Professor in Bacterial Infection Biology

Professor in Bacterial Infection Biology

Utrecht University - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Utrecht, Netherlands

Job description

Utrecht University is pleased to invite applications for a Chair in Bacterial Infection Biology. The Chair will be appointed at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and its Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology to drive research and education as well as further strengthen and develop collaboration in this area.

The successful appointee will provide leadership to the Bacterial Infection Biology group and will be responsible for the overall quality of work as well as the associated (fundamental) research and teaching programmes. With an international reputation for excellence in innovative science in the field of (veterinary) bacterial infection biology, s/he will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing innovation of the educational curriculum.

The Bacterial Infection Biology group investigates the molecular interplay between bacteria and host mucosal tissue with the ultimate goal to develop novel therapy and prevention tools. The primary research aim is to unravel the mechanisms as to the how friendly (commensal) and harmful (pathogenic) bacteria can benefit from, adjust, or breach the host mucosal barrier.

The primary responsibilities and tasks of the Chair Bacterial Infection Biology include research, education and management. You will:

  • lead the Bacterial Infection Biology group being a role model, connector and strong motivator for all staff members; ensuring a healthy, productive and safe work environment;
  • initiate and supervise the development and delivery of internationally respected and innovative research in the area of bacterial infection biology, and acquiring appropriate research funding;
  • stimulate scientific excellence through the training, supervision and mentoring of postdocs, PhD students and BSc and MSc research internships;
  • contribute to outstanding education and designing innovative and high-quality teaching programmes in bacterial infection biology;
  • manage the day-to-day activities of the group, and ensure compliance with local and national regulations, especially in the area of biosafety;
  • contribute to the organisation, day-to-day activities and cohesion of the group;
  • contribute to and further expand collaborations within the Department, Faculty, and Utrecht Life Sciences.

Qualifications

The post-holder will be expected to:

  • hold a PhD degree in the field of (veterinary) bacterial infection biology or related fields;
  • have an international reputation for excellence in research in the field of (veterinary) bacterial infection biology demonstrated by an outstanding publication record and a proven track of attracting external funding;
  • have a clear vision on the opportunities and challenges of the field of (veterinary) bacterial infection biology;
  • have excellent communication and proven management and leadership skills focused on inspiring co-workers to achieve excellence;
  • have an interest in developing innovative teaching methods;
  • have experience with research in an international setting; have a strong international research network of collaborators;
  • have good organizational skills and ability to work in a structured manner;
  • have a strong proficiency in English and a willingness, and capacity, to learn Dutch.

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