The Full Professor position will be embedded in the research section Membrane Biochemistry & Biophysics external link (MBB) of the Bijvoet Centre and Department of Chemistry. Research within MBB is focused on understanding the structure, organization, biogenesis, and function of biological membranes at a molecular level and exploring potential applications in health and (bio)technology. In-depth expertise on a wide range of experimental systems, including model membranes, bacteria, yeast, mammalian cell lines, and C.elegans is available. The professorship will also be part of the Institute of Biomembranes external link, which is a multi-disciplinary and interfaculty research-training institute and graduate school at Utrecht University.
Working within the Bijvoet Centre, you will be involved in generating new insights into the dynamic molecular organization of life, creating novel opportunities to treat diseases ranging from bacterial infections to cancer.
You have a PhD and established a successful, independent research line. You have an excellent track record in research, and you have the experience necessary to be a successful group leader within an international research and education environment. Your expertise lies in the field of membrane biochemistry, possibly with links to membrane biophysics. Ideally, you will add new and exciting membrane-oriented research that complements existing research lines and create new synergies. You are expected to seek funding for new research projects through personal, national, European, and other international grant opportunities. You have excellent teaching skills and a strong drive to share your knowledge with students. You have the ambition to actively participate in teaching Biochemistry at both BSc and MSc level. You are enthusiastic, proactive, and very open to interdisciplinary research, you have an open-minded and collaborative mindset, and you are able to act as an outward-looking ambassador for Utrecht University, communicating your knowledge to the next generation of scientists and across networks.