37 PhD, Postdoctoral and Faculty Positions at Utrecht University, Netherlands



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Utrecht University is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Established 26 March 1636, it is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. In 2016, it had an enrolment of 29,425 students, and employed 5,568 faculty and staff. In 2011, 485 PhD degrees were awarded and 7,773 scientific articles were published.


PhD position in Theoretical/Computational Biophysics (1.0 FTE)Develop new computational and theoretical methods to uncover the physics of bacterial colony formation and multispecies interactions.
Department of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory – Soft Matter, Hydrodynamics, and Biophysics
PhD positions in Self-Assembled Icosahedral Photonic Quasicrystals with a Band Gap for Visible Light (1.0 FTE)Are you a creative, ambitious physicist, chemist or materials scientist with an interest in soft matter and nanophotonics? Read the full profile and apply!
Department of Physics, research groups of Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics and Nanophotonics
Postdoc position on mass changes of mountain glaciers (1.0 FTE)Design your own research on exploiting the latest remote sensing and model data to partition the contemporary mass changes of mountain glaciers.
Department of Physics, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU)
Two PhD positions in gravitational wave data analysis and phenomenology (1.0 FTE)Your chance to contribute to our understanding of black holes and neutron stars through observations of gravitational waves.
Department of Physics, Institute Subatomic Physics
Postdoc in (Technical) Art History (0.8 -1.0 FTE)Would you like to work in the research programme Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Durability in the Visual and Decorative Arts (DURARE)?
Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis
PhD student: Developing a model of geo-computational exposure assessment for studying health effects of urban environmental risk factors in Exposome-NL (1.0 FTE)We are looking for a colleague with a strong interest in environment and health.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Junior Researcher Urban Geography (0.8 FTE)Investigate travel behaviour and accessibility during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculty of Geosciences

PhD position in gravitational-wave probes of cosmology and particle physics (1.0 FTE)PhD position to work on the forefront of research that connects physics of the early universe with gravitational wave observations.
Faculty of Science
Scientific information specialist: Education & Community, towards open science (0.9 – 1.0 FTE)Are you a team player with strong communication skills?
University Administration
Knowledge engineer to reuse data of spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria (0.8 FTE)Be the lead investigator in this interdisciplinary One-health project!
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
PhD position in Applied Mathematics (1,0 FTE)Play your part by contributing to solve real-world signal processing problems.
Faculty of Science
Grants Advisor/subsidieadviseur (1.0 FTE)Are you a creative thinker who is proactive and goal-oriented?
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
PhD position in Learning Analytics (1.0 FTE)Join our interdisciplinary team to conduct research in the emerging field of Learning Analytics.
Faculty of Science
PhD position in protein lipidation (1.0 FTE)Interested in chemical biology and proteomics techniques to study the role of protein lipidation in neurological disorders? Read more
Faculty of Science

PhD position on the topic of ‘Boards of Appeal of EU agencies’ (1.0 FTE)Do you have a particular interest in EU legal institutions and questions, conflict resolution, and administrative procedural law?
Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
PhD position in Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning (1.0 FTE)Would you like to work in the area of multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL)? Come join our team!
Faculty of Science
PhD position in Theoretical/Computational Physics (1.0 FTE)Develop new numerical and theoretical methods to uncover the stability of colloidal gels with an outlook to real-world applications.
Faculty of Science
Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship at Utrecht University & Wageningen University: Bioinformatic Analysis of Metabolic Interactions in the Rhizosphere (1.0 FTE)Computational modelling of metabolic interactions in the rhizosphere.
Faculty of Science
Assistant/Associate Professor position in financial crime prevention (1.0 FTE)Would you like to contribute to financial crime prevention? Join our collective ING-UU team and play your part.
Faculty of Science
PhD position in ‘Remote sensing of macrozoobenthos in tidal systems’ (1.0 FTE)Utrecht University seeks a PhD Candidate to focus on the temperate tidal system in the Dutch Wadden Sea and the tropical system of Barr Al Hikman.
Faculty of Geosciences
PhD position in time-resolved x-ray spectroscopy (1.0 FTE)Femtosecond X-ray spectroscopy – Theory and experiments with X-ray free electron lasers.
Faculty of Science
Postdoc New Methods Health Technology Assessment on H2020 HTx project (1.0 FTE)Do you want to develop new HTA methodologies for innovative therapies and be involved in the overall scientific coordination of the HTx project? Apply here!
Faculty of Science

Assistant Professors in Information and Computing Sciences (tenure Track, 0.8 – 1.0 FTE)Join our team and help us expand our research focus!
Faculty of Science
PhD candidate Intestinal response to bacterial pathogens (1.0 FTE)We are looking for a highly motivated curiosity-driven PhD candidate to perform scientific research in the area of “Intestinal response to bacterial pathogens
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
PhD position in Big data history of music (1.0 FTE)Join our interdisciplinary team to develop computational methods for a better understanding of music.
Faculty of Science
PhD position in Formal Modelling of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (1.0 FTE)Join the cutting edge research into the foundations of Artificial Intelligence conducted in the Intelligent Systems group.
Faculty of Science
PhD position in Photonics Translational Research – Medical Photonics (MEDPHOT) (1.0 FTE)Do you have the motivation to work in a multidisciplinary research group in order to bridge the gap between a biochemistry lab, a physics lab and the clinic?
Faculty of Science
PhD candidate – Measuring the General External Exposome 1: Addressing the Uncertain Geographic Context (1.0 FTE)Utrecht University’s Faculty of Geosciences is looking for a PhD candidate. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.
Faculty of Geosciences
PhD position on the mechanics of the largest subduction earthquakes (1.0 FTE, 4 years)The department of Earth Sciences is looking for a motivated PhD Candidate to work on the mechanics of earthquakes
Faculty of Geosciences

Assistant Professor Environmental and Sustainability Governance (1.0 FTE)Are you ready to undertake cutting-edge research on environmental and earth system governance and develop competitive research proposals in the field?
Faculty of Geosciences
Tenure track Assistant Professor in Biological Chemistry (1.0 FTE)Develop new knowledge or molecules for the next generation of therapeutics.
Faculty of Science
Science & Communications Officer (1.0 FTE)Would you like a a unique opportunity to work with leading research groups and projects in earth system governance research all over the world?
Faculty of Geosciences
Two PhD positions on molecular mechanisms of protein aggregation in vivo (1.0 FTE)Unravel the molecular mechanisms behind protein aggregation diseases in the model organism C. elegans.
Faculty of Science
Postdoc position in Plant Molecular Biology/Plant Genetics/Genomics (1.0 FTE)Are you our postdoctoral candidate to investigate plant multi-stress tolerance within an EU-H2020 funded consortium?
Faculty of Science

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