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Scientific/ Administrative Assistant (1.0 FTE)

The successful applicant will support Prof. dr. Ineke Braakman in her roles as Head of Cellular Protein Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University (UU), and as Chair ...

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Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2709 - € 3722 per maand


The successful applicant will support Prof. dr. Ineke Braakman in her roles as Head of Cellular Protein Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University (UU), and as Chair of the new NWO domain of Exact and Natural Sciences (ENS), coordinating with the secretary at NWO.

The successful applicant:

  • Has a proactive role in facilitating, supervising and managing complex agendas
  • Keeps abreast of all activities and coordinates with Secretariat and staff of NWO
  • Maintains efficient communication between UU and NWO
  • Prepares scientific publications and reports
  • Manages the group website and is responsible for the quality of the content
  • Manages the mailbox and conducts correspondence inside and outside of UU and NWO
  • Assists in the organization of meetings and conferences in The Netherlands and abroad

Contributes to other activities necessary for a productive workflow


We are looking for candidates with:

  • A MSc or PhD in Life Science or other related research field
  • Understanding of the scientific work of Prof. Braakman
  • Experience in scientific writing and publication
  • An excellent command of both written and oral English (Dutch is considered a plus)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Team-player attitude with sound communication skills and proactive approach
  • Flexible and organized attitude
  • A helicopter view, with proven organization and time-management skills
  • A strong work ethic, who is stress resistant and handles confidential information


We offer a temporary position (1,0 fte) for 1 year with a possible extension for 1 or 4 more years. The gross salary varies - depending on previous qualifications and experience - between € 2.709,00 and € 3.722,00 (scale 9) according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For further information: working at Utrecht University.

Additionele informatie

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Ineke Braakman via i.braakman@uu.nl or +31 30 253 2759.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Science consists of six departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5,600 students and nearly 1,500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society.

The Department of Chemistry covers the whole range of chemistry, with a research focus in Catalysis, Colloids and Structural Biology. In Utrecht education and research form a cohesive whole. Researchers teach Chemistry graduates and undergraduates, including students in Molecular Life Sciences. Our employees conduct international leading research. Our students come here to learn and also contribute to our research.

The Bijvoet Center studies life on the molecular scale. Our focus is on the biomolecules that make up all living organisms, including humans. We concentrate on elucidating the structure of these biomolecules, such as proteins, at the atomic level and on determining the relation between their structure and function in living cells and tissues. The Bijvoet Center and 3 other institutes in Utrecht have joined forces in Science for Life.

The work of the research group Cellular Protein Chemistry is dedicated to the origin of protein failure diseases and the regulation and mechanisms of our natural defense systems. Maintaining the natural shape of proteins is essential for life. Failure to do so is origin of lethal, incurable diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Alzheimer, Parkinson, ALS, or cancer. Common to those diseases are fatal distortions in protein shape. Human life therefore depends on a defense system that maintains the shape of our proteins, the strongly regulated network of chaperones and folding enzymes.