The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) has openings for several PhD candidates in the three research themes in which the IMM is active: Structure and Dynamics of Molecules, Chemistry and Spectroscopy of Complex Molecular Systems, and Quantum Matter.
As a PhD candidate you will carry out academic research under the supervision of a professor in that particular field. You will report and publish your research findings in separate articles during the course of your PhD. These articles will form part of your doctoral thesis, which you will defend at the end of your research in order to obtain the title of doctor. In addition to your research activities you will be expected to take part in the IMM education programme. As part of this programme you will improve your basic skills (e.g. in academic writing) and also broaden and deepen your knowledge by participating in symposia, colloquia and summer schools. Moreover, you will be expected to take part in the teaching of Bachelor’s and Master’s students.
For a complete list of available PhD projects see: www.ru.nl/imm/vacancies/openings-phd-candidates
- a Master’s degree in the area of chemistry or physics;
- a keen interest in conducting research;
- bright and original ideas;
- a good command of spoken and written English.
Conditions of employment
You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years
- you will be classified as a PhD candidate in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO)
the gross starting salary amounts to €2,222 per month, and will increase to €2,840 in the fourth year
Contract type: Temporary
Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.
The IMM is an interdisciplinary research institute in chemistry and physics at Radboud University.
The IMM distinguishes itself from similar institutes by intense collaborations and interactions between chemists and physicists, and experimentalists and theorists.
PhD candidates from Radboud University succeed exceptionally well on the international job market. Almost all of our PhDs find a job within months of graduating. Many of them continue postdoctoral studies at top universities around the world, or join exciting start-up companies in the Netherlands or abroad, or find a position with a large multinational company. Many of the faculty members, PhD candidates, and undergraduates have an international background. English is the lingua franca at the IMM.
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