Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemistry
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential global ranking lists.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research and education range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to astronomy, from mathematics to pharmacy, from neurosciences to computer science, and from molecular and evolutionary biology to engineering and technology.
On top of its track record of research excellence, the Faculty offers a large number of bachelor’s degree programmes (overseen by our Undergraduate School of Science and Engineering) and master’s degree programmes (overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering). Nearly all of our bachelor's (BSc) and master's degree programmes (MSc) are fully English-taught, thus allowing students from all over the world to follow a degree programme with us.
Our unique FSE fellowship programme offers temporary positions for talented junior researchers who want to further develop both their research and teaching skills. You will have an appointment for four years during which you can do challenging research, have various teaching responsibilities (approximately 30% of the time), and be offered opportunities for training and career orientation.
From the start, you will have a personal Work and Development Plan (WDP) that describes the specific research, teaching and training activities that you will undertake. You will receive didactic training in your first year and have the opportunity to obtain a University Teaching Qualification. In addition to the yearly Result and Development Interviews with your supervisors, you will have a yearly meeting with a career counsellor to discuss your career development and plans.
A personal budget of a € 1,000 per year is dedicated for additional training and career activities.
We currently offer 13 fellow positions in a broad range of scientific fields. The preferred starting date of the fellows is before April 2019.
The research areas the candidate should work in is either organic synthesis, chemical biology, or biomolecular chemistry.
You are expected to provide tutorials in Organic Chemistry (the courses Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II), and in the practical courses Synthesis I and Synthesis II. When experienced, you will be invited for lectures at the master level in the course Synthesis Methods and Strategy I and II.
The position is embedded in the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry.
• a PhD, obtained no longer than 3 years ago, preferably from another university than the University of Groningen
• a promising research record
• affinity with teaching; individuals with actual teaching experience will be favoured
• an excellent command of English.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a starting salary depending on the date you obtained your PhD and your postdoctoral years. The UFO-profile Researcher/Lecturer (scale 10) applies. In addition to the primary salary the University offers 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%:
• 0 years: € 3,255 gross per month for a full-time position
• 1 year: € 3,389 gross per month for a full-time position
• 2 years: € 3,514 gross per month for a full-time position
• 3 years: € 3,637 gross per month for a full-time position.
You will have an initial appointment of one year that will be extended by 3 years if you perform satisfactorily. The fellowship will not be extended after the four years period.
The University of Groningen provides career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.
The University of Groningen has adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
The preferred starting date is before April 2019.
You may apply for this position until 25 November 23:59h / before 26 November 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application including:
• a letter of motivation
• a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
• a short description (max 1 A4) of your teaching interests (extra attachment 1)
• a short description (max 1 A4) of your scientific field of interest (extra attachment 2).
In this stage of recruitment we don’t ask for reference letters.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
For information you can contact:
- Yvonne Folkers, Coordinator of the FSE Fellowship Programme,Y.Folkers@rug.nl
Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.
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