Assistant or Associate Professor of Computational Biology

0.8 - 1.0 FTE
Gross monthly salary
€ 3,974 - € 7,362
Required background
Organizational unit
Faculty of Science
Application deadline

We are looking for a faculty member in Computational Biology who will complement and strengthen research, teaching and management at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences  institute, Faculty of Science (RIMLS-Science), and who will be embedded in the department of Molecular Developmental Biology. Candidates at different seniority and career stages are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

We see opportunities for computational biology research in the areas of (single cell) multi-omics, systems and quantitative biology, as well as for computational method development in these areas. Other potential areas of interest include computational aspects of single molecule imaging, spatial transcriptomics, metabolomics, chemical biology, and applications of artificial intelligence and deep learning.

You will strengthen the excellent international scientific profile of RIMLS-Science and its central mission of studying molecular mechanisms of disease. You will establish collaborations within RIMLS-Science, with the Faculty of Science and the Radboud university medical centre, and with other national and international institutes.

You will play your part in the organisation and management activities related to RIMLS-Science's research and education programmes. Together with a colleague, you will also take responsibility for supervising RIMLS-Science's bioinformatics support team.


  • You are a computational biologist with a track-record of innovative and impactful science, as evidenced by high-quality publications and/or the development of scientific software.
  • You are an enthusiastic, creative and team science-minded scientist and lecturer who wants to conduct research in computational biology or data science with relevance to health and disease.
  • You have an evident passion for teaching and are willing to contribute to our institute's educational programmes.
  • You have the ambition to become a successful research group leader with good managerial and communication skills and an open attitude.
  • You have clear ideas about how to acquire external funding for your research.
  • You are eager to collaborate and participate in projects of a multidisciplinary nature.
  • You are interested in the industrial or societal application of your research.
  • You are keen to contribute to our state-of-the art, English taught Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.
  • You have a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, or an equivalent qualification), or you are willing to work towards obtaining such a qualification. Experience in different teaching activities and an affinity with teaching innovation would be an advantage.

We are

The RIMLS is a leading interfaculty research institute of the Faculties of Science (FNWI) and Medicine (Radboudumc) at Radboud University. Research areas of the RIMLS-Science institute (embedded within RIMLS but affiliated to the Faculty of Science) include epigenetics, stem cell and developmental biology, cancer biology and inflammation, and computational biology. The central research theme is regulation of gene expression during development and in health and disease. Important technologies that are used include (single cell) multi-omics analyses, proteomics, super resolution microscopy, single molecule biophysics and computational biology. For this, RIMLS operates its own high-end facilities. Our fundamental and applied research in medical biology and molecular life sciences has clear connections to other institutes of the Faculty of Science as well as to more clinically oriented research programmes at departments within the Radboud university medical center. 

RIMLS is significantly involved in teaching activities at Radboud University, including courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Genomics and Big Data within the curriculum of the Bachelor's degree programme in Biology. Furthermore, RIMLS coordinates the Master's track specialisation in Medical Epigenomics, in which Computation for Biologists is one of the core courses. Our institute also offers internships to Bachelor's and Master's students.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • Depending on your scientific track record and experience you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, potentially with career track criteria for future promotion.
  • For an Assistant Professor the gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €6,181 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 or 12).
  • For an Associate Professor the gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,506 and a maximum of €7,362 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 13 or 14).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months. Upon a positive performance evaluation at the end of this period, the contract may be converted into a permanent one.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Would you like more information?

For questions about the position, please contact Prof.dr. Gert Jan Veenstra, head of the department of Molecular Developmental Biology at Alternatively, you can contact Dr. Rosemary Yu, Assistant Professor at

Practical information and applying

You can apply until 23 October 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Gert Jan Veenstra. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • A selection of 3-5 of your most significant publications with brief descriptions.
  • A research statement, including a description of how your research will align with RIMLS-Science's research programme (max. one A4 page).
  • A teaching statement (max. one A4 page).

The first round of interviews will take place on 22 and 23 November. 

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We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

Prof. Veenstra, G.J.C. (Gert Jan)

head of the department of Molecular Developmental Biology

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