Group leader position at the Hubrecht Institute at the senior or junior level

Location: Utrecht
Max hours per week: 38.00
Max salary: €7,362.00
Duration of agreement: Senior - Permanent | Junior - Fixed
Apply until: 11/15/2022


We welcome senior group leaders who have run their own lab to apply, as well as junior group leaders who have some years of experience as post-doc after obtaining their PhD and are ready to start their own lab.


Function of the candidate group leader

You will lead a research group at the Hubrecht Institute. You will run your group with scientific independence. Your research group will contribute to and/or complement the overall goal of the Hubrecht Institute to strengthen its unique position nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in developmental biology and stem cell research.

Given the international background of the Hubrecht Institute, we are very interested in international candidates. As it is our ambition to be a diverse and inclusive institute, we especially invite female scientists to apply. In addition to developmental biologists and stem cell researchers, we welcome scientists with a complementary scientific background  (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science) to apply.


The Institute

The Hubrecht Institute, a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), focuses on research in the field of developmental and stem cell biology. The Hubrecht performs fundamental research, which also provides insight into diseases, such as cancer and hereditary developmental disorders. The Hubrecht comprises a team of 20 group leaders with various, multidisciplinary expertises. The institute is affiliated with the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) since 2008 and has a partnership with EMBL in Heidelberg. The Hubrecht Institute is housed at the Utrecht Science Park. The institute was founded in 1916.


Research environment

The Hubrecht offers an international and highly dynamic scientific environment. For many years, the Hubrecht is an internationally recognized world-class research institute. The organization has a flat organizational structure with an informal and collaborative atmosphere. Scientific groups are supported by administrative and scientific facilities.


Research infrastructure and support

The Hubrecht offers group leaders ample support and space for setting up and carrying out research in a creative and innovative environment. Researchers get access to state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratory space, advanced microscopy and FACS, single-cell sequencing and animal facilities. The research infrastructure and support that is provided aims to facilitate full focus on scientific research at the highest level.


We offer

- A tenured position for senior group leaders, or

- A tenure track position for junior group leaders;

- Competitive salary and fringe benefits, eg. flexible working arrangements, relocation package, financial incentives;

- Career development;

- A modern scientific environment with excellent facilities and support.


Your application


Please upload your application letter including future plans and CV


Three letters of recommendation (only for junior group leaders) should be directed to:


Deadline: November 15th, 2022


For further information please contact Prof. dr. ir. A. van Oudenaarden




Terms of employment
Depending on education and experience the minimum salary is €5,784.00 and the maximum salary is €7,362.00 gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale 12/14 cao Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.

The KNAW offers its staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions.

For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the web page: werken bij de KNAW.


Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.


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