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Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Joliot-Curie Fellowship for Women at Radboud University Nijmegen

The Faculty of Science at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) is pleased to offer several tenure track fellowships to talented young women with outstanding potential in the field of chemistry, physics, and astronomy. The Joliot-Curie fellowships are available in three of the faculty’s prestigious research institutes. This highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment offers exceptional research opportunities to independent, motivated and gifted female scientists.

You are encouraged to launch your own independent research program at one of the faculty’s research institutes. You are expected to publish in high-profile journals, attract your own external funding and contribute to the teaching programs.

The Faculty of Science has three interdisciplinary research institutes with fellowship opportunities in the field of chemistry, physics, and astronomy:

Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM): conducts excellent interdisciplinary research in the field of chemistry and physics and offers a strong interplay between experimental and theoretical research groups. IMM and the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences aim to further strengthen their leading activities at the interface of chemistry and biology.IMM also has several unique research facilities, including the High-Field Magnet Laboratory, NanoLab, Free Electron Lasers, and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance laboratory. Fellowships are available in the field of chemical biology and advanced spectroscopy of molecules and materials.

Institute for Mathematics, Astronomy, and Particle Physics (IMAPP): centers around the theme of the origin of the universe. The particle physics group – member of Nikhef – has a vigorous theory program and participates in experiments at CERN and Fermilab. The astronomy group is active in the area of compact binaries, radio astronomy and, jointly with the particle physics group, the area of gravitational waves and cosmic ray physics. Fellowships are available in the field of mathematical physics, particle physics or astroparticle physics.

Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN): studies the human and animal brain with a broad repertoire of experimental techniques and informatics tools. The research is conducted on different levels: from genetic, molecular, neuronal cells to behavior. Fellowships are available in the field of new molecular imaging techniques in neuronal systems.


Conditions of employment
Employment: 0,8 – 1,0 fte
Maximum salary per month, based on a fulltime employment: € 5,920 gross/month
Starting salary depends on experience.
Salary scale: 14

Additional conditions of employment
You will be appointed as assistant professor (UD) for up to five years and will be offered a permanent position as assistant or associate professor (UHD) depending a successful evaluation. The evaluation will be based on a set of objective criteria.

The university also welcomes applications from women with a more senior profile and is happy to offer them a customized tenure track. A full professorship is possible depending on the fellow’s long-term performance.

Other Information
Your application should include a cover letter, a research and teaching statement, CV, three referents and a list of publications. Suggestons for suiteble candidates are also welcomed.

Additional Information
Dr. Iwan Holleman, Managing Director IMM
Telephone: +31 24 3653189
E-mail: i.holleman[at]

You can apply for the job (mention the vacancy number 62.51.10) before 15 September 2010 by sending your application – preferably by email – to:

RU Nijmegen, FNWI, P&O, Ms. Astrid Schröder
P.O Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen
Telephone: +31 24 3652764
E-mail: pz[at]