(full time, three year, the Netherlands)The Origins Center is a recent, multidisciplinary and multi-institute initiative of a large number of top tier scientists in the Netherlands, who responded to questions submitted by the public on fundamentals of life in the universe in the context of the Dutch National Science Agenda. Recently we defined the outlines of five three-year pathfinder projects that together should lay the groundworks for a future, far larger research programme, which aims at game-changing understanding of the origin of life and of life-bearing planets, predicting evolution, building and steering life from molecule to biosphere, finding extraterrestrial life and developing the mathematical understanding needed for bridging large spatial, temporal and organisatorial scale differences.
For these five pathfinder projects we are now recruiting six postdoctoral research fellows with a strong background in either astronomy, biophysics, chemistry, microbiology, , ecology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, computational science, molecular bioscience, or planetary and geosciences, and with the ability to perform innovative and multidisciplinary research. The recruited fellows will, jointly with research groups in the Netherlands, further define and execute the projects. They will thereby be centrally involved in advanced and multidisciplinary research of great scientific and public interest. For further information please refer to the job advertisement: http://www.origins-center.nl/vacancies/
Application deadline: 25th September 2017
Expires on Monday September 25th, 2017