Chair in Bacterial Infection Biology
Utrecht, the NetherlandsApply Now
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 27/04/2021
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 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a leading veterinary knowledge centre with a global reputation providing education and performing fundamental and applied research in the fields of animal health, diseases and welfare, and into related aspects of public health and the environment. This ambition requires multidisciplinary expertise over the entire spectrum from molecule to population. The Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology is part of the Department of Biomolecular Health Sciences, and is renowned for its expertise in the fields of clinical veterinary infectiology, immunology, infection biology, virology, molecular resistance and tick diseases.
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 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.
The primary tasks of the appointee are to:
The post-holder will be expected to:
Conditions of Employment
The position is offered on a fulltime basis. The gross monthly salary is dependent on previous qualifications and experience and ranges between €5,749 and €8,371 (scale H2 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % of annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % of annual salary per year. Additionally, Utrecht University offers an attractive package of secondary employment benefits.
Additional information can be downloaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference number 5061. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions at Rahel.Kessler@perrettlaver.com or +31 (0)20 240 9344.
How to Apply
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on email@example.com or +31 (0)20 240 9344. Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/, quoting the reference number 5061, and should consist of a completed qualification portfolio and a covering letter. The qualification portfolio is available on the aforementioned website, as ‘additional information’.
The closing date for applications is 9 am CET on Wednesday 28th April.
Applications will be considered by the selection committee on 11th May 2021 and shortlisted candidates will then be invited to speak informally with the University. Formal interviews will take place online on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May 2021. A second round of interviews combined with a campus visit will take place thereafter. An assessment on leadership competences can be part of the selection procedure.
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