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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

A candidate for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to join the Department of Cell Biology at our institute. You will be expected to …

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Houtlaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 5127 - € 5127 per maand


A candidate for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to join the Department of Cell Biology at our institute. You will be expected to enrich and complement the current research and teaching programmes of the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences of the Faculty of Science (RIMLS-FNWI). Expertise that is complementary to existing research lines of RIMLS-FNWI and/or departments of the Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) is the prime selection criterion.

Our Department of Cell Biology studies cell and nuclear mechanobiology in the context of immune cell function in inflammation, ageing, sepsis and other inflammatory diseases. Furthermore we have a deep interest in the target areas of the mechanogenomics of aging and regeneration, inflammation and wound healing, and immune cell functions. Lastly, we apply bioengineering, microfluidics and material science-based approaches to develop novel basic understanding of immune cell microenvironment and tissue niches, and their combinatorial effect on chromatin organisation and gene expression, along with the development of biophysical biomarkers against inflammation. Preferably, you have expertise in one of the above-mentioned areas. An interest in medical research and mouse and human-based studies will have added value for collaboration with Radboudumc, holding great promise for translation of more fundamental research to medical applications in disease. Being able to combine bioengineering, mechanobiology, and epigenetics with novel 'omics' toolkits, such as quantitative high-resolution live imaging, is also a plus.

It is essential that you are enthusiastic about contributing to teaching in medical biology: our new Bachelor's and Master's curricula provide ample opportunities for teaching in existing courses and developing new courses.


  • An enthusiastic and ambitious scientist who has the skills to conduct research in the field of mechanobiology, bioengineering, mechano-genomics, epigenetics and/or chronic inflammation.
  • An enthusiastic lecturer who will participate in our institute's educational programmes.
  • A scientist with the ambition to become a successful research group leader, with good managerial and communication skills and an open attitude.
  • A scientist who is able to acquire external funding for his/her research.
  • A scientist who is willing to participate in projects of a multidisciplinary nature.
  • A scientist who is interested in the industrial or societal application of his/her research.


  • Employment: 32- 40 hours per week (0,8 - 1.0 FTE).
  • At the start of your tenure track you will be employed as an Assistant Professor level 2 (salary scale 11, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,127 ) for a six year period. Following a positive evaluation based on the criteria you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor level 1 (salary scale 12, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,826) on the basis of a permanent contract.
  • Further information on a tenure track at the Faculty of Science can be found here.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 6 years.
  • The intended start date is 1 May 2021.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof.dr. M. Mhlanga, Professor Cell Biology
Email: musa.mhlanga@ru.nl