Assistant Professor Accounting and Auditing with focus on Digitalization and AI

 


Within the Department of Accounting and Auditing (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, The Netherlands), a full-time position (0.8-1.0 FTE) is vacant for a career track Assistant Professor in Accounting and Auditing, with a focus on the theme Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. We aim to appoint an engaged and promising scholar who is interested in multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary work.

This position is part of an ambitious government investment initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities (www.sectorplan-ssh.nl), translated within FEB into the thematic interdisciplinary area of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, as outlined in the Faculty’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2026.

The University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with a rich heritage and an academic tradition dating back to 1614. The University is an academic community with a strong sense of belonging, and a culture of innovative education and research, counting among its alumni the first female student in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut, and various Nobel Prize winners.

Geographically, the university is rooted in the northern part of the Netherlands. The University connects education and research with sustainable and economic processes within society, reflected in focus areas such as Digitalization, Energy, Healthy Ageing, and Sustainable Society.

Faculty of Economics and Business
The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the University of Groningen (UG) empowers and connects students, academics, and external stakeholders to have a joint positive impact on regional, national, and global economic and business challenges in science and society. It is our mission to offer excellent education and to execute excellent and impactful research.

Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence theme
FEB has recognized five societally relevant and strategic themes in research and education, and for creating impact. One of these themes is “Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence”, coordinated by the Groningen Digital Business Centre (https://www.rug.nl/gdbc/). This theme aligns with the UG-level interdisciplinary Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology, and AI (https://www.rug.nl/jantina-tammes-school/).

Department of Accounting and Auditing
The department of Accounting and Auditing is a medium-sized group of around 60 academics coming from a variety of countries and disciplines. The department brings together academics and practitioners active in the field of accounting, auditing, and control. We are active in areas like auditing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, financial accounting and reporting, management accounting and control, tax, and corporate law.

We teach accounting, auditing, and control in several bachelor programs as well as in the master programs in Accountancy and Controlling and in Business Administration. We also have a strong footing in executive master programs, like the Executive Master in Accountancy and the Executive Master of Finance and Control. Besides, the department participates in the Research Master program, a challenging 2-year program intended for students aiming at a Ph.D.

Our research is concentrated in the FEB Research Institute (FEBRI). Within FEBRI, we conduct high-quality research and highly value multidisciplinary. We have our own research program in accounting (for more information, please see https://www.rug.nl/research/accounting/). We aim to publish our results in premier, peer-reviewed international journals and have published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, British Journal of Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Management Accounting Research, and Strategic Management Journal. We also reach out to the business community by communicating our research findings in executive programs and professional journals.

Job description
The new Assistant Professor is expected to strengthen the position of the Department of Accounting and Auditing and the theme of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. We are looking for candidates with an interest in (interdisciplinary) research related to digitalization and artificial intelligence in the broadest sense, such as the role of the chief digital officer, knowledge and expertise on digitalization and digital innovations in TMTs and the board of directors, IT Governance, the role of artificial intelligence or data analytics in accounting and/or auditing, the role of human-technology interaction in accounting and/or auditing, and the like.

In general, we seek candidates who are committed to excellence in both research and education. You have a proven ability (or potential) to conduct high-quality, original research in areas of interest to the department, and you aim to publish your work in international top journals in the field of economics and business. With your excellent teaching, you will participate in and contribute to the educational programs of the Department of Accounting and Auditing and those on the theme of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Specific educational tasks, which may involve executive teaching, will depend on the expertise and experience of the candidate.

Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you ...

• have a PhD degree in Accounting or Auditing or a related discipline
• work on topics related to the theme of digitalization and artificial intelligence
• are willing to engage with the Groningen Digital Business Centre and the Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology, and AI
• have the ability or potential to publish in top-tier international academic peer-reviewed journals
• have a relevant international academic network
• have excellent teaching skills: you are an enthusiastic and effective lecturer, have knowledge of empirical methods, didactics, and understanding of teaching and assessment methods
• have a University Teaching Qualification or are willing to obtain this qualification
• have organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
• have good interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully work both individually and in a team.

Organisation

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary depending on qualifications and work experience, starting from a minimum of € 3,974 gross per month (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,181 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance, as well as participation in a solid state pension scheme. Non-Dutch applicants may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. A full-time position entitles you to 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment.

Career track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are permanent positions subject to a tenure decision after 18 months. Research time is 50% during the first six years, and promotion is conditional on the pre-specified set of criteria documented for the career track. Afterwards, it is allocated according to regular faculty procedures (comparable to US research schools). The vacancy comprises a full-time position at the level of Assistant Professor, but an 0.8 or 0.9 FTE appointment is possible as well, based on the preferences of the candidate.

Starting date of the position is negotiable but preferably by December 1, 2023 at the latest.

Application

Interested applicants should submit:

1. A motivation letter
2. A curriculum vitae
3. Two letters of recommendation (to be sent by email to Reggy Hooghiemstra)
4. Samples of relevant work.

You may apply for this position until 14 May 11:59pm / before 15 May 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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Materials technology lab technician

 


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 37,000 students and researchers to develop their individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe, the top 100 universities in the world and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG, see https://www.rug.nl/research/enteg/) conducts engineering science research and covers a broad area of materials engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology and information technology. The research group Advanced Production Engineering (APE) is focused on the development and deployment of advanced production technologies and manufacturing processes to improve product quality and production performance. Synergy between experimental and modeling methodologies promotes (1) fundamental investigations into materials and interface properties, (2) the development of advanced tools for digital fabrication via subtractive and additive manufacturing, (3) the validation of predictive models used for process and product optimization and control, (4) advanced energy harvesting devices and self-powered sensors, and (5) efficient and novel combination of smart processes and complex materials for next-generation products.

For more information about the APE group please use the following link: https://www.rug.nl/research/ape/

Job description

The Advanced Production Engineering group has a vacancy for a technician who will support in experimental research activities in materials engineering and technology.

As a materials technology lab technician you will be responsible for the daily operational, maintenance and safety aspects in Materials Processing, Analytical and Microscopic Characterization labs. You will support researchers and students in the setup and execution of experiments. The successful candidate for this position must have a broad background in materials processing technology, failure analysis, the characterization of materials, and knowledge in the operation and troubleshooting of materials engineering laboratory apparatus and electronics.

Primary job responsibilities:

• manage all laboratory assets, ensuring all equipment is maintained, calibrated and serviced on time
• install and maintain software on lab computers and solve issues with lab equipment
• operate and train new students (bachelor and master) to use lab apparatus
• manage, develop, review and ensure conformance to all laboratory risk assessments and best practices
• responsible for purchasing lab consumables, ensuring the inventory is always stocked and that everything is clearly and correctly labelled
• test competence should include the following aspects:

1) laser material processing techniques, physical vapor deposition
2) polymer 3D printing and polymer sensor fabrication
3) mechanical testing - bending, tension, compression, hardness, adhesion tests.
4) sample preparation including grinding, polishing and etching a variety of materials.

Qualifications

You have at least a Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience and hands-on expertise in the field of materials processing and laboratory facility. You are highly motivated, of good problem solving ability, fluent in English and Dutch, and cross-cultural sensitivity and strong communication skills.

Organisation

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience with a minimum of € 2,818 up to a maximum of € 3,764 gross per month (salary scale 8) for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
• a position initially for 1 year. After 1 year indefinite extension is possible if the outcome of the evaluation of the job performance during the Result and Development Interview is positive.

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2023

Application

Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, please send us your application that should include:

• a motivation letter
• a curriculum vitae.

You may apply for this position until 11:59pm 20 March 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university's website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

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Post-doc Machine Learning and Modelling of Perovskite Solar Cells

 


The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer first-rate education and research in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, from classical disciplines such as mathematics, astronomy and mechanical engineering, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence, pharmacy and nanoscience. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

The position we offer will be embedded in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. The research group Photophysics and OptoElectronics is part of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Groningen. The group's main research interests lie in the use of novel semiconducting materials for optoelectronic applications and devices. The group provides a lively, internationally oriented scientific environment with excellent facilities.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team working on the development of high-efficiency wide-bandgap perovskite for application in perovskite-perovskite tandem solar cells. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment with leading European academic and industrial partners, including the universities of Oxford and Valencia, on a large-scale European project.

The focus of the postdoc project will be on using advanced numerical simulation modeling software and machine learning techniques to quantitatively study the electrical characteristics of state-of-the-art perovskite solar cells. Specifically, the successful candidate will identify the loss mechanisms of the perovskite solar cells made and measured by the other partners through the use of extensive numerical modeling. This will involve extending our current drift-diffusion modeling software, applying it to experimental data, and using machine learning to identify trends in the data.

Applicants should have a PhD in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or a related field. A deep understanding of device physics, numerical modeling, and computer programming is required. Experience in machine learning and data analysis is highly desirable but not essential.

The postdoc will be based at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, one of the leading institutes in the field of materials science, and will be supervised by Prof. Jan Anton Koster, an expert in the field of photovoltaics.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious researcher to join a dynamic and collaborative team working on cutting-edge research in the field of perovskite solar cells. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive research environment, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development.

Qualifications

• university PhD degree in Physics, Material Science, or related disciplines
• fluency in spoken and written English.

You are expected to:

• hold a PhD degree (or will graduate before appointment date) in physics or a similar, related field
• have demonstrable experience in numerical modelling
• have demonstrable experience in machine learning
• show ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment
• have strong communication skills and are motivated to disseminate results to both scientific peers and a broad audience
• be proficient in the English language (oral and written) e.g. with a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall and 6.5 on parts
• technical skills: A PhD degree in physics, material science or engineering (or equivalent) is required. A demonstrable background in computer programming, machine learning and/or numerical simulation is essential.

Organisation

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary from a minimum of € 3,557 gross per month up to a maximum of € 4,670 gross per month (salary scale 10) based on a full-time position and dependent on qualifications and work experience.
• excellent secondary terms of employment
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus
• participation in a pension scheme for employees
• a fulltime position (1.0 FTE) with a duration of 1 year.

The start date is flexible.

Application

Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

1. Letter of application (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number). 1-3 pages where you:
• introduce yourself
• describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• describe your future goals and future research focus
• copies of master’s and PhD thesis.
• list of publications, conference talks.
• attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

2. Curriculum vitae (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

3. Copy of the latest degree/qualification

4. Two letters of recommendation.

You can submit your application until 15 May 11:59pm / before 16 May 2023 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Please note that the data that you provide will be used exclusively for the purpose of professional profiles’ evaluation and selection, and in order to meet the requirements of the University of Groningen.

Your data will be processed by the University of Groningen, based in Groningen, Broerstraat 5, acting as Data Controller, in compliance with the rules on protection of personal data, including those related to data security.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code
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Associate to Full Professor in Microbial Biotechnology

 

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, rooted in Groningen, City of Talent: http://www.rug.nl/(...)/discover-groningen/ Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success; the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer first-rate education and excellent research in a wide range of subject areas, from classical ones such as mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and mechanical engineering, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence, computer science, pharmacy and material science. Our principal investigators interact openly and informally with students and staff from around the world.

The position we offer will be embedded in the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB), one of the larger institutes of the FSE. The GBB provides an excellent environment for ground-breaking research and comprises thirteen creative research units with outstanding roots in biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, molecular and cell biology, computational and system biology, genetics, and microbiology are organized in two focal areas: ‘Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Processes’ and ‘Physiology and Systems Biology’.

We are looking for an Associate to Full Professor who will develop an exciting world-leading research line in any subfield of Microbial Molecular Biology, and who has the ambition to lead her/his fundamental research towards biotechnological applications. The candidate is encouraged to use creative experimental concepts to understand, master, design, and engineer for instance genetic circuits and/or biosynthetic pathways. We envisage that your research will provide fundamental understanding of the molecular processes of microbial life and will lead to the use of (engineered) microorganisms for biotechnological or biomedical purposes. As full professor you will become head of the GBB research group Molecular Genetics and bring in expertise that complements current research at GBB (e.g. Arnold Driessen, Matthias Heinemann, Marco Fraaije, Ida van der Klei, Sahar El Aidy, Danny Incarnato), the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (e.g. Marc van der Maarel, Gert-Jan Euverink) and the Groningen Research Institute for Pharmacy (e.g. Gerrit Poelarends, Dr. Sandy Schmidt).

As Full Professor you will:

• establish a viable and internationally leading research line and research group
• supervise PhD students
• acquire external funding
• promote the societal relevance of your research
• teach in and contribute to the development of the BSc and MSc degree programs in biology, chemistry, life sciences and technology and biomolecular sciences
• contribute to the organization of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management
• spend 40% of your time for research, 40% for teaching activities and 20% for organizational and managerial tasks.

Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have:

• a PhD degree in a relevant subject area
• a relevant international and/or industrial network appropriate to the career stage
• excellent research qualities that demonstrate originality in addressing important fundamental questions in the area of microbial genetics or microbial molecular biology, with an outstanding publication record in influential peer-reviewed journals
• high interest or experience in bringing fundamental discoveries towards applications
• a very good track record in university teaching appropriate to the career stage
• independently and successfully supervised (multiple) PhD students appropriate to the career stage
• received meaningful research grants from external sources
• confirmed organizational competences
• the ability to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment
• excellent command of spoken and written English.

And you are:

• already a visible professional in your field, preferably recognized by stakeholders
• an inspiring leader who stimulates her or his group members to get the best out of themselves
• a team player with good communication skills
• willing to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years
• able to speak the Dutch language or motivated to speak it within five years.

Organisation

Conditions of employment

We offer you a full-time position as Associate or Full Professor with remuneration depending on qualifications and work experience;

1) from € 5,506 up to a maximum of € 7,362 gross per month (as Associate Professor based on 1.0 FTE, salary scale 13 or 14 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universitiesities) or
2) from € 6,099 up to a maximum of € 8,881 gross per month (as Full Professor based on 1.0 fte, scale H2 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). This is extended with:
• a holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3% of your gross yearly salary
• a pension scheme
• support for maternity and parental leave
• the possibility to work part-time (0,9 or 0,8 FTE)
• a broad range of opportunities for personal development
• dual career support for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

Consider our website for more information about the working conditions at the University of Groningen: https://www.rug.nl/(...)with-us/that-is-why/

Please consider our new Career Paths in Science for a complete description of criteria for tenure and promotion, which most likely applies by the time the candidate for this position is appointed. The penultimate version can be found here:
http://www.rug.nl/(...)ienceandengineering/

Application

We invite you to contact Dr Valia Sakkoula via valia.sakkoula@perrettlaver.com for discussing your interest in applying prior to sending:
An information package/brochure for candidates is available via contacting Perret Laver (valia.sakkoula@perrettlaver.com)
• a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
• a curriculum vitae, including an overview of successfully supervised PhD students, a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’ with a brief motivation of their importance, a full list of publications, and a list with names of references
• a concise description of your research plans; a route towards application is optional (max. 3 pp.)
• a statement of your teaching goals and experience (max. 1 pp).

An information package/brochure is also available by contacting Perret Laver, Dr Valia Sakkoula.

Applications should be submitted prior to 9am CET on Monday 22nd May, 2023. The selection interviews will take place between end of May and middle of June 2023.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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Information

For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Dirk Slotboom, Scientific Director GBB and executive Chair for this position, +31 50 3634187, d.j.slotboom@rug.nl

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Natural Product Discovery and Engineering

 

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook. The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer high-standard education and conduct impactful research in a wide range of subject areas, from classical ones such as mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and biology, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence, computer science, pharmacy, mechanical engineering, and materials science. Our staff members interact with students and staff from around the world.

City of Groningen: http://www.rug.nl/(...)/discover-groningen/

The position we offer will be embedded in the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB). GBB provides an excellent environment for ground-breaking research and comprises thirteen creative research units in biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, molecular and cell biology, computational and systems biology, genetics, and microbiology. Research in GBB is organized in two focal areas: ‘Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Processes’ and ‘Physiology and Systems Biology’.

We are looking for a tenure track Assistant to Associate Professor with outstanding knowledge of and experience in microbial biotechnology and who aims to develop and implement novel approaches to discover, screen and engineer unexplored natural compounds, which have great potential for specific applications. For instance, combinatorial methods can be used to (re)design natural products to also aid natural product diversification and effectiveness and eventually improved production. The newly appointed staff member will be able to connect to ongoing studies in molecular microbiology (Profs. Arnold Driessen, Dirk-Jan Scheffers, and Tessa Quax), microbiomes (Prof. Sahar El Aidy, Dr Frans Bianchi), molecular systems biology (Profs. Matthias Heineman, Andreas Milias), molecular enzymology and biotechnology (Prof. Marco Fraaije and Dr Max Fürst), chemical biology (Profs. Giovanni Maglia), and synthetic biology (Dr Sonja Billerbeck). Furthermore, the work connects to structural-function research (Profs. Siewert-Jan Marrink, Albert Guskov, Dirk Slotboom, Bert Poolman and Dr. Tych) as well as research activities at the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry (e.g. Prof. Adri Minnaard), the Groningen Research Institute for Pharmacy (GRIP; e.g. Prof. Gerrit Poelarends, Dr Sandy Schmidt), the Groningen Ecology and Evolutionary Life Sciences Institute (Prof. Joana Falcao Salles, Dr Marjon de Vos), and the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG; Prof. Gert-Jan Euverink).

Next to the strong emphasis on research the candidate will teach in courses of the BSc curricula in Biology, Chemistry and Life Science and Technology as well as the MSc curricula of Biomolecular Sciences and Chemistry. The candidate will use creative modern teaching concepts.

The successful candidate will establish an active research group largely supported by extramural funds, be an interactive member of the institute GBB and the faculty, participate in interdisciplinary research and training, and engage in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Curricula of the relevant teaching programmmes:

BSc Biology (major Molecular Life Sciences): https://www.rug.nl/(...)owpos?opleiding=6531
BSc Life Science and Technology: https://www.rug.nl/(...)owpos?opleiding=6277
BSc Chemistry: https://www.rug.nl/(...)owpos?opleiding=4958
MSc Chemistry (track Chemical Biology): https://www.rug.nl/(...)owpos?opleiding=6394
MSc Biomolecular Sciences: https://www.rug.nl/(...)owpos?opleiding=4554

Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have:

• a PhD degree in a relevant subject area
• at least two years of postdoctoral experience outside of the Netherlands, (can be compensated for after the appointment via extended research visits abroad)
• a relevant international and/or industrial network
• excellent research qualities that demonstrate originality in addressing important fundamental questions in the domain microbial biotechnology published in influential peer-reviewed journals
• a track record in university teaching appropriate to the career stage
• successfully (co-)supervised PhD students appropriate to the career stage
• received meaningful research grants from external sources appropriate to the career stage
• organizational competences
• the ability to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment
• excellent command of spoken and written English.

And you are:

• a visible professional in the field of microbial biotechnology, microbial cell engineering, synthetic biology appropriate to the career stage
• an inspiring leader who stimulates group members to get the best out of themselves
• a team player with good communication skills
• willing to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years
• able to speak the Dutch language or motivated to speak it within five years.

Organisation

Conditions of employment

Depending on your career stage, we offer you a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor or a full-time position as Associate Professor with:

• a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, from € 3,974 (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of € 6,181 gross per month (salary scale 12 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities), depending on your career stage) for a tenure track Assistant Professor position
• a holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus of respectively 8% and 8.3% of your yearly gross salary
• a start-up package (to be negotiated with the GBB director and dean)
• a pension scheme
• maternity and parental leave
• the possibility to work part-time (0,9 0,8 FTE)
• a personal development trajectory and a mentor programme
• dual career support for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

Please consider our new Career Paths in Science for a complete description of criteria for tenure and promotion, which most likely applies by the time the candidate for this position is appointed. The penultimate version can be found here: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ienceandengineering/

Application

We invite you to contact Dr Valia Sakkoula via valia.sakkoula@perrettlaver.com for discussing your interest in applying prior to sending:

• a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
• a curriculum vitae, including an overview of successfully supervised PhD students, a list of five self-selected ‘best papers’ with a brief motivation of their importance, a full list of publications, and a list with names of references
• a concise description of your research plans; a route towards application is optional (max. 3 pp.)
• a statement of your teaching goals and experience (max. 1 pp).

An information package/brochure is also available by contacting Perret Laver, Dr Valia Sakkoula.

Applications should be submitted prior to 9am CET on Monday 22nd May, 2023. The selection interviews will take place between end of May and middle of June 2023.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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Information

For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Dirk Slotboom, Scientific Director GBB and executive Chair for this position, +31 50 3634187, d.j.slotboom@rug.nl

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

PhD student (f/m/d) | Biochemistry of Signal Dynamics

 


The Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Göttingen, Germany, is a leading international research institute of exceptional scientific breadth. With more than 40 research groups and about 1,000 employees from over 50 nations, it is the largest institute of the Max Planck Society.

The research group Biochemistry of Signal Dynamics (Dr. Alex Faesen) invites applications for a position as 

PhD Student (f/m/d)

Our laboratory aims to reconstitute the initiation of autophagy using purified proteins. Autophagy is a process of regulated degradation that has been proven to play a wide range of roles in cellular housekeeping, including removal of damaged or unneeded organelles, intracellular pathogens, and protein aggregates. It is an essential biological pathway that promotes organismal health, longevity and helps combat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Building on exciting recent data, this project focuses on the reconstitution and structural-functional characterization of newly identified and purified macromolecular super-complexes. This project combines a large variety of biochemical and cell biological techniques with X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy, and will be tailored to the particular interests of the successful candidate.

Candidates should hold/soon expect a MSc or equivalent degree in a relevant area of the life sciences and have initial experience in protein biochemistry or structural biology. Candidates should be passionate about science, curiosity-driven, self-motivated, and eager to work in an international and multi-disciplinary team. Furthermore, the PhD student will collaborate with other national and international research groups. PhD students are encouraged to attend international workshops and meetings once a year.

We offer

  • competitive research in an inspiring, world-class environment
  • professional training, networking and career-development opportunities; free language courses
  • on-site health management: free fitness and yoga room, sports groups, beach volleyball league, and courses for a "moving lunch break”
  • a wide range of opportunities to balance work and family life, including an on-campus kindergarten and vacation care
  • spacious on-site cafeteria with diverse meals; espresso bar
  • initiatives for sustainability and a green environment with an on-site biotope

About us

Based at one of Germany’s premier research campuses, our research group has access to leading- edge infrastructure in all areas of cell and structural biology, including cryo-EM. We are an international team, supported by the Max Planck Society and the German Research Foundation. Our working language is English; knowledge of German is not required.

The Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences places strong emphasis on interdisciplinary work and has an outstanding scientific record. It is the largest institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and conducts basic research in the public interest. Research in the Max Planck Society is characterised by innovative projects and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The historic city of Göttingen, located in the center of Germany, offers great outdoor and cultural opportunities, a vibrant student scene, and an impressive scientific heritage.

Position details

The positions should be filled as soon as possible; the exact start date is flexible. PhD students will be funded for three years (with a possibility of extension) and have the opportunity to enroll in one of several PhD programs in collaboration with the University of Göttingen. Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD (wage agreement for public service personal) guidelines.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Application

Please submit your application including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, academic transcripts, publication list, and the contact addresses of two references preferably as a single PDF file to the email address below. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
Research Group „Biochemistry of Signal Dynamics“
Dr. Alex Faesen
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen
Germany

E-Mail: 
Twitter: @FaesenLab

PhD positions (m/f/d) | International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter

 


PhD positions (m/f/d) at the International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter, Dortmund, Germany

Application Deadline: April 10th 2023

The International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter: from molecules to dynamics (IMPRS-LM) is looking for talented and motivated PhD candidates (m/f/d) of all nationalities to carry out novel projects in the following research areas:

Biochemistry • Biophysics • Cancer Biology • Cell Biology • Chemical Biology • Drug Discovery • Molecular Biology • Network Biology • Stem Cell Biology • Structural Biology • Synthetic Biology • Systems Biology

The IMPRS-LM is a joint PhD program between the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (MPI-MP), the Technical University (TU) Dortmund, the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), and it is located in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area, a vibrant, open and multicultural region in Germany.

Our goal is to provide the best environment for young and talented scientists to pursue their graduate studies and develop into independent and creative researchers. Successful applicants will join one of the many independent research groups affiliated to the program and, while focusing on one project, will be exposed to a broad field of scientific questions in the area of Life Science.

A key feature of modern Life Science is the absence of strict boundaries between the traditional disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We teach our students the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and give them the tools necessary to navigate the complex landscape of modern Life Science.

We offer

  • fully-funded PhD positions (competitive salaries with social benefits)
  • dedicated mentors to guide and promote young scientists
  • an international and exciting working atmosphere
  • state-of-the-art research facilities
  • an English-speaking training program that includes lectures, advanced scientific workshops, transferable skill courses and career development activities

Interested candidates should hold (or expect to hold prior to the start of their PhD) a M.Sc. (or an equivalent degree) in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science, (Bio-)Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Computer Science or related fields.

More information about the program and the application process.

The Max Planck Society strives to ensure a workplace that embraces diversity and that provides equal opportunities to all employees, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, religious or sexual orientation. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD Students (m/f/d)

 


The research group of Dr. Robert Ohlendorf is seeking Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD Students (m/f/d) to join our growing team at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany. Our lab combines bioengineering and in vivo imaging to understand molecular signaling that underlies mammalian brain function. The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics conducts research into the elucidation of cognitive processes in experimental, theoretical and methodological areas and is one of the Max Planck Institutes of the Max Planck Society.

Joining us, you will have the opportunity to develop protein-based and genetic tools for measuring and controlling molecular processes and apply them to study their interplay on a brain-wide level in real-time using optical, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Our interdisciplinary approach encourages researchers with different backgrounds to collaborate and develop their skills to bridge molecular, cellular and organismal levels.

Relevant work experience includes molecular biology, protein engineering, cell culture, structural biology, optogenetics, electrophysiology, functional imaging (especially fMRI), in vivo experiments, rodent handling and surgery and programing skills (e.g. Matlab, Python). Our mission is to build a supportive and inclusive environment and we highly value scientific curiosity and motivation. Ideal candidates also have a strong track record of prior research accomplishments.

The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled people are expressly encouraged. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to .

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