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Open Positions

We offer 1 PhD position in our network. Apply and forge yourself a future in the exciting field of novel enzyme research!

The application deadline is 30th of September 2023.


Engineering N-N bond forming enzymes for novel reactions

Hiring institution: University of Groningen (RUG), The Netherlands

You can apply for this position until September 30, 23:59 / before October 1, 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by sending your application documents by email to Dr. Sandy Schmidt (to


Application Information

1. Eligibility requirements:

All our network institutions are equal opportunity employers and seek a workforce diverse in age, culture, nationality and gender. None of them will apply restrictions on gender, age, ethnic groups, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, and social or economic conditions.

If you want to apply for one of our positions, you must:

  • at the time of recruitment by the host, are within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and do not hold a doctoral degree.
  • have not resided or carried out the main activity (e.g. work, studies) in the country to which you would like to be recruited “for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date” (mandatory to provide supporting documentation proving the place(s) of residence or work during the previous 3 years).
  • be in position of enrolling in a doctoral programme at the country and to meet the specific eligibility requirements at the hosting institution, if applicable.
  • Note: the mobility rule is applied to the first recruitment within the project, not to secondment periods. Mobility rules are applied to the residence and not to the nationality.
  • you are able to speak and write the English language fluently.
  • submit a complete application within the submission deadline through our application form.

2. Employment conditions:

Researchers that are being recruited as MSCA fellow to BiodeCCodiNNg will receive a monthly salary according to the national labour agreement of the recruiting institution. In addition,

researchers are being entitled to receive a mobility allowance and an additional family allowance if the researcher has a family (linked by marriage or equivalent and dependent children) upon recruitment. Please note that the payment modes of these allowances might differ per country the researcher is being recruited to.

3. How to apply:

You can apply to the position by email (to 

In the application form you must provide:

  • Personal information such as your first and last name, gender, nationality and contact details.
  • Curriculum vitae, including publication list
  • Motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) highlighting your research experience and academic achievements and explaining why you are interested in our project and in a particular research project (or more).
  • A scanned copy of certified academic records. These documents must show the grades attained in exam periods and evidence that the required degree will be obtained by the expected time of recruitment if it has not already been awarded. In addition, the document should indicate a description of national grades.
  • Any additional files relevant to the application.
  • The contact of at least one university lecturer or scientist who are familiar with your academic work and who can judge your potential as a predoctoral researcher. Applicants will be responsible for ensuring that referees submit these letters.
  • A summary of any work experience.

Start of the contract is 1st of December 2023 at the latest.

4. Important dates:

Call opening: September 2023

Deadline for applications:

23:59 h CET on 30 September 2023 

Start date of fellowships:

at the latest 1st of December 2023

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