Research oriented veterinarian with experience in pig health (1,0 FTE)

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

Job description

The Department of Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University has the ambition to contribute to sustainable livestock production by education, research and societal outreach. The team for sustainable poultry and pig health invites nominations or applications for an enthusiastic research oriented veterinarian with experience in pig health. 

The successful candidate will start with a three year appointment at Assistant Professor level, to be followed by a tenure-track position if the terms of the appointment have been met. The position carries approximately 70 % research and 30% teaching responsibilities.


The successful candidate:

  1. possesses a DVM degree and a PhD degree, a diploma of the ECPHM or equivalent is considered an asset;
  2. has (demonstrated) potential to develop research proposals and acquire funding;
  3. has experience in teaching.

The successful candidate is expected to develop research projects focused on infectious diseases in pigs, including animal models, in cooperation with the pig health group of Royal GD Deventer. The teaching responsibilities will focus on pig health. The department is particularly interested in individuals with demonstrated experience in collaborative research across disciplines.


This is an appointment of 1.0 FTE for the duration of 1.5 - 3 years. In case of a good performance, extending the employment is one of the possibilities. The minimum gross salary is €2,960 and the maximum gross salary is €6,181 (scale 10-12 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment. Besides that, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %. 

Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. For more information, please visit
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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.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where veterinarians are trained, researchers are also working together on 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

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Arie van Nes (Associate Professor), via


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

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the 'apply now' button.
We intend to have the first interviews on August 16th, in Utrecht or via Teams.

The application deadline is 15 August 2022.