Head of Biotechnology department

Ref: 3874

Delft University of Technology


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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 01/01/2019

Head of Department, Biotechnology

TU Delft is a Global Top 100 research intensive university aiming to make a significant contribution towards a more sustainable society. The University conducts ground-breaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, training academic staff with a genuine commitment to society, and helps to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest at TU Delft. The Faculty’s mission is to find innovative solutions to some of the substantial problems faced by society with researchers active in the fields of life and health science & technology; bionanoscience; nanoscience & technology; chemical engineering; radiation science & technology; and applied physics.

The Biotechnology Department is one of seven research-focussed departments at the Faculty. The 26 permanent scientific staff aim to contribute to fundamental knowledge and understanding of enzymes, microorganisms and engineering principles and, based on this, to design, build and test new catalysts and processes.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences now seeks to appoint an ambitious new Head of Department of Biotechnology, with a strong strategic vision. She/he will take the lead in optimally aligning and adapting the Department’s activities in research and education to the challenges and opportunities in science, technology and society. Furthermore, the new Head of Department will actively stimulate, initiate and intensify collaboration with the neighbouring Departments of Bionanoscience and Chemical Engineering and with other Departments in- and outside the Delft University of Technology. 

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2404 376 or by emailing Annabelle.Thomson@perrettlaver.com. Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/, quoting reference 3874. The deadline for applications is 9am CET on Tuesday 1st January 2019.

Applications will be considered by the selection committee in early January and longlisted candidates will be invited to meet with Perrett Laver in January. Shortlisted candidates will be selected by the committee in mid-February and interviews with the appointment committee will take place thereafter.

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