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Assistant Professor in the field of Plant Molecular Biology

Vacancy number: 18-176

The Faculty of Science and the Institute of Biology Leiden are looking for a candidate who can develop her/his own scientific group, as an Assistant Professor in the field of Plant Molecular Biology (Tenure Track, 1.0 FTE).

Key responsibilities
The candidate is expected to develop a strong independent research line that is attractive for BSc, MSc and PhD students, and can successfully compete for funding at the national (NWO, STW, Top Sector) and international (ERC, EU) level. Preferably, the research line should be complementary to and thus strengthen the existing research on plant defense, development or genome editing. She/he will be expected to contribute to IBL’s BSc and/or MSc teaching program.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in molecular (plant) science;
  • An excellent track record with high impact publications;
  • A broad international network;
  • Experience with modern plant molecular and cellular techniques and bioinformatics;
  • Affinity with mathematical modelling;
  • A good command of the English language, both in speech and in writing;
  • A good command of the Dutch language, or be prepared to learn the Dutch language;
  • Successful in raising research funds;
  • Energetic ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker with a clear view on a challenging research and education program;
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this certificate within two years. Within two years a language proficiency of a minimum at level B2 Dutch required.

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Enquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Remko Offringa ( If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact Mrs. Henrike Kogels (

Applications should be sent by email to Mrs. Henrike Kogels. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A brief description of research interests and experience;
  • A full CV (including a list of publications, and the names and addresses of at least two persons who have agreed to be contacted for references).

The first interviews will be planned in the weeks of June 18 and June 25, 2018

Leiden University, IBL, NL
postponed to June 15, for first interviews

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