Principal investigator / researcher (tenure track)

We are looking for excellent candidates who will establish independent and vigorous extramurally-funded research programs that fit within one or more of the department research themes: cancer immunology, neuro-immunology and mucosal immunology. 

The project
The department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam has an excellent track record for its innovative, cutting-edge fundamental-translation research in the field of immunology. The department offers outstanding scientific and stimulating research environment with high-end core facilities for flow cytometry (including cyTOF and high-end sorting), microscopy (including state-of-the-art confocal, STED, live cell imaging, 2-photon, and light-sheet microscopy) and analytical chemistry (including peptide synthesis, antibody production and conjugation, and glycan/lipid/peptide analysis by mass spectrometry). The department hosts 10 research groups headed by principle investigators that focus their research within 3 themes: Cancer immunology, mucosal immunology and neuro-immunology. Research is embedded in the AMC/VUmc research institutes such as Amsterdam Neurosciences, Cancer Center Amsterdam and Amsterdam Infection & Immunity Institute. VUMC has a series of core facilities, i.e. genomics, proteomics, imaging and mouse facility at place. The department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology actively participates in educational programs of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine.

We offer
Salary scale 12: 4284 tot 5507 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience). Or salary scale 13: 4907 tot 5973 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).
We also offer a set 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday pay. For more information about our fringe benefits, please visit: (Dutch version with English link).


Your profile
We aim at candidates at senior post doctoral level (3 – 6 year post doctoral experience), with a past performance of publications in internationally recognized journals and proven ability to attract grants for his/her research. International experience as well as capacity to interact with other research groups within the department is highly recommended.
Successful evaluation will lead to a tenure position at the level of assistant/associate professor.

Additional information
Candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae, including previous research experience, a short outline of their future research line, and enthusiasm for participation within the department. As part of the procedure selected candidates will be invited to write an in-depth proposal of their innovative research line that they will carry out within the department

salary scale 12 or 13, depending on qualifications and experience
job type full time (36 hrs)
organisation VU Medical Center
department Molecular Celbiology
location Amsterdam


For more information about this position, you can contact Yvette van Kooyk, via telephone number: +31(0)20-4448084. For more information about the application procedure, you can contact Cees Knottnerus, recruiter via telephone number: +31(0)20-4445635.

Please apply before 08-05-2017 via the following link:

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