Openings for PhD candidates at the Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University , Netherlands

Radboud University
Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 14 January 2018

Openings for PhD candidates at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (1.0 FTE)

Faculty of Science
Vacancy number: 62.83.17
Application deadline: 14 January 2018


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:

Work environment

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.

What we expect from you

  • 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.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 1.0 FTE;
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • the gross starting salary amounts to €2,222 per month, and will increase to €2,840 in the fourth year;
  • 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);
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help the partner of the candidate prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM)
Further information on: PhD candidates at IMM

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
IMM Bureau
Telephone: +31 24 365 20 65

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Ms W. van der Pluijm) exclusively using the button ‘Apply’ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Motivation letter. Please refer to the PhD project number(s) that has or have your highest interest at the top of your letter
  • CV including the contact details of two people we may approach for recommendation
  • One page summary of your Master’s project

For more information on your application: +31 24 365 21 31.


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