The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) welcomes talented female researchers to apply for a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship and join our research community. This position offers the opportunity to develop your own research programme in connection to and embedded in one of the UMCG research institutes, and set your career path to full professorship.
The University of Groningen initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme for the advancement of talented (international) female researchers at the institution’s highest academic levels. The programme has been running since 2002 and has financed over hundred Fellows.
The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is looking for women in academia, research institutes and industry who have a PhD and would like an academic career towards full professorship at a European top research university. The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding researchers.
Candidates applying for a fellowship at the UMCG will establish a research programme in connection to and in collaboration with departmental, institutional and international colleagues, which is largely externally funded. They will also participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline and organize their research and activities so as to create the best possible impact on society.
Within the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme, the UMCG has a Tenure/Talent Track position available for talented female researchers in the field of human movement sciences (Active and Healthy Lifestyle).
The position needs to strengthen the internal theoretical cross-fertilization and efforts in the UMCG that assign a key role to ‘exercise and physical activity’ in the prevention, cure and care of chronic diseases and the enhancement of public health. An important goal is to improve long-term sustained healthy behavior and to potentially reduce current demands on the health care system, for instance by substituting drug use by exercise and/or physical activity.
This position focuses on primary and secondary prevention through experimental and epidemiological research in a diversity of healthy and clinical populations. Institutional citizenship, i.e., the ability to collaborate across healthy populations and patient groups with the unifying element of human movement, is the hallmark of the position. Collaboration with the departments of Epidemiology and Health Sciences is obvious.
The position will contribute to the National Prevention Agenda, new health insurance policies for lifestyle interventions, recent lifestyle initiatives in the UMCG and the Public Health agenda of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.
The talent track position Active and Healthy Lifestyle will actively contribute to the educational programs of the Department of Human Movement Sciences and contributes to teaching the benefits of physical activity and exercise in medical education. Tasks will involve course development in the area of exercise and health sciences, teaching and student assessment as well as supervision and evaluation of bachelor and master graduation projects. The position includes a representative and coordinating role of this specific domain in the curricula of Human Movement Sciences and Sport Sciences.
We invite ambitious female academics to apply. Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups.