Skip to content  

Werken bij de TU/e

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Mammalian Synthetic Biology

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has a vacancy for a position (1 fte) in Mammalian Synthetic Biology. This vacancy is part of the Irčne Curie Fellowship, and is only open for female candidates in the first six months of recruitment.
Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
Universitaire docent
Faculteit(en)
Faculteit Biomedische Technologie
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
30/06/2020
Aanvraagnummer
V50.4381

Functieomschrijving

Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) offers a research driven BME Bachelor program and Masters in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Engineering in its Graduate Program. Its research areas range from Molecular Bioengineering and Imaging, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering to Biomedical Imaging and Modelling. The department has more than 800 students and up to 200 tenured and non-tenured employees.

Institute for Complex Molecular Systems

The Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) is an interdisciplinary institute at the TU/e which brings excellent researchers from different areas together to promote cross-breeding of ideas across disciplines in the departments Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. The institute aims to create and study biologically relevant functional structures with the ultimate goal of understanding the complexity of life. The new faculty member will be part of the Grip of Complexity program which focuses on fundamental research that combines experiments and data analysis with mathematical modeling, analysis and control.

See here for more information about the department, here or more information about the current research programs and here for more information about the Grip of Complexity program.

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is ranked as one of the most innovative universities located in the heart of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands, the Brainport region. The unique positioning in one of Europe’s leading tech regions also means excellent job opportunities for spouses. TU/e actively facilitates career opportunities for partners of successful candidates. Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, and including suburbs, it has about 420,000 inhabitants. Our training and research programs are highly regarded, and we foster close relationships with companies, organizations, and research institutes in the Brainport region and beyond. Fundamental and applied research are equally valued here. The high rank of the TU/e is due to the impact of its scientific research and also to its scientific co-­publications with industry. TU/e is a social and inspiring university with a vibrant culture. Surrounded by people who share your scientific ambitions, we translate our basic research into meaningful solutions. The TU/e currently has nine departments, with over 11,000 students in total.

Functie-eisen

What we are looking for: We seek to appoint a scientist or engineer who is passionate about research as well as teaching. We are looking for a creative and pro-active team player to establish a complementary research line.

Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Mammalian synthetic biology will play an important role in the design of living technologies that monitor and therapeutically modulate human physiology as well as in fundamental understanding of basic (multi)cellular functions. The person in this Assistant Professor position will use synthetic biology approaches for the experimental and computational design of mammalian cellular systems with unprecedented new functions. The new faculty member will be expected to develop a strong, internationally recognized program in mammalian synthetic biology. Examples of relevant research topics include, but are not limited to: i) the engineering of genetic or protein-based intracellular circuits to program predictable cellular behavior, ii) the development of synthetic receptors for recognition of user-specified extracellular cues, iii) the engineering of self-organized multicellular systems, iv) the application of computational protein design for designing and controlling inter and intracellular signal transduction, v) the use of combined high-throughput and deep learning approaches to interrogate regulatory design principles and vi) the application of genetically engineered mammalian cell devices for therapeutic purposes.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

We offer:

  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department;
  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming associate professor. After a maximum of 4 years the tenure decision will be made. If you have a more senior profile, you will receive a tailor-made career proposal.
  • As an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.
  • In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes).
  • Family friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Irène Curie Fellowship: The program is aimed to attract talented women who pursue an academic career in our university. Aside from the advantages of a diverse workforce, these fellows can serve as role models for the next generation of female scientists. As an Irène Curie Fellow, you are entitled to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career. In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment. An Irène Curie Fellow will be part of the Fellowship Program for a period of 5 years starting with the date of appointment. Please see also: https://www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/scientific-staff/irene-curie-fellowship/

Informatie en sollicitatie

Information:

How to apply: If you would like to apply, please send us your application by using the 'apply now’ button on the TU/e website. Your application must include: 

If you are interested in this position, you can only use the 'apply now'-button on this page.

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position
  • A detailed CV
  • A detailed list of publications and achievements
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • The contact information of three referees

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine files.

Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. If no female candidate is found in the first six months of recruitment, this vacancy will be re-opened as a generic vacancy.