Postdoc position | Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM)

Postdoc position | Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM)

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Would you like to work at one of Europe's most prestigious cardiovascular research institutes with a diverse and interdisciplinary research community? Apply now for a postdoc position at CARIM Maastricht.

Job description

The aim of this position is to attract enthusiastic researchers that bring new expertise and knowledge to enrich CARIM’s research portfolio. We look forward to welcoming a new colleague with original ideas and a healthy research ambition that will setup a new research line within our cardiovascular research institute.

At CARIM, basic mechanisms as well as early diagnosis and individual risk stratification of cardiovascular disease are studied, allowing faster translation of new research concepts to clinical practice. You will become an integral part of one of the research groups within CARIM, in accordance with your research topic. At CARIM, our pursuit is to enhance early recognition and prevention of cardiovascular disease, advance therapeutic options, and provide impactful and inspiring mentorship to nurture the growth of young talent and staff in their scientific careers. We value open communication and an inclusive working environment and actively implement our academic recognition & awards program. You will be embedded in one of the Principal Investigator (PI) groups of CARIM, working in our six cardiovascular research programs in our three divisions of Blood, Vessels, and Heart.

CARIM is one of the eight research institutes of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University (UM). It is embedded in the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (Maastricht UMC+). Located in the heart of Europe, UM holds the distinction of being the most internationally diverse university in the Netherlands with more than half of our students and academic staff coming from abroad. In total, UM represents 100 different nationalities. The UM culture thrives due to its collaborative approach, fostering continuous interaction between staff, students, and researchers, yielding a dynamic environment that thrives on embracing novel challenges. This approach creates a stimulating and innovating workspace that is at the forefront of cardiovascular innovation.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • You are excited to work in an international project team to collaborate, and attract research grants;
  • You have a recent PhD in a relevant topic;
  • You like to communicate results and ideas to peers and to a larger audience;
  • You are enthusiastic to set up a new research line, and to provide support to colleagues within your expertise;
  • A strong desire to grow and take on increasing responsibilities within the organization;
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, and be receptive to feedback.

Conditions of employment

As Postdoc at Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 10 or 11 according to UFO profile Onderzoeker, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €3226,00 and €5090,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 48 months with a scope of 1.0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'.

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.


Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?

At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

Click here for more information about UM.


Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

At the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), everything revolves around healthy living. Our research and education are not solely focused on recovery, but place a strong emphasis on prevention, health preservation, and health promotion. Our aim is to use our knowledge and expertise to genuinely contribute to the well-being of individual people as well as society in total.

In, research, and healthcare, FHML is closely collaborating with the academic hospital in Maastricht, together forming the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+). FHML is strongly connected in education, research, and care with the Maastricht academic hospital, together with which it forms the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+).

FHML, which is the largest faculty of Maastricht University, is formed by an (inter)national community of employees and students. The faculty offers a wide range of Dutch and English-taught bachelor's and master's programs in innovative educational concepts in which the emphasis is always on building bridges to practice.

The multidisciplinary research of the FHML focuses on a number of carefully chosen topical current themes. In addition to research aimed at gaining new insights, it also concerns research whose results can be directly translated into concrete applications and innovations. The implementation of the various research programs is organized in our six graduate schools and two institutes.


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 270


Maastricht University (UM)

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