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Assistant/Associate Professor in Systems Biology, tenure-track position

The Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) aims to integrate biological data from different empirical domains using multi-scale modelling and machine …

bijna 4 jaar geleden


Robert Schumandomein, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand


The Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) aims to integrate biological data from different empirical domains using multi-scale modelling and machine learning approaches. One of MaCSBio’s research lines focusses on Systems Medicine of Chronic Diseases, with the aim of developing more personalized preventive strategies for obesity-related chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer.

In this research line, biological expertise on metabolism, metabolic gene regulation and chronic diseases is combined with a broad spectrum of modelling approaches such as dynamic models, network- and pathway biology, and machine learning and statistical inference. Because of MaCSBio’s position as an interfaculty institute we have access to state-of-the-art clinical, laboratory, and imaging infrastructure to generate human experimental data.

We invite applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) to strengthen our ongoing research and teaching activities in the field of metabolic modelling. We are looking for an ambitious researcher with experience in dynamic (ODE) models (of glucose metabolism), model fitting and parameter estimation, genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs), and/or integration of omics data into GEMs.

The successful candidate is expected to acquire externally funded research projects, lead and participate in multidisciplinary research teams, participate in teaching in educational programmes including the 2-year master programme in Systems Biology, and pursue strategies to translate research results into innovation.


Our ideal candidate has:

  • a PhD degree in systems biology, computational biology, metabolic modelling, or a related field;

  • an excellent track record in scientific publications, and depending on your career age, in the acquisition and management of externally funded research projects;

  • a clear view on required future developments, aiming at a high degree of sustainability in the application field;

  • experience in teaching and supervision of PhD candidates and MSc students;

  • a personality characterized by collaboration, vision, and ambition;

  • fluency in the English language.


Initially, candidates are employed on a temporary contract as assistant professor (level 2) and agree to specific development goals. Five years into the appointment, candidates will be evaluated and if the development goals have been met, promoted to assistant professor (level 1) on a permanent contract. The evaluation can be brought forward if criteria are met earlier. On the candidate’s request the evaluation can be deferred in case of special personal circumstances, such as pregnancy leave, parental leave or chronic illness.

Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and work experience. The salary will be set in scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities, with an expected minimum of € 3.475,--and a maximum of € 4.757,-- (depending on the years of experience) for a full-time position of 38 hours/week. In addition there is an 8% holiday and 8.3% year-end allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for favourable tax treatment (’30 %’rule).

If you bring experience in the field as a full position assistant professor with an extensive track record an associate position may be considered with corresponding salary up to scale 13 (max €5.861- gross per month).

Maastricht University requires teaching staff to have the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or acquire this qualification preferably within the first year.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information check the website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Additional information

Applicants are asked to either apply via Academic Transfer or send their applications - letter of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list, and the names and e-mail addresses of two persons who would be willing to provide references if asked - to RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Intended start date is as soon as possible. Applications received by the 1st of July 2018 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Inquiries concerning this position can be directed to: Prof. Ilja Arts by e-mail to ilja.arts@maastrichtuniversity.nl