Job ID: 60858

Two Assistant Professor positions | (Tenure Track) in molecular/cellular neuroscience

Position: Group Leader

Deadline: 15 October 2021

City: Amsterdam

Country: The Netherlands

Institution: Vrije universiteit Amsterdam / Amsterdam umc



The Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, department of Functional Genomics, is seeking talented neuroscientists for two assistant professor (tenure track) positions in molecular/cellular neuroscience.

What will you do

We are seeking talented neuroscientists with the ambition to apply their expertise in neuroscience and genetic brain disorders. Applicants should be ready to develop an independent and innovative research program using (human) cell models to explore new directions in brain research and help develop new cell models for brain disease. We are seeking candidates that have ample experience with state-of-the-art technology in the field, with an excellent publication record, at least as a first- and potentially also as a last author, and proven success in external grant acquisition. The successful candidate’s research program is expected to complement the strong neuroscience community within the department and center, for which significant infrastructure and operating funds are available.

Successful candidates are expected to:

  • develop an innovative, independent research program, connecting to and augmenting existing research in the center, and resulting in scientific publications in the best, peer-reviewed journals
  • support their research program with external funding
  • supervise graduate students
  • contribute to undergraduate teaching in neuroscience and/or genetics, at bachelor and master level.

 Functional Genomics and CNCR are seeking to promote diversity among our team leaders.

 What do we expect

We are seeking an assistant professor with the following qualities and requirements:

  • You have completed a PhD in molecular/cellular neurobiology, biophysics or related field;
  • You have at least three years of postdoctoral research experience outside the institute where the PhD degree was obtained;
  • You have a strong publication record, at least with first author papers in the best peer-reviewed journals;
  • You have been able to acquire external research funding;
  • You have a proven ability for academic supervision and training of students;
  • You have a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO), or are willing to obtain such a qualification;
  • You master the English language at CEFR C1/C2 level.

Your working environment

You will be working at the department of Functional Genomics at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research ( of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Amsterdam UMC. The CNCR is one of the leading neuroscience institutes in Europe, with internationally recognized research programs in synapse biology, human neuroscience and complex trait genetics. You will have dedicated support of lab technicians available and free access to all equipment within the center. The department will support your research by offering a PhD-student or post-doc dedicated to work with you to promote integration in the host institute’s research.

For more information and to apply, see the following links:

Vacancy at Amsterdamumc, VUmc–tenure-track-in-molecularcellular-neuroscience

Vacancy at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam