Group Leader Hubrecht Institute

Job description

Are you ready to relocate your research group to the Hubrecht Institute, or to start your own research group at the Hubrecht Institute?


The Hubrecht Institute


The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), focusing on research in the field of developmental and stem cell biology. The Hubrecht focuses on fundamental research, which also provides insight into diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. For many years, the Hubrecht is an internationally recognized world-class research institute. The institute comprises a team of 24 group leaders with various, multidisciplinary expertise’s. The Hubrecht was founded in 1916, is affiliated with the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) since 2008 and established a formal partnership with EMBL in Heidelberg in 2017.

The organization has a flat structure with an informal and collaborative atmosphere. The Hubrecht is housed at Utrecht Science Park “De Uithof”, an international and highly dynamic scientific environment.


Research infrastructure and support


The Hubrecht offers a modern scientific environment with excellent facilities and support for setting up and carrying out research in a creative and innovative environment. Researchers get access to all state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratory space, advanced microscopy, FACS, single-cell sequencing and animal facilities. The provided research infrastructure and support facilitate full focus on scientific research at the highest level.


Function of the candidate group leader


You will build up and lead your group with scientific independence. Your research group will contribute to and/or complement the overall goal of the Hubrecht Institute to strengthen its unique position nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in developmental biology and stem cell research.

Given the international background of the Hubrecht Institute, we are very interested in international candidates. Moreover, we especially invite female scientists to apply. We welcome scientists with a scientific background complementary to developmental biology and stem cell research, including mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science to apply.


We offer


To senior group leaders (with more than six years’ experience in leading their own research group): A tenured position and a competitive start-up package.


To junior group leaders: A tenure track position for a period of 7 years and a competitive start-up package.


For both positions

- Competitive salary

- Fringe benefits including a pension scheme, educational facilities, and financial support for


- A modern scientific research environment with excellent facilities and support


Your application


We look forward to receiving your application, including a cover letter, CV, and a concise description of research interests and future plans.


For candidate junior group leaders, please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be emailed directly by your referees to:


The closing date for your application is December 1st, 2018.

The interviews are planned in January 2019.

For further information feel free to contact Prof. dr. ir. A. van Oudenaarden, director Hubrecht Institute. Email: