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Principal investigator / Researcher (tenure track)

  • 36 hours
  • Salary: 3672 to 5040 euro
  • contract with stipulated time

Your challenge

We are looking for an excellent candidate who aims to establish an independent and extramurally-funded research program that fits within one or more of the department’s three research themes: cardiac and skeletal myopathies, atrial fibrillation and heart failure, microvascular dysfunction in failing and ageing hearts.
Successful evaluation of the tenure track (max. 4 years) will lead to a tenured position at the level of assistant/associate professor.

Your profile

We aim for a candidate at senior post-doctoral level (3-6 years of 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 the research themes within the department is highly recommended.

Candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae, including previous research experience and a short outline of their future research line. As part of the procedure, selected candidates are invited to write an in-depth proposal of their innovative research line that they wish to carry out within the department. The proposal will be presented during an interview with members from the Physiology department and external committee members.

Your work environment

The department of Physiology aims to improve (cardiac) muscle function and prevent vascular dysfunction in various clinical pathologies. Our department has an excellent track record in innovative translational research, in which we combine state-of-art methodologies for functional and structural studies in muscular and vascular preparations with studies in patients in close collaboration with clinical departments. The department offers an outstanding scientific and stimulating research environment with high-end core facilities for muscle physiology, fly, fish and rodent models, vessel and endothelial cell studies combined with a broad range of biochemical analyses (at the level of DNA, RNA, protein). Research is embedded in the Amsterdam UMC institute Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences. Amsterdam UMC houses a serie of excellent core facilities, i.e. genomics, proteomics, imaging and rodent facility. The department of Physiology actively participates in educational programs of the Human Health and Life Sciences Bachelor program of the Vrije Universiteit, Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Master and Amsterdam University College

We offer

Salary Scale 11: 3672 tot 5040 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

Depending on qualifications and experience scale 12 is considered.
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).

Additional information

If you want further information, please go to our website.

Job interviews will take place on the 27th or 28th of March 2019.


Don’t hesitate to call us!
If you’re interested about this position, you can contact Secretary of Physiology, via telephone number 06-27339910.
If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Anne Drost, corporate recruiter at 020-4445635.

You can apply till 31 January 2019 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.