Irène Curie Fellowship program aims at attracting talented female scientists to work in the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
This program has received support from the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and contributes to the societal goal of promoting equal opportunities and a society in which everyone’s abilities are utilized.
Features of the Irène Curie Fellowship
- Tenure track position of 5 years or senior position
- Substantial start-up package
- Develop your own research line
- Participate in curriculum of department
- Dedicated mentoring program
- Dual career opportunity for spouses
If you already have a more senior profile, you are welcome to apply as an associate or full professor. You will receive a tailor-made career proposal.
As an Irène Curie Fellow, you will be offered the opportunity to establish an independent research program in collaboration with colleagues at our university, and at national and international institutions. Furthermore, we expect you to contribute to the curriculum of the department.
You will receive a substantial start-up package to kick off your career in our university and, for example, hire a Ph.D. candidate. In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and university teaching qualification. A dedicated mentoring scheme is offered to support your ambitions, increase your scientific career opportunities, and contribute to a stronger network of talented female scientists.
Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Family-friendly initiatives are in places, such as our Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children’s daycare and sports facilities. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
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About Irène Curie
Irène Joliot-Curie was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie Curie and the wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie. Together with her husband, Irène Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity. Furthermore, she was the first female undersecretary of state in France.
Irène Curie became actively involved in promoting women’s education and was passionate about the feminist movement, especially for sciences. She continuously applied for the French Academy of Sciences, an elite scientific organization, knowingly that she would be denied. She did so to draw attention to the fact they did not accept women into the organization.
Irène Curie is a symbol for the next generation of female scientists TU/e is looking for.