At the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University, we are passionate about understanding how the world works. We encourage you to exchange ideas and insights with our researchers, lecturers and students to address global challenges in science.

Do you get a thrill out of advancing fundamental knowledge? Then come and work in one our departments: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information and Computing Sciences, or 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 you bring future innovations closer. In 2023 we welcomed 26 new colleagues because of our growth. Will you join us this year?

Take a look at our current job openings

How we are working towards a better world

  • Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse, Wim Goettsch, Francine Brinkhuis, Lourens Bloem

    Lack proof of added benefit many oncology drugs

    41 Percent of the 458 evaluations were negative, indicating that no added benefit was (or could be) determined. This seemed particularly the case for medicines that were approved through special regulations called expedited pathways.
    Research about added benefit fast-tracked drugs
  • Roadmap to a carbon-neutral refinery by 2050

    In a highly visionary Nature article, they present a roadmap in which oil refineries could be reinvented to be completely fossil-free. “We wanted to see what would be needed to make a fossil-free refinery and took that to the extreme.”
    How is this possible?
  • Het team dat meewerkt aan FLOW

    23 million euros for protein research

    The researchers will comprehensively chart the supervision of specific proteins within the cell. Ultimately, this aims to exert control over the fate of these proteins. Such insights could pave the way for novel approaches targeting diseases like Parkinson's and cystic fibrosis.
    Interdisciplinary approach
  • Universitair docent en onderzoeker bij het AI & Mobility Lab Marcel van Kooten Niekerk is ook buschauffeur

    Artificial Intelligence in public transport

    In the AI & Mobility Lab, researchers collaborate with specialists on innovative AI techniques to make public transport more robust and future proof. Van Kooten Niekerk supervises students in their graduation and PhD research since May 2023.
    Bus driver and Assistant Professor

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.