- 2 July 2018: Application open
- 27 August 2018: Application deadline
- 1 February 2019: Start appointment selected RESCUE ESRs (in any case between 1 January 2019 and 1 June 2019).
- Candidates can only apply for a position using the online application form on this website. Applications received via other channels are not taken into account. The application should be complete, including one pdf with an evidence-based CV, written motivation for the selected position and completed before the application deadline given on this website. Candidates are free to choose from the list of projects, and may apply to a maximum of two projects.
- The principal investigators (PIs) and the Selection Committee (SC) review all received applications and preselect 5-10 candidates for each project based on evaluation criteria (see table below). The Eligibility Committee (EBC) screens for the eligibility criteria.
- The long listed candidates are invited for a first interview round and subsequently short listed candidates are invited in a second round through online video conferences with the PIs and the Selection Committee respectively.Topics of discussion during the interviews may include: the candidate’s motivation, drive and ambitions, learning goals, educational and theoretical background, experimental skills, choice of the host research group, overall potential to carry out the project successfully and their pursued future career, and more informally suitability to the working atmosphere and team compatibility. You may be asked to present your Master thesis or discuss a pre-selected paper or write a one-page project proposal. The same evaluation criteria apply as with the written applications.
- The top ranked short list candidates for each position are discussed in within the SC, taking into account candidates per position and the overall distribution of candidates. The final short list consists of the 29 most suitable candidates for each available position as well as 1-2 back up candidates (if available).
- The final candidates are invited to be appointed at the UMCU or UU.
Ineligible, disqualified or rejected candidates are informed via an electronic letter as soon as possible, which may occur at different stages in the recruitment procedure.
Terms of employment
University Medical Center Utrecht
The selected candidates will be offered a full-time PhD position at the UMCU or the UU, initially for one year. Upon successful evaluation of the first year, the contract will be extended for three more years (total: 4 years). Your gross salary will be in line with the collective labour agreement of your employer. The full-time gross monthly salary ranges at the UMCU from € 2,279 to start with in the first year, to € 2,919 after 3 years. At the UU this will be € 2,222 to start with in the first year, to € 2,840 after 3 years.
The exact net salary will depend on your eligibility to receiving the 30% tax benefit. The 30% tax benefit cannot be guaranteed. The HR department will request for this benefit for you, after which the tax office will make a decision. Without the 30% tax benefit, the minimum net salary is approximately € 1,800 per month.
The salary is supplemented by a guaranteed end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and a holiday allowance of 8% of your yearly salary. We offer a pension scheme (partly paid by employer), collective insurance schemes, parental leave, travel allowance (home to work and for work purposes), and a flexible system of benefits (multiple choice model at UU/ a la carte model at UMCU). Facilities for sports and childcare are available. Check the UU website for more information about working at Utrecht University, and check the UMCU website for more information about working at the UMCU.
The mobility allowance is already included in the ESRs living allowance (salary). There is an internal individual training budget to attend external courses, conferences or workshops. Travel to the Partner Organisation and visa costs are financed by the project.
The consortium commits itself to adhere to the principles of the ‘Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers (2005)’ as stipulated by the European Union and the NVU Recruitment Code.