At the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University, we are passionate about understanding how the world works. We encourage the exchange of ideas and insights among our community members to address global challenges in science.

Join us at the European Career Fair in Boston!

Calling all academics who are passionate about advancing fundamental knowledge in the field of science! We invite you to connect with us at the European Career Fair (ECF) on Saturday 2 March 2024, at the MIT campus in Boston. 
We are excited to talk to you about the opportunities and impactful work happening in the world of science.

Mark your calendar and make plans to visit our booth at ECF. Let’s explore your opportunities to become part of our vibrant academic community.

We get a thrill out of advancing fundamental knowledge based on our work across six departments: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information and Computing Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. No matter how tough the questions, colleagues and professional support are always near, as well as our world-class infrastructure. With interdisciplinary research and inspiring education we bring future innovations closer. Due to our growth we welcomed 126 new colleagues in 2023.

Take a look at our current job openings

How we are working towards a better world

  • Weingarth group

    New antibiotic from microbial ‘dark matter’

    A new powerful antibiotic,isolated from bacteria that could not be studied before and named Clovibactin, seems capable of combating harmful bacteria and even multi-resistant ‘superbugs’.
    Publication by team science to the full
  • Potential to reduce methane emissions European energy industry

    The oil industry in Romania has an enormous potential for reducing methane emissions. In 2019, the amount of methane emitted by the Romanian oil industry was equal to the amount of methane emitted by all other European oil industries combined.
    What gas sources can be repaired
  • NPEC-opening Universiteit Utrecht

    Cutting-edge plant research lab NPEC open

    Researchers at this lab can automatically monitor the growth and development of thousands of plants. Simultaneously, they can precisely map the impact of pathogens, beneficial microorganisms, and other factors.
    NPEC: collaboration Utrecht and Wageningen
  • Minister Paul knipt de Möbiusband door om het Expertisepunt te openen

    Network function central to new Expertise Point for Mathematics

    With an allocation of 2.9 million euros for a period of five years, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is sending a clear signal about the importance of strengthening mathematics education for students at all school levels in the Netherlands.
    Strengthening mathematics education

Research infrastructure

The renewed Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC) of Utrecht University was officially opened. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, and Isabel Arends, Dean of the Faculty of Science, did so with the symbolic push of a button. The centre, which houses electron microscopes that are among the most advanced in the world, brings together a wide variety of scientific disciplines, both in life sciences and material sciences.

Our people

Are you interested in a career at the Faculty of Science? We are convinced that colleagues with different skills and perspectives make our teams stronger.