Associate professor

36 hours a week

Closing date: June 2

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious, early/mid career Assistant / Associate professor with a proven track record in the field of molecular metabolism, with a focus on metabolic control during stress and ageing.

Job description

A tenured position on molecular metabolism in (healthy) ageing.

Working environment

The European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) is part of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the University of Groningen (UoG) in Groningen, The Netherlands. Research at ERIBA aims to identify molecular mechanisms of ageing as potential targets to prevent, delay or treat age-related diseases and to promote healthy ageing. Our research teams use different model systems and state-of-the art technology platforms. We work in close collaboration with pre-clinical and clinical departments at the UMCG, and with various local, national and international partners to accelerate translation of our discoveries. ERIBA is located on the Healthy Ageing Campus Groningen where Academia and Life Science companies meet.

We are looking for a candidate who

  • Pursues an independent line of research, using innovative/state of the art research model systems and/or technologies.
  • Has a collaborative spirit and interest to seek synergy with other research groups in ERIBA, UMCG and UoG.
  • Has a proven track record of conducting high quality and creative fundamental research.
  • Has been successful in acquiring external funding.
  • Has an effective (international) network.
  • Is a passionate teacher able to convey his knowledge of the field to new generations of professionals.
  • Is an inspiring leader with the ability to build and coach a research group.

What do we offer

  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience and expertise, based on a full-time appointment as associate/full professor.In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).
  • A competitive start-up package.
  • Information about the city of Groningen:

Usefull links:
UMCG website:

Additional informatio
ERIBA is part of the multidisciplinary research cluster Biomedical Sciences and Technology (BS&T) of UMCG, together with the Departments of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) and Biomedical Technology (BMT). Research programs of ERIBA are embedded in the UMCG Research Institute “Mechanisms of Health, Ageing and Disease”.

The UMCG is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, values diversity and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
For more information about the vacancy please contact Folkert Kuipers PhD, Scientific Director of ERIBA, at [email protected]

How to apply
Full applications including a motivation letter, your resume, and a research statement (1A4 with 5-year perspectives/plans + 3 key references) will receive full consideration. You can only apply using the digital application form at the UMCG website and upload the relevant documents. Following your application, you will receive an email confirmation.

For questions about the position

Any questions? Do contact us.

Prof. Dr. F. Kuipers Cluster voorzitter en afdelingshoofd afdeling Verouderingsbiologie

To apply

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed.
You can apply until 2 June 2024.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.


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