Vacancy assistant professor

Assistant professor, Clinical Neurophysiology Group


Job description

Research in the group Clinical Neurophysiology (CNPH) is performed at the interface of basic neuroscience and clinical neurology/neurophysiology.

We focus on cerebral ischemia and epilepsy, aiming to improve understanding of pathophysiological processes involved in these conditions and to develop innovative diagnostics and treatments. Our translational approach involves the use of TMS and EEG as clinical techniques, and in-vitro and in-silico models, including cultured neuronal networks on multi-electrode arrays.

To strengthen our experimental research, we seek an excellent scientist with independent ideas. You are expected to acquire funding and develop your own research domain within the current focus of our group. You have the ambition to create a high-profile research line that is internationally recognized.

You are also expected to contribute to the educational bachelor or master programs in Technical Medicine or Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Science and Technology.


The applicant should have thorough academic knowledge and practical experience in neurobiology and neurophysiology with a strong interest in translational research.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and proven publication and presentation track record. Good communication skills are essential. Experience in acquiring grants and teaching are additional advantages.

Conditions of employment

You will be appointed in the Faculty of Science & Technology in the position of assistant professor for a period of two years. At the end of this period there will be an evaluation to make decision about a permanent position.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis at the start of your appointment will range between € 3,427.- to € 5,330,- gross per month . Your starting salary may vary, depending on your background. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of


We offer you a very stimulating scientific environment with good possibilities for further development. Furthermore, we offer other excellent terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs, a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues in an organization in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda. A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.


For information please contact M.J.A.M. van Putten, MIRA Institute of Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology chair (tel. + 31 53 4894599,

Applications, including a CV and recommendation letters should be uploaded via Review of candidates will continue until the position has been filled.


The University of Twente.

We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and more than 1100 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes IMPACT, MESA+ and MIRA. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.