Associate professor/ senior lecturer Bioinformatics


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Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Instituut voor Life Science & Technology

The Institute for Life Science and Technology is one of the 17 schools of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences. It offers bachelor programs in Biomedical Research, Bioinformatics, Medical Diagnostics and Chemistry/ Chemical Technology. It is also home to an active research group, ALIFE, which aims to do primary as well as contract research with international partners in energy, health and the Biobased Economy. Within the Bioinformatics team, research from the ALIFE programs is carried out in areas such as metagenomics, interface design for genomic data processing and data science in a broader sense.

Organisational context

You will be employed at the Institute for Life Science and Technology and will become part of the Bioinformatics team which exists of about 15 professional and enthusiastic (senior) lecturers. In first instance the team is, depending on background and experience, looking for an associate professor/ senior lecturer with a possible advancement to the position of professor. You will report to the team manager.

Job description

As an associate professor/ senior lecturer your focus will be on developing, coordinating and executing innovative, multidisciplinary, long term applied research programmes and activities in the field of bioinformatics. You formulate research issues, know how to find research funds and resources, acquire projects, publish results and translate them to the educational context, e.g. by developing courses and study materials. You will lead expert teams and manage lecturers content wise. You also maintain lasting relationships with the professional practice, knowledge institutions and other relevant groups.
More related to the educational part you participate in designing, evaluating and improving the curriculum in cooperation with the other members of the team. Additionally, you will develop students' knowledge and skills and coach them through projects, traineeships and/ or graduation projects.

All this work will be done in a dynamic environment where initiative and personal growth are encouraged. Within an excellent research infrastructure you will work closely together with other researchers, lecturers and students.

Job requirements

We are seeking to appoint an experienced individual to join our team. The successful candidate will have:
- a PhD in the Life Sciences or Computer Sciences and shown expertise in bioinformatics;
- thorough knowledge of the latest developments within the area of expertise;
- a proven track record in acquisition of research projects and/ or research proposals for funding agencies;
- proven managerial and coaching experience;
- excellent oral and writing skills in English. Proficiency in Dutch is an advantage;
- effective skills in supporting active learning and teaching;
- experience with data mining/ machine learning methods is a definite plus.

Together with these competencies:
- result-driven
- innovative
- pro-active
- flexible

Terms of employment

Depending on the background and experience of the eligible candidate, we offer a position as an associate professor (formal function name senior university lecturer) in function scale 13 or as a senior lecturer (formal function name university lecturer) in function scale 12. The salary for the senior university lecturer position will amount to a gross minimum of € 4,513.= and a gross maximum of € 5,750.= and for the university lecturer position to a gross minimum of € 3,940.= and a gross maximum of € 5,301.= per month. These amounts are based on a full time position. The date of entrance will be as soon as possible and it concerns a one year, temporary contract which may be renewed and eventually become a permanent faculty position depending on performance. As mentioned before there will also be a possible advancement to the position of professor. The appointment is subject to current cao-hbo guidelines. A certificate of good conduct may be required. You will get reimbursement for the fee by the Hanze University..

Further information

Should you need any further information regarding this vacancy, please contact drs. Ida van der Veen, team manager Bioinformatics, at telephone number (+31) (0)50-595 4772. Should you have any questions using the digital application form, please contact HR Recruitment, telephone number + 31 (0)50-595 7505.

Vacancy status

This vacancy has an internal and semi-external status; this means that employees of Hanze University of Applied Sciences and organisations that are members of Noorderlink are treated as if they were internal employees. We do not appreciate acquisition in reference to this advertisement.




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