The Hubrecht Institute

The Hubrecht Institute, a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), focuses on research in the field of developmental and stem cell biology. The Hubrecht performs fundamental research, which also provides insight into diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. The Hubrecht comprises a team of 20 group leaders with various, multidisciplinary expertise. The institute is affiliated with the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) since 2008 and recently established a partnership with EMBL in Heidelberg. The Hubrecht Institute is housed at the Utrecht Science Park "De Uithof". The institute was founded in 1916 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.


Research environment

The Hubrecht offers an international and highly dynamic scientific environment. For many years, the Hubrecht is an internationally recognized world-class research institute. The organization has a flat organisational structure with an informal and collaborative atmosphere. Scientific groups are supported by administrative and scientific facilities.


Research infrastructure and support

The Hubrecht offers group leaders plenty of support and space for setting up and carrying out research in a creative and innovative environment. Researchers get access to all state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratory space, advanced microscopy and FACS, single-cell sequencing, mass spectrometry, and animal facilities. The research infrastructure and support that is provided aims to facilitate full focus on scientific research at the highest level.


Function of the candidate group leader

You will lead a research group at the Hubrecht Institute. You will set up your group with scientific independence. Your research group will contribute to and/or complement the overall goal of the Hubrecht Institute to strengthen its unique position nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in developmental biology and stem cell research. Given the international background of the Hubrecht Institute, we are very interested in international candidates. Moreover, we especially invite female scientists to apply. We welcome scientists within the field of developmental and stem cell biology, with a biology as well as a complementary background (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science) to apply.


We offer

- A tenure track position for a period of 5 to 7 years for junior group leaders;
- A tenured position for senior group leaders;
- Competitive salary and fringe benefits;
- A modern scientific environment with excellent facilities and support.

Your application

For further information please contact Prof. dr. ir. A. van Oudenaarden

Your application (cover letter, CV, and a concise description of research interests and future research plans should be directed to: For junior group leader applications please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be emailed to:

Deadline: December 10th, 2017.


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