Assistant Professor/Clinician in Equine Reproduction (1.0 FTE)

Hours per week: 
36 to 40
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Departement Clinical Sciences
Application deadline: 

Job description

We are searching for an Assistant Professor/Clinician to join our Reproduction team at the Utrecht University Equine Clinic. The reproduction team consists of five veterinarians (two ECAR diplomats, one ACT diplomate, one resident and one intern), three clinical assistants, 3 lab assistants, two secretaries and a small group of dedicated researchers. 
We are responsible for examining and/or treating a wide range of reproductive conditions in mares and stallions, and conducting research into assisted reproductive technologies and the causes of sub-fertility and early pregnancy loss. Our clinical service includes a broad range of assisted reproductive technologies including embryo transfer, ovum-pick up and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. During the breeding season, we manage more than 400 (mare) artificial insemination cycles per season, perform around 250 embryo flushes and transfer more than 1000 embryos of which more than 850 embryos are frozen-thawed ICSI embryos. Outside the breeding season, we perform more than 700 OPUs and perform routine evaluation of semen from more than 200 stallions per year.

The appointee will primarily be involved in clinical duties (routine reproductive management of donor and recipient mares, OPU, embryo flushes and transfers) and associated teaching (students, interns and resident training). In addition, and depending on previous track record, the appointee will be involved in designing, performing and/or supervising research projects. The appointee will participate in out-of-hours duties (routine weekend work (1 in 3); obstetrical emergencies).


You are a veterinarian with extensive experience of clinical equine reproduction including assisted reproductive technologies and, preferably, a post-graduate diploma in equine reproduction (i.e. European College of Animal Reproduction or American College of Theriogenologists). 

The University Equine Clinic aspires to quality, efficiency and a high standard of customer service; you share this vision, are a good team-worker and an able communicator.


You will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for one year with an extenstion upon a successful assessment in the first year. The gross salary salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between  €3,974 and €6,181 (scale 11/12 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. 

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Utrecht University has high expectations for teaching quality and study success rates. This also applies to its research profiles. The university plays a prominent role in society and seeks to contribute to finding answers to topical and future societal issues.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the only veterinary school in the Netherlands. It employs approximately 900 staff and is one of Europe’s leaders in veterinary education, research and patient-care and is accredited by the European, American and Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations. The faculty organizes its research activities via an Institute of Veterinary Research and participates in the university-wide research program “Life Sciences”. The faculty also provides academic training for veterinarians, researchers and would-be specialists.

At the Equine Clinic, you will work alongside approximately 60 veterinarians and a similar number of support staff. Approximately two-thirds of the veterinarians are specialists in the various disciplines or certified equine general practitioners; the remaining one-third consists of interns, residents and PhD students. Together we are responsible for the education of veterinary students, provision of clinical services to equids presented from both within the Netherlands and abroad (including first opinion, referral and emergency cases) and both clinical research and more fundamental research in the areas of regenerative medicine and reproduction.

Additional information

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Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. 

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The application deadline is 1 October 2022.