Lecturer Physics Practicals for Biomedical Engineering (BME) (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Science and Engineering


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the university is currently in the top 100 of several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers education and research in a wide range of science disciplines, from traditional disciplines such as physics and biology to interdisciplinary disciplines such as biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, and industrial engineering and management. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

This position will be embedded in FSE’s School of Science and Engineering, which offers 14 Bachelor degree programmes and 26 Master degree programmes to approximately 71000 students. In particular, you will become part of the so-called X-Lab-PAM team that takes care of physics, astronomy and mathematics laboratory and practical classes in the Faculty’s programmes.

Job description

We are seeking a Lecturer in (bio-)physics who can strengthen our Bachelor degree programme in Biomedical Engineering (BME). This is an interdisciplinary programme that offers students a science-based training in engineering, with an emphasis on technology for biomedical applications. The programme is centred around biomedical engineering courses and practicals, mixed with disciplinary topics like mathematics, physics, materials science and biology, that form a solid engineering foundation.

The tasks of the lecturer will include:

- coordination of physics laboratories and laboratory classes in the BME programme
- management and maintenance of the lab facilities, including preparation/purchasing of equipment
- Rrecruitment, selection and management of teaching assistants
- supervision of the daily operation of the labs, including students and teaching assistants in the labs
- innovating new and existing practicals for relevance to BME, and to incorporate on-site and on-line components
- introducing and implementing numerical / computational assignments in BME practicals
- developing, implementing and conducting lecture demonstrations (in collaboration with other BME course lecturers)
- working with the multi-disciplinary X-Lab-PAM team to support practical education across Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
- other teaching duties as assigned.


We encourage you to apply if you:

- have a PhD degree in the area of medical engineering, biophysics, or a related field
- have experience in physics experiments for undergraduate students
- have excellent laboratory or computer skills
- in possession of a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO). If do not have a UTQ/BKO, you will start as Teacher/Docent 4 and have to start with the UTQ/BKO within a year
- have good command of spoken and written English (Note: the Faculty of Science and Engineering education programmes are given in English)
- have a willingness to learn the Dutch Language (if you are not a Dutch speaker)
- are a team player with good communication skills
- are able to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a salary with a minimum of € 3,821 up to a maximum of € 5,230 gross per month (salary scale 11, starting salary depends on qualifications and experience) for a full-time position. UFO profile Teacher/Docent 3
- a holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3% of your yearly salary
- a minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment
- training opportunities to further develop your didactic capabilities
- an appointment for one year that will be extended indefinitely based on a positive performance review and starting the UTQ/BKO.

Consider our website for more information about the conditions of employment at the University of Groningen: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/that-is-why/

Job Application

Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

- a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
- a curriculum vitae, including a description of your teaching experience.

You may apply for this position until 26 June 11:59pm / before 27 June 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Interviews will be held from 5 to 8 July 2022.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr Jake Noel-Storr, X-Lab-PAM Team Leader

Dr Gerco Onderwater, Director School of Science and Engineering (for general information)
+31 50 3633557.

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 222375

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