Your work environment

VUmc is one of the leading medical centres in the Netherlands in which fundamental-translational research is intertwined with clinical expertise and health care. Within the preclinical department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology, which employs 120 people including researchers, lecturers and full and part-time professors, we perform research in Immunology/Cell biology within field of Oncology, Gastroenterology and Neurology. The department is responsible for innovative, cutting-edge fundamental and translational research. MCBI provides a scientific environment, where high-end flow-cytometry and microscopy core facilities are present, allowing the performance of state-of-the-art research. The department is unique in the Netherlands as it harbours also a Biochemistry Core facility equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation for analytical glycochemistry and peptide synthesis. The department provides teaching programs in the field of Biochemistry, Histology, Cell Biology and Immunology for the faculty of life sciences and medicine.

Your challenge

The department seeks a part time/full time professor who will enforce the experimental disciplines in our department with implementation in the field of immunology within the research themes of the department. He/she will develop and apply new analytical approaches using our technology platforms to strengthen his / her research line.

Your profile

The candidate should have a background in biomedical research with affinity for immunology. A proven ability to attract external grants to finance his/her postdocs and PhD students is required. The candidate should demonstrate a proven record of excellent capabilities of leadership and collaborations, innovation and valorisation of research outcomes. Experience in teaching of undergraduate and graduate programs is favoured.

Candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae, including their previous research experience, a short outline of their future research program (max. 3 pages), and displaying his/her enthusiasm for participation within the department.

We offer

Salary Scale 14: 5229 tot 6665 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

or salary scale 16 (6169 to 8127 euro gross when employed full-time) depending on qualifications and experience.
Apart from an excellent salary we also offer an 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% holiday pay. For more information see our working conditions on the website.

For Dutch citizens it is mandatory to provide a VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag).
For more information see ‘Screeningsprocedure’ at veelgestelde vragen.

Additional information

Further information:


If you’re interested about this position, you can contact Prof.dr. Y. van Kooyk, via telephone number 020-4448080. If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Lonneke Schagen, corporate recruiter at 020-4445635. You can apply till 20 December 2017 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.