Faculty Positions in Bionanoscience

Department/faculty: Faculty Applied Sciences
Level: Doctorate
Working hours: 38.0 hours weekly
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Salary: to be agreed upon

Faculty Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.

The Department of Bionanoscience (www.bn.tudelft.nl), part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology and part of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft (www.kavli.nl), is dedicated to pioneering, fundamental research at the interface between physics and biology. This young, international department was established in 2010 and has since expanded to currently 15 faculty members. The department offers excellent general facilities, including a central optical microscopy facility, a cryo-EM facility, extensive general cell biology and biochemistry facilities, and a large cleanroom facility, the Kavli Nanolab Delft. The Department strives for a collegial, nourishing, and inclusive environment. Since 2012, together with the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Department runs a Bachelor and Master program in Nanobiology, which provides a thorough combined training in biology and physics.

Job description

We invite applications for both junior (tenure-track) and senior faculty positions. Research in the Department of Bionanoscience is aimed at a quantitative, mechanistic understanding of how interactions at the nanoscale lead to biological function at the cellular scale. Current research activities include single-molecule biophysics, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and cell biology. We welcome applications in the entire range from nanophysics to synthetic and cell biology to complement and strengthen our current activities. Attractive start-up packages are offered at all levels of seniority.

A Tenure Track, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit www.tudelft.nl/tenuretrack


We seek group leaders with an outstanding scientific track record, researchers with a creative and collaborative mentality who appreciate scientific and engineering challenges in quantitative life sciences and who through their research, management skills, and teaching qualities can inspire co-workers and students alike. Successful candidates are expected to establish a strong, externally funded research programme and to be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate (Dutch or English) and graduate level (English). We especially welcome applications from female scientists. Applicants should hold a PhD. Dutch language skills are not required.

Conditions of employment

The maximum salary for an Assistant Professor is € 5405 per month gross, for an Associate Professor, € 6438 and for a Full Professor, €9375. Terms of employment and length of contract vary according to the position.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

For more information about these positions, see www.bn.tudelft.nl or contact the Department Chair Prof.dr. M. Dogterom, phone: +31 (0)15-2785937, e-mail: m.dogterom@tudelft.nl. Interested persons should submit a CV, a research plan, list of publications, and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references along with a letter of application by 1 September 2018 to Jolijn Leeuwenburgh, e-mail: j.l.leeuwenburgh@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWBN17-062.

Information and application


Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Faculty Applied Sciences
Working hours
38.0 hours weekly
to be agreed upon

Closing date
Sept. 1, 2018
Vacancy nr.


For more information about the application procedure, please contact:

E j.l.leeuwenburgh@tudelft.nl