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Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Disease modeling (1.0 FTE)

Join our team and develop an innovative research programme in regenerative pharmacology.

2 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand


Regenerative medicine (RM) is a multidisciplinary and translational research area that rapidly evolves. Its major aim is to develop technologies for the repair and replacement of damaged tissues and/or organs. Within RM, regenerative pharmacology aims at understanding the pathways that can be pharmacologically triggered to enhance tissue repair after organ injury. In addition, and as a consequence, this research is aimed at developing novel regenerative therapies to replace organ function. For this, human-based in vitro systems are needed that functionally mimic (patients) organs such as 3-dimensional advanced tissue cultures. These advanced models include the combined use of stem cells and stem cell-derived organoids, and innovative technologies such as microfluidics (organs-on-chip technology) and biofabrication. With this approach, multiorgan microphysiological systems can be developed representing different organs or tissues to simulate systemic processes and drug responses. These models should have a good predictive value, thereby translating molecular findings into therapeutic effects. Moreover, such models could serve as alternatives to animal studies. As the tenure track candidate, you will contribute in developing a research programme in the field of advanced in vitro modeling with a focus on regenerative pharmacology. You bring a thorough knowledge of stem cell and/or organoid cultures and tissue engineering, and you have experience in in vitro model development that you can apply in pharmacological research. The aimed research involves experimental research on the development of disease models and their ability to study tissue regeneration for which you have access to a broad range of equipment.
Besides research (70%), you will be actively involved in teaching Bachelor's and Master's students in the Pharmacy curriculum (30%). In addition, you will be encouraged to contribute to teaching activities within the Graduate School of Life Sciences and within the Faculty of Science.


We would like for you to have the expertise to tackle one or more of the above described challenges. Ideally, your expertise complements the already available expertise in the Pharmacology group and should enable a new research line focusing on the interplay between cells and biofabrication aspects for advanced disease modeling. In addition, you will be encouraged to set up research collaborations between the divisions within the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as with relevant research groups at the Faculty of Science, UU and UMCU/ Veterinary Medicine/ Hubrecht Institute/ Regenerative Medicine Utrecht to strengthen the role of our division within Utrecht Life Sciences.

You have a doctorate degree with a proven track record in cell biology, tissue engineering or regenerative pharmacology with a strong desire to translate experimental findings into clinical therapies.

We would like to hear from you if you consider this position the next step in your career and if you:

  • hold a PhD in a field, closely related to this position;
  • have an outstanding track record and potential in your field of expertise;
  • conduct research with the potential to attract research funding;
  • are willing and motivated to obtain the University Teaching Qualification and develop your teaching skills further;
  • have previous experience in coaching (BSc, MSc and PhD) students.
  • have excellent communication skills and would like to take part in pursuing outreach activities to promote your research.


  • the opportunity to become part of a dedicated and collaborative team of scientists;
  • a full-time tenure track position for five years, which will be subject to a mid-term evaluation after approximately 2.5 years and an end-term evaluation. If evaluations are positive after five years, the position becomes permanent;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from €3,746 to €5,127 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao), at the level of Assistant Professor);
  • benefits including 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the cao for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment yourself via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.

More information about working at the Faculty of Science can be found here.

Additional information

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Roos Masereeuw, via R.Masereeuw@uu.nl.

Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to science.recruitment@uu.nl.