Rosalind Franklin Fellow, Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Evolutionary medicine (GELIFES) at Uni of Groningen, Netherlands 2022



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Rosalind Franklin Fellow, Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Evolutionary medicine (GELIFES) at Biology within the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB) and the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES), Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), University of Groningen, Netherlands 2022

Qualification Details

We encourage you to apply if you have:

  • a PhD degree in a relevant field
  • at least two years of postdoctoral experience outside of the Netherlands, preferably in a different country than where you received your PhD (can be compensated for after the appointment via extended research visits abroad)
  • a relevant international network
  • excellent research qualities, as shown by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of renowned conferences, appropriate to your career stage
  • a good track record in teaching, appropriate to your career stage
  • demonstrable organizational competences
  • good command of spoken and written English.
And you are:
  • a team player with good communication skills
  • able to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment
  • able to acquire substantial research grants from external sources
  • willing to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years
  • able to speak the Dutch language or motivated to speak it within five years (B1 level).
Additional criteria for Associate Professors:
  • you are an inspiring supervisor with convincing leadership competences and a good track record in PhD supervision
  • you have been successful in acquiring external funding for research projects, appropriate to your career stage
  • you have a good track record in teaching and curriculum development as well as educational organizational responsibilities, such as involvement in educational program committees or boards of examiners.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We believe diversity is key to success. To promote the advancement of talented female researchers at the highest level of the institution we have initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin programme. The programme is aimed at women in industry, academia or research institutes who aspire to become a Full Professor in a European top research university. Since 2002 we have welcomed over 129 Rosalind Franklin Fellows at the University of Groningen. Each Rosalind Franklin Fellow is appointed as either Assistant or Associate Professor. The Assistant Professors are hired on a tenure track. As a Rosalind Franklin Fellow you will:

  •  set up and develop your own research line and independent research group
  • supervise PhD students
  • acquire external funding
  • promote the societal relevance of your research
  • teach in and contribute to the development of degree programs
  • contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management.
At the stage of Assistant Professor 60% of your time is for research, 30% for teaching activities and 10% for organizational tasks. At the stage of Associate Professor 40% of your time is for research, 40% for teaching activities and 20% for organizational tasks. GRIP: Institute for Chemistry:

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -

Application Procedure

We invite you to submit a complete application including:

  • a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
  • a curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications
  • a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’
  • a description of your scientific interest and plans (1-2 pages) and a statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages)
  • a list with names of references.
You may apply via one of the links until 27 October 11:59pm / before 28 October 2022 Dutch local time (CET) on the website of the University of Groningen: apply button on this page will not work if you want to apply for one of the specific positions. The interviews are scheduled from 21 November till 2 December 2022. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen. Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

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Note or Other details

We offer you a full-time position as Assistant or Associate Professor in our faculty’s career path system Career Paths in Science that leads up to Full Professor. The position comes with:
  • a salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, depending on qualifications, work experience and on your career stage, from € 3,974 (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of € 6,181 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position as Assistant Professor or, for a full-time position as Associate Professor, from € 5,506 (salary scale 13) up to a maximum of € 7,362 gross per month (salary scale 14) depending on your career stage)
  • holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3% of your yearly salary
  • a pension scheme
  • paid maternity and parental leave
  • the possibility to work part-time (0.9 or 0.8 FTE)
  • dual career support for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningena mentor program and a broad range of opportunities for personal development.
In exceptional cases candidates can be offered a position as Full Professor. Consider our website for more information about the working conditions at the University of Groningen: If you are appointed as Assistant Professor you will enter a tenure track. In case of a full-time contract, you will initially be appointed for 7 years and your performance will be assessed after 5 years. This moment may be extended with at most one year in case of a life event (e.g. prolonged illness or maternity leave). If your assessment is positive, you will get a tenured appointment as an Associate Professor. After another 4 to 7 years you will be assessed for promotion to the position of Full Professor. If you are appointed as Associate Professor, the position is permanent from the start. After 4 to 7 years you will be assessed for promotion to the position of Full Professor. Please consider Career Paths in Science for a complete description of our tenure track system as well as the criteria for promotion:

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