Friday, 25 November 2011

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) on Nanotechnologies for Biomolecular Physics

Specificaties - (uitleg)
FunctietypesHoogleraren, UHD’s, UD’s & lectoren
Uren38.0 uren per week
Solliciteer binnen 50 dagen op deze vacature



Nano- and microtechnologies are powerful tools to engineer, probe and detect very small amounts of biological material. Investigations range from nano- and microtechnologies for the control of biological assays in lab-on-a-chip devices, to nanotechnologies for biophysical studies of molecules and cells. The aim is always to achieve quantitative control and understanding of biophysical interactions, with resolution down to single molecules and single cells.

We have a position available for an assistant professor in the group Molecular Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics (headed by prof. Prins, The group is a member of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems ( and the BioNano centre of the federation of Dutch Universities of Technology (

We focus on investigating nanotechnologies for studies of proteins and protein function, both in a molecular and a cellular context, with application potential in medical biosensing. We collaborate intensively with research groups working in molecular and cellular biology, biophysical theory, and in industrial and clinical applications.



The new assistant professor is expected to:
  • Perform research in the field of nanotechnologies for biological investigations

  • Obtain grants from national and international funding organisations

  • Publish in renown scientific journals

  • Make a significant contribution to the educational program of the department

  • Supervise MSc and PhD students

  • Promote the applicability of the research results

  • Maintain and expand contacts with industrial partners

  • Functie-eisen


    The candidate is expected to have:
  • A PhD degree, a strong background in Physics, and a track record in biophysics and/or bionanotechnologies and/or lab-on-a-chip technologies. Experience with particle-based nanotechnologies (e.g. magnetic tweezers or optical tweezers) and optical microscopies is desirable.

  • Prior international post-doctoral or equivalent experience in initiating, performing and supervising research projects

  • Scientific creativity and productivity, reflected in refereed publications and conference contributions

  • Experience with fund raising and teaching is desirable

  • Ambition to improve his/her teaching performance by taking part in educational training programs

  • Ability to (learn to) teach in Dutch and in English

  • Abilities to become associate or full professor in the future.

  • Arbeidsvoorwaarden

    Conditions of employment

    This position is intended as an entry level for applicants aspiring to become associate professor or full professor. The initial appointment will be for four years. After three years a decision about permanent employment will be made. The gross salary will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, saving schemes and excellent sports facilities.

    Additionele informatie

    Further information

    For further information please contact Prof. Menno Prins (, Molecular Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics, Dept. of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology.


    Please send us your application (including a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests, a list of publications and contact information of three references) before 16 January 2012 using the following link:

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