Post-Doc (Veterinary) Immunology (1.0 FTE)

Hours per week: 
36 to 40
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Department Biomolecular Health Sciences
Application deadline: 

Job description

The Immunology section, faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University Utrecht invites applications for a (senior) Post-Doc position. The candidate is expected to set up his/her own line of research addressing fundamental questions in (veterinary) Immunology, participate in ongoing research as well as to take part in the academic teaching duties of the section. To attract external funding is an important aspect of the function. 

The Immunology group focusses on fundamental and applied research with emphasis on all aspects of vaccination, innovative approaches in immuno-modulation, especially in chronic inflammatory diseases and basic research on mechanisms of cellular immunity to intracellular pathogens and infection in many different species.  


Candidates should have a PhD degree and a strong background in vaccinology and/or immunology, preferably with veterinary affinity. The candidate should have documented success in research endorsed by publications on relevant topics and proven skills in fundraising is a pre.


We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for a period of one year. The gross monthly salary depends on experience and qualifications, and ranges from a minimum of € 2,790 to a maximum of € 4,274 (i.e. salary scale 10/11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) on a fulltime basis. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8,3%. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

About the organisation

The Immunology section is part of the division Infectious Diseases and Immunology within the department Biomolecular Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. We offer a supportive and vibrant scientific community that values academic and personal growth.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a unique position in the Netherlands. It is the only institution where Veterinarians are trained and Researchers are working together in innovative scientific research. In addition, the faculty provides specialist clinical care in the largest academic veterinary hospital in Europe. Thanks to this position, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a point of contact for all veterinary matters, both nationally and increasingly internationally. The faculty employs approximately 900 Veterinarians, Scientists and support staff and counts 1,500 students.

Additional information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Femke Broere by Please do not send your application letter to this e-mail address.


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

The application deadline is 30 November 2020.