Interim PhD Coordinator at the Donders Graduate School

Interim PhD Coordinator at the Donders Graduate School

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29 Sep 11 Oct Nijmegen

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Job description

As Interim PhD Coordinator (maternity leave replacement) at the Donders Graduate School, you will have an important role in facilitating and developing a wide variety of activities related to our PhD programme. You will work closely with the scientific director, the management director and the management assistants of the Donders Institute bureau. You will help design and maintain the educational programme for PhD candidates, monitor the PhD programme, including the individual PhD candidates' progress, career perspectives, and support of PhD candidates in difficulties. You will regularly organise events to as part of the Graduate School's lively and interactive programme. Furthermore, you will be expected to maintain the Graduate School's newsletter and website.


Radboud University


  • You should hold a Master's or PhD degree, preferably in a discipline related to the Donders Institute's activities.
  • Excellent organisational and social skills are essential to fulfil this position successfully.
  • English is the lingua franca at the Donders Institute and proficiency in spoken and written English and Dutch is a pre-requisite.
  • Familiarity with web design and knowledge of the Dutch doctoral system are advantageous.
  • You will be expected to work proactively and in a result-oriented manner.
  • You should have a positive, service-oriented attitude. You are a team player, socially intelligent, and show commitment.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 8 months as replacement during maternity leave.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.7 - 0.8 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,226 and a maximum of €5,9290 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10 or 11, based on experience and seniority).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 8 months as replacement during maternity leave.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a network organisation of researchers from the Radboud university medical center, the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The institute hosts more than 1,000 researchers, who focus on understanding the brain, behaviour and cognition for mechanistic understanding and advancing health, education and technology. We have been rated an excellent institute by an international evaluation committee and recognised as a 'highly stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as young talent'. The Donders Institute offers a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment to staff from many different countries. English is therefore the lingua franca at the institute. 

Research at the Donders Institute is concentrated around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and decision-making, 3. Plasticity and lifelong learning, 4. Natural Computing and Neurotechnology. The Donders Institute is proud of its state-of-the-art research facilities for a wide range of neuroscience research.

Training of the next generation of scientists in the broad field of neuroscience is organised at the Donders Graduate School, which offers students a high-quality educational programme at both the Master's and PhD level. Currently, over 100 Master's students and over 500 PhD students are enrolled.

Radboud University
We are keen to meet critical thinkers who want to look closer at what really matters. People who, from their expertise, wish to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This ambition unites more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University and requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1215558



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