advantage.


You will be employed on the basis of 36 hours per week. Your salary is based on your education and experience and is a maximum of  € 6,122  gross per month for a full time position (scale 12 in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).

Additional information

Your career at the LUMC

The LUMC offers opportunities to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills. We offer internal courses and in-service training to help you with your personal development. We also offer services for mobility and career advice. 

Contact details
Dr. Luuk Hawinkels, associate professor, head of the research laboratory Gastroenterology-Hepatology

+31 (0)71 526 67 36