Professor Molecular Immunology

Job description The Department of Immunology at Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands is inviting applicants for a faculty appointment at the level of Professor. This recruitment is part of a program to expand fundamental and molecular Immunology in the Department of Immunology.


Qualifications and skills
Outstanding candidates working in any area of Molecular Immunology will be considered. Research may involve transcriptional, posttranscriptional, translational and post-translational regulation of genes involved in lymphocyte development & differentiation, immunity to pathogens, tumor immunity or autoimmunity. The candidate will employ state-of-the-art technologies and approaches such as -omics approaches (i.e. transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics, glycomics or metabolomics) or other cutting edge approaches to address immunology questions. The research can employ human tissues and/or animal models. The candidates research will be multidisciplinary and involve the productive collaboration between various pre-clinical and/or clinical departments at Erasmus MC.

Candidates are expected to be experts and have an international reputation in the field of fundamental and molecular immunology. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, publications in leading peer-review journals, presentations at international scientific conferences and demonstrated success in obtaining competitive research funding. Successful candidates will be expected to establish original, competitive and independently funded research programs. Candidates are expected to have team spirit and be highly collaborative within the department and Erasmus MC, and also establish national and international research collaborations. Successful candidates must have a commitment to excellence in teaching Immunology at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Being able to present a certificate of good conduct is a condition for the appointment.

Terms of employment
We offer a full-time contract of 36 hours per week in an inspiring and challenging work environment with excellent fringe benefits. The full terms of employment are set out in the Collective Employment Agreements of the Dutch University Hospitals (CAO UMC). Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor (Hoogleraar) and will start in 2017.

A generous recruitment package that provides funds and resources commensurate with the candidate’s experience and research program will be offered to successful candidates.

salary CAO UMC
job type full-time contract of 36 hours per week
organisation Erasmus MC
department Immunology
location Rotterdam

For more information about this position, please contact Peter Katsikis, Professor and Head of the Department of Immunology, phone number:
(+31) (0)10 704 4188 or e-mail: . For other information please contact Sascha van Vuuren - Ligthelm, Administrative Assistant, phone number: (+31) (0)10 704 4188 or e-mail: .

Please send your application including Curriculum Vitae and accompanying letter by e-mail to:  stating vacancy code 07.03.17.TK in the subject line.

No agencies please.

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Work environment
A healthy population and excellence in healthcare through research and education. This is what Erasmus MC stands for. Conducting groundbreaking work, pushing boundaries and leading the way. In research, education, and healthcare. We are practical people with a high level of expertise, working hard to improve and renew the healthcare of today and the public health of tomorrow.

The Department of Immunology performs cutting edge basic and translational research, participates in patient care by performing laboratory diagnostics (Laboratory for Medical Immunology) and supporting Clinical Immunology, and performs a wide range of educational activities. Major research focuses in the department span molecular to clinical immunology and includes the development and function of innate and adaptive immunity, autoimmunity, immune deficiencies, immunity to infection, neuroimmunology, and lymphoid malignancies. The department has state of-the-art facilities and equipment that support basic and translational research. The department is involved in multiple international consortia and networks, which facilitate innovation and rapid implementation of new immunological concepts and technologies.

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