Rosalind Franklin Fellowship KVI - Center for Advanced Radiation Technology

University of Groningen

KVI-Center for Advanced Radiation Technology

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
The mission of the KVI - Center for Advanced Radiation Technology (KVI-CART) is to perform basic research on Subatomic and Astroparticle Physics and application-driven research on Accelerator Physics and Physics in Medicine. We work, in close collaboration with the scientific community, healthcare and industry, on long-term solutions for science and society. Through the development of state-of-the-art detection techniques, KVI-CART fosters the cross-fertilization between basic and application-driven research. KVI-CART educates young researchers in physics and medical technology at BSc, MSc and PhD level.
The KVI - Center for Advanced Radiation Technology is made up of three Research Units and the Unit Technology. Its director is appointed by the Executive Board of the University of Groningen. The Management Team is headed by the director and consists of the leaders of the Research Units complemented with the Management Controller and the Personnel Manager.

Job description
The University of Groningen initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme to promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution. The ambitious programme has been running since 2003 and has financed over seventy Fellows.

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is aimed at women in industry, academia or research institutes who have a PhD and would like a career as full professor in a European top research university. The Fellowship is only awarded to outstanding researchers.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, largely externally funded research programme in collaboration with colleagues at our Research Center and elsewhere. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline within the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The University of Groningen has 13 tenure track positions available in this programme, currently co-funded by the European Union. We invite ambitious female academics to apply for these positions.
Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. In the next round of Rosalind Franklin Fellowships, the KVI - Center for Advanced Radiation Technology has a Rosalind Franklin Fellowships to offer in the discipline Astroparticle Physics. At KVI - CART the research on Astroparticle Physics focuses on the non-thermal universe; see:

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is partly financed by the European Commission under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions FP7 MSC COFUND scheme.

- PhD degree for at least 3 years on reference date 1 February 2017
- exemplary research record demonstrated by publications in international top journals and/or in peer-reviewed books
- proof of independence and international recognition
- experience in various working environments in different countries
- successful in acquiring external funding for research projects
- teaching experience or proven inclination for teaching demonstrated by tutoring/mentoring of individuals or small groups
- demonstrable organizational qualities and communication skills
- a well-founded and motivated application with an innovative research plan for the first five years and a challenging outlook for the future which takes into account the international research landscape in their field of specialization
- must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date of 1 February 2017. Please check whether you are eligible to apply by doing the eligibility check:

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 72 months.
The University of Groningen offers a starting salary for the Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor, dependent on qualifications and relevant work experience, of a minimum of € 3,427 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5,330 gross per month (salary scale 12 Dutch Universities) for a fulltime position. The salaries include an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in an employee pension scheme. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the University of Groningen. The appointment of a Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. After 5 years of employment, there will be an assessment of performance based on established criteria including research and teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4-7 year period, there will be another assessment aimed at promotion to full professor. Please visit our webpage for more information about conditions of employment: Application You may apply for this position until 31 January / before 1 February 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Applicants should submit: 1. A full curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications (file 1.) 2. A letter of motivation (file 2.) 3. A 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (file 3.) 4. A list of five selected ‘best papers’ (preferably including copies) (file 4.) 5. The names and contact information (including e-mail address) of 3 referees (file 5.). Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 5330.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. A.M. van den Berg, Director

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216346 RFF
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