Fellowship Energy & Sustainability Research with Marine Biology Teaching
The University of Groningen
Groningen, NL
6 dagen geleden


The University of Groningen is an internationally orientated university with more than 32,000 students from all parts of the world.

It is passionate about research and innovations and embedded in the knowledge city of the Northern Netherlands. For the more than 400 years of its existence quality has been central to it aims.

With success : in the most influential international rankings the university is located at a position in the top 100.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research and education range from nanomaterials and biomachinery to astronomy, from mathematics to pharmacy, from neurosciences to computer science, and from molecular and evolutionary biology to marine biology.

On top of its track record of research excellence, the Faculty offers a large number of Bachelor's programmes (overseen by our Undergraduate School of Science and Engineering) and Master's programmes (overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).

Nearly all of our Bachelor's (BSc) and Master's degree programmes (MSc) are fully English-taught, thus allowing students from all over the world to follow a degree programme with us.

Our unique FSE fellowship programme offers temporary positions for talented junior researchers who want to further develop both their research and teaching skills.

You will have an appointment for four years during which you can do challenging research, will have various teaching responsibilities (approximately 30% of the time), and will be offered opportunities for training and career orientation.

From day one, you have a personal Work and Development Plan (WDP) that describes the specific research, teaching and training activities that you will be doing.

You will receive didactic training in your first year and will have the opportunity to obtain a University Teaching Qualification.

In addition to the yearly Result and Development Interviews with your supervisors, you will have a yearly meeting with a career counsellor to discuss your career development and plans.

A personal budget of a €1000 per year is dedicated for additional training and career activities.

Job description

We offer a FSE Fellowship position in the field of Energy and Sustainability within the Department of Ocean Ecosystems. Keywords for the scientific research are Biomimetics, Biomechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Animal Locomotion.

The teaching duties will be fulfilled within the MSc Marine Biology through classroom teaching and student project supervision.

You will be embedded in the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG).

You have :

  • a PhD, obtained no longer than 3 years ago, preferably from another university than the University of Groningen
  • a promising research record
  • affinity with teaching; individuals with actual teaching experience are favoured
  • excellent command of English.
  • Conditions of employment

    We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities a monthly gross salary, depending on experience, for a full-time position starting from :

  • 0 years : € 3,255
  • 1 year : € 3,389
  • 2 years € 3,514
  • 3 years € 3,637
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
  • an 8.3% year-end bonus
  • minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment.
  • We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

    We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

    The selection interviews are scheduled in week 11 and 12, 2020.

    The preferred starting date is April 2020.

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