For this newly created position we are looking for a candidate with the ambition to reach a leading position in Systems or Computational Biology and experience in the areas of multiscale modelling of biological systems and/or machine learning of biological data.
The Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) is an interdisciplinary research centre aimed at integrating and modelling biological data from different empirical domains using data-driven as well as theory-driven analytical and modelling approaches. MaCSBio has been growing steadily since its foundation in 2015 and is well connected to other parts of Maastricht University. Because of this, we have access to state-of-the-art clinical, laboratory, and imaging infrastructure to generate (human) experimental data.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) at Maastricht University is rapidly expanding its research and teaching activities. In view of this, MaCSBio has a new position for an ambitious Associate or Full Professor to complement our current research lines in Systems Medicine of Chronic Diseases, Computational Neuro-Genetics, and Systems Toxicology.
We are looking for a candidate with the ambition to reach a leading position in Systems or Computational Biology and experience in the areas of multiscale modelling of biological systems (e.g. dynamic (ODE) models, genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs)) and/or machine learning of biological data (e.g. multi-omics data integration, imaging genomics, network biology). MaCSBio has so far focussed mainly on human systems biology but we welcome candidates with expertise on other organisms (e.g. plants, microbes) or with a more methodological focus.
The successful candidate is expected to acquire externally funded research projects, lead and participate in interdisciplinary research teams, and pursue strategies to translate research results into innovation. You will participate in teaching and coordination of bachelor and master courses, in particular in the 2-year Master Programme in Systems Biology hosted by MaCSBio.
Our ideal candidate has:
• A PhD degree in systems biology, computational biology, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, or a related field;
• The ambition to reach a leading position in these areas;
• An excellent track record in scientific publications;
• A strong scientific network;
• Proven experience in the acquisition and management of externally funded research projects;
• Experience in teaching and supervision of PhD candidates and BSc/MSc students. Maastricht University requires teaching staff to have the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or acquire this qualification preferably within the first year;
• A personality characterized by collaboration, vision, and ambition;
• Fluency in the English language.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education;
- The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplemented with local provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees;
- We offer a gross monthly salary between € 5,190 and max. € 8,371 depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment (38 hours/week);
- On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of the year allowance;
- We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, optional model for designing a personalised benefits package and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.
- We offer an employment contract as Associate or Full Professor (depending on experience and qualifications). The nature of your initial appointment depends on your qualifications and may be either permanent or fixed-term with the intention of permanent upon mutually positive assessment. Intended start date is as soon as possible.
Located in the heart of Europe, Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands with half of our students and one third of academic staff coming from abroad. In total, UM has around 20,000 students and 4,400 employees and represents 100 different nationalities. Maastricht University is a stimulating environment where research and teaching are complementary, where innovation is our focus and where talent can flourish. Research is characterised by a multidisciplinary, thematic, and collaborative approach, and with education, forms the core of UM.
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Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is home to several outstanding departments and institutions covering education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as the liberal arts and sciences.
Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio)
The Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) is one of the youngest research centres of Maastricht University. MaCSBio strives to perform cutting edge research in the interdisciplinary field of Systems Biology, combining biology and state-of-art technology for the acquisition of biological data with advanced mathematical and computational methods. Research projects at MaCSBio focus on human, multiscale modelling in research lines on Systems Medicine of Chronic Diseases, Computational Neuro-Genetics, and Systems Toxicology. In addition to the postdocs and PhD-candidates currently working at MaCSBio, we aim to train a new generation of systems biology researchers by offering courses in several Bachelor programmes and a Master programme in Systems Biology.