Vacancy for a full Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at Radboud University - Nijmegen (NL)

Full Professor of Biophysical Chemistry (1,0 fte)

Faculty of Science
Maximum salary: € 7,431 gross/month
Vacancy number: 62.55.15
Application deadline: 7 December 2015


The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) announces an opening for a full professor of Biophysical Chemistry within the framework of Advanced Spectroscopy applied in a Chemical Biology context. You will establish a highly competitive and collaborative programme, with an emphasis on developing and applying advanced spectroscopic techniques. You will also support spectroscopic services for other research groups within the IMM, RIMLS and Radboud university medical center in a collaborative manner. Your research programme will be complementary but will also have some overlap with the programmes of other research groups within IMM, increasing both the depth and width of the knowledge spectrum of IMM.
You should have a proven track record in lecturing at an academic level and will be expected to play an active role in the educational programmes of the educational institutes. You will be responsible for, and will actively initiate, attractive and innovative science education in biophysical chemistry with an emphasis on spectroscopic methods development and their application in the study of the functional behaviour of biomolecules, biomimetic materials and related subjects.

Work environment

The aim of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) is to conduct research and train undergraduate and graduate students in the field of functional molecular structures and materials. The emphasis is on understanding and controlling complexity in order to be able to design new functionality in these systems. Complexity is embraced in a broad perspective. It encompasses large bioorganic structures, nano-sized materials, and molecular assemblies, as well as detailed studies of ultra-fast processes in small structures and molecules, and a rigorous advanced theoretical description of materials and molecular interactions. IMM research can roughly be subdivided into two main themes: Chemical Biology and Advanced Spectroscopy. Covering experimental as well as theoretical physics and chemistry, and with state-of-the-art spectroscopic and synthetic techniques, the groups that constitute the IMM have expertise in all areas needed to explore these fields.

What we expect from you

In summary, you should:

  • have the qualities necessary to become a successful group leader;
  • be an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial scientist with an excellent track record and the potential to conduct biophysical research at the interface of chemistry and biology using advanced spectroscopic techniques to initiate novel research at the IMM;
  • be capable of developing and strengthening professional relationships at our institute;
  • be a researcher willing to participate in projects of a multidisciplinary nature;
  • be an inspirational lecturer with excellent proven teaching skills who can participate in the educational programmes of our faculty;
  • have excellent scientific qualities (primary requirement);
  • be a scientist who has shown competence in acquiring external funding for research;
  • be willing to represent our institute in national and international research organizations;
  • be an academic who is willing to contribute to the administrative and organizational tasks of the Faculty of Science and the IMM research institute, and to their educational programmes.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 1,0 fte;
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 7,431 based on a 38-hour working week;
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • excellent research and teaching facilities;
  • a collaborative, high-quality working environment;
  • depending on experience, you will be granted tenure either immediately or upon a positive review after an initial 5-year appointment;
  • you will be classified as a Full Professor (hoogleraar) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

The Faculty of Science is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Biophysical Chemistry
Further information on: Institute for Molecules and Materials

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. Dr. A.P.M. Kentgens
Telephone: +31-24-3652078

Prof.dr. A. Bax
Telephone: +1 3014962848 USA

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 attachments:

  • Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching and Research Statement
  • Two References

For more information on your application: +31 24 3653121.