Junior group leader (Assistant professor)

07/15/22   Netherlands   Erasmus MC  

Job description

The department of Hematology of the Erasmus MC invites prospective junior group leaders (PhD, MD or MD/PhD) to apply for the enlisted position with the intention to set-up or expand an independent line of research focused on cellular or molecular aspects of hemato-oncology.

Work environment

The department of Hematology performs world-leading research into the molecular mechanisms of leukemogenesis and the role of stromal and immune bone marrow microenvironments in disease pathobiology. Research programs are linked to a wide variety of international multi-center clinical trials that are coordinated by the department, with a focus on novel treatment options for AML/MDS, multiple myeloma and development of molecular diagnostics, as well as a broad range of clinical phase I to phase III trials testing novel treatment modalities for hematological malignancies.

The department has dedicated facilities for Flow cytometry, Next Generation (single cell) Sequencing, Imaging Mass Cytometry and bioinformatics support and expertise in animal models of leukemia. Successful applicants will have access to all facilities and a fully equipped lab. Intradepartmental meetings and communication are in English, and we offer an international environment in which the various research groups function in a highly interactive manner. 

Terms of employment

We offer a competitive salary and excellent secondary employment conditions. The employment conditions include an end-of-year and a holiday payment and contribution to a pension scheme. We also offer financial support for moving to the Netherlands. The position comes with a starting support package that includes your own salary, salary for 2 additional positions as well as annual bench fee. The junior group leader will be appointed for 5 years, with evaluations after the third and fifth year. If successful, junior group leaders can be offered a permanent position at the department after this period.

*Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and a individual travel expense package. 

*Pension insurance with ABP. We take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution. 


Candidates are expected to have built a strong track record in cellular or molecular aspects of hematology or oncology during their PhD and postdoctoral studies, supported by scientific achievements, first-author publications and preferably acquisition of competitive funding.

We encourage female and non-Dutch scientists to apply for this position.

Before you apply please check our conditions for employment.


How to apply

Application should include a CV, 2 letters of reference, a concise description of research interests (2 pages max) and future plans (2 pages max). Please e-mail your application to Tessa Mannee, t.mannee@erasmusmc.nl.


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