08 Postdoctoral Fellowships: Origin and Evolution of Life 1326 views

The oLife (Origin and Evolution of Life) Fellowship Programme is a joint initiative by seven world-leading research institutes of three universities in The Netherlands (University of Groningen, Leiden University, Eindhoven University of Technology). The fellowship is supported by funding from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the EU. The 8 Postdoctoral Researcher positions are available at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry.

Scientific areas:
  • Planetary preconditions and boundary conditions of Life, and its origins here on Earth
  • Defining properties and synthesis of Life, from the molecular to the biosphere level
  • Modelling, predicting and steering of Life
  • Distribution of Life across the universe


  • Applicant must be an experienced researcher in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience by January 26, 2020.
  • Applicant must have research experience in one or multiple fields relevant to the oLife Fellowship Programme, such as (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, molecular biology, computational science, systems biology, evolutionary biology, ecology, astrophysics, geoscience or a combination thereof.
  • Applicant must not have resided in the Netherlands for more than 12 months during the 3 years prior to January 26, 2020.
  • Applicant must be proficient in English language (academic level).

Duration: initially 12 months; may be extended by 24 months; will not be extended after the 36 months period


For the Preliminary Proposal round, applicant is required to complete the online application form and submit one PDF file, containing (in the following order):

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed CV, including a publication list (max. 4 A4)
  • A description of relevant research experience and most noticeable research results, including an abstract of PhD thesis (max 2 A4)
  • A brief description and motivation of proposed research project (max. 2 A4)
  • A copy of PhD certificate
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Computational Science, Systems Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Astrophysics, Geoscience

Fellowship amount As per EU rules
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 26 January 2020

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