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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computational Biology

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

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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 Molecular Developmental 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 the existing research lines of RIMLS-FNWI and/or departments of the Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) is the prime selection criterion.

RIMLS-FNWI sees opportunities for computational biology research in the areas of single-cell multi-omics and/or systems biology, as well as for computational method development in these areas. These opportunities arise, for example, from recent technological developments in single-cell DNA and RNA sequencing, which have revolutionised the 'omics'-field by facilitating the identification of rare cell types and by disentangling cellular heterogeneity in health and disease. Predictions made from computational modelling can be interrogated using functional genomics screens and orthogonal sequencing, proteomics and high-throughput imaging approaches. These approaches also hold great promise for translation to medical applications in disease modelling and medical research facilitated by interactions with the Radboud university medical center. Other potential areas of interest include bioinformatic aspects of single molecule imaging, spatial transcriptomics, metabolomics, chemical biology and deep learning.

It is essential that you are enthusiastic about contributing to teaching in medical biology, where data science is becoming increasingly important. Hence, computational biology and big data analysis are important pillars of our new Bachelor's and Master's curriculum, and this provides ample opportunities for teaching in existing courses and developing new courses in this area.


  • An enthusiastic and creative scientist who wants to conduct research in Computational Biology or Data Science with relevance to health and disease.
  • An enthusiastic lecturer who will contribute to 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 with creative ideas as to how to acquire external funding for his/her research.
  • A scientist who is willing to collaborate and 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:
Dr. Simon van Heeringen, Assistant Professor
Email: s.vanheeringen@science.ru.nl

Prof.dr. G.J. Veenstra, Professor Molecular Developmental Biology
Email: g.veenstra@science.ru.nl