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Tenure Track - Assistant Professor - Animal cell Biotechnology

We are looking for a highly motivated, open-minded researcher and teacher at an Assistant Professor level in Animal Cell Biotechnology. We seek a colleague …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


We are looking for a highly motivated, open-minded researcher and teacher at an Assistant Professor level in Animal Cell Biotechnology. We seek a colleague with a strong established track record in Bioprocess Engineering and animal cell culture, who is scientifically excellent, as shown by an excellent publication record, and an inspiring teacher. You will build a research group in this field and apply Bioprocess Engineering principles to attain a thorough understanding of Animal Cell cultivation. Possible areas of expertise may include stem cell expansion, tissue engineering, vaccine production and pharmaceutical protein production. You will develop your own research line, attract research funds for this, and build up a leading international position. As a teacher, you will guide and motivate our students - both at introductory and more advanced levels - and develop new courses.


You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist. You are a great team member, devoted to research and education. To further strengthen our group, your profile should show

  • a successfully completed academic study in biotechnology, bioprocess or chemical engineering, or comparable discipline (MSc level, recognized in the Netherlands).
  • a PhD in bioprocess engineering or a comparable discipline.
  • knowledge and expertise in animal cell culture.
  • developed management skills and experienced in leading complex projects
  • outstanding research achievements and an excellent track record of publications in leading journals.
  • experience with acquisition of research funding, as shown for example by awarded scholarships or grants.
  • an (international) network and the communication skills required for competitive (international) project acquisition.
  • didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
  • You are willing to contribute to the teamgoals and show you are a great team member


Tenure Track is a career path for scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development. The career path consists of a number of successive career steps from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to possibly Personal Professor. Excellent performance and seniority can be rewarded with an appointment as Associate Professor. For additional information please visit https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-University-Research/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm

We offer a temporary 7 year contract for 38 hours per week (fulltime), which can lead to a permanent employment contract. The salary depends on your work experience & expertise and is according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. You also have the opportunity to work 40 hours a week with additional holidays.

In addition we offer
  • 8% holiday allowance and a structural 8.3% year-end bonus
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Additional information

Do you want to learn more about this position? Please get in touch with Rene Wijffels, Rene.Wijffels@wur.nl, +31(0) 317 482954.

You are welcome and encouraged to apply via the button on top of this page until the 1st of November 2019. In your application, please include your vision about research and education in the field of Bioreactor engineering and design (max. 2 pages).
Please don't send your application via e-mail, but apply online by uploading your CV and letter of motivation at www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm