two Junior Lecturers Bioinformatics -- Apply before 1st April 2023

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam
Computer Science
Netherlands Amsterdam


As junior lecturer you will be involved in various teaching and organizational activities. You will work together with coordinators, lecturers and other junior lecturers in the VU/UvA joint-degree Master's programme Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. We are specifically looking for candidates who have a strong affinity with all aspects related to the field of Bioinformatics, including programming, molecular & cell biology, mathematics and statistics, machine learning, workflows, quantitative data analysis, and algorithmics.

You will be encouraged to develop your personal professional academic teaching skills and to build a portfolio to prepare for various career paths. To this end, you will also acquire the “basic teaching qualification” at the university level (UTQ or BKO) and you will have the opportunity to follow relevant teaching modules provided by the Teaching & Learning Center.

The junior lecturer position is placed at the Computer Science department (VU) and is immediately available with a start somewhere in Spring 2023. Your daily supervisor will be dr. Anton Feenstra (VU).

Jointly with the other members of the teaching organization, you will:
o be actively involved in teaching and course development in the bioinformatics track
o assist in coordination and administrative tasks of the masters’ programme
o contribute to the development of academic skills and community-building activities in courses and internships
o help further improve teaching quality in the programme
o contribute to promotional activities of the programme

The application deadline is 1st March 2023.


You have a Master degree in a field related to Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics or Systems Biology, and proven affinity with teaching. You also:
o have a zest for disseminating skills and knowledge
o are fluent in English
o have strong oral and written communication skills
o possess good organisational and social skills, and can work with diverse international students
o can easily collaborate in teams (of both junior and senior teachers) and also work independently
o have skills in mathematics and scientific programming in R and Python
o experience as a teaching assistant or comparable work experience is a pre

Start date

April 01, 2023

How to Apply

Please apply via this link:


Anton Feenstra