Junior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Research / Academic
As a junior lecturer, you will be involved in teaching and various teaching-related and organizational activities within the bachelor’s programme Biomedical Sciences.

Your duties

The junior lecturer will
  • be actively involved in teaching ‘Academic Skills’ in the first year of the bachelor’s program
  • be actively involved in teaching in all first year courses
  • act as a tutor for bachelor’s students in Biomedical Sciences
  • provide feedback and assess different products (e.g. reports, presentations)
  • design and develop new teaching activities (together with course coordinators and senior lecturers)
  • initiate and participate in innovation projects to further improve teaching practices
  • organize meetings with course coordinators and lecturers
  • contribute to promotional activities of the bachelor’s program
The junior lecturer will be part of a team of junior lecturers with similar tasks (6 in the Biomedical Sciences program, ~15 in all Health and Life Sciences programmes together). You will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build an education portfolio to prepare for various career paths.

In this context you will have the opportunity to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).


The candidate must
  • have a completed master's degree in Biomedical Sciences or in a related area. Candidates who have completed or are close to completing a PhD in Biomedical Sciences are also strongly encouraged to apply
  • proven affinity with education
  • be fluent in English, in both orally and written communication
  • possess good organizational skills
  • be proactive

Salary Benefits:

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,709 (scale 10)
and a maximum €4,274 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 4 years and 2 months.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • contribution to commuting expenses,
  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge


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