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Tenure track position Bioinformatics/comparative genomics education (1.0 FTE)

Inspire the next generation of data-savvy biologists!

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Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3637 - € 5656 per maand


Data science and bioinformatics are rapidly transforming the Biological Sciences. We believe that making biology students data and computer literate and enabling them to thrive in biological research that touches on genomics, genetics and evolution is one of the most important goals of modern biology education. To strengthen our team and our educational mission, we are seeking a driven and enthusiastic colleague. Are you an ambitious and inspirational educator with a background in bioinformatics, demonstrated teaching experience, and a clear vision on academic education in an international classroom? Do you want to contribute to, and develop new bioinformatics courses, mentor and coach students at levels ranging from BSc to PhD? Besides education you will have the opportunity to be involved in research, either ongoing projects or personal interest for 20% of the time. You will be embedded within a diverse and collaborative community of Bioinformatics Teachers and Researchers across the Utrecht Science Campus.


To excel in this role, you will need a PhD degree and a keen interest in academic teaching with the ability to inspire the next generation of data-savvy biologists.

You will draw on

  • your passion for teaching, mentoring, and coaching students;
  • your clear vision on bioinformatics education;
  • your solid background in bioinformatics, comparative genomics, or a related field;
  • your collaborative and proactive spirit.

Python expertise is essential. We ask that you acquire a Basic Teaching Qualification if you do not already have one.


  • embedding within a thriving community of Bioinformaticians and Biologists involved in research and teaching in the Department of Biology and at the Utrecht Science Park;
  • a full-time tenure track position for 5 years which will be subject to a mid-term evaluation after approximately 2,5 years and an end-term evaluation. When evaluations are positive after 5 years, the position becomes permanent;
  • a full-time gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranging between €3,637 and €5,656 (scale 11/12 at the level of Assistant Professor (universitair docent; UD) according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao)) per month;
  • benefits including 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • 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 Prof B. (Berend) Snel via B.Snel@uu.nl.

Questions about the application procedure? Send an email to science.recruitment@uu.nl.


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