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Call for proposals LEaDing fellows post-doc programme

Leading Fellows

The ‘LEaDing Fellows Postdoc Programme’ is a Horizon2020 Marie Sklowdowska Curie COFUND programme and will provide 90 researchers from all over the world who recently obtained a PhD, with the opportunity to gain two years of work experience in the challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary environment offered by Leiden, Leiden Medical Center, Erasmus Rotterdam, Erasmus Medical Center and Delft of Technology.

The aim is to provide opportunities for international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as transnational and cross-sectoral mobility, by offering open recruitment and attractive working conditions. Three calls with fixed deadlines will be opened, accommodating first 20, then 40 and finally 30 fellows. Applicants can propose a project of their own choice, including a research proposal, a career development plan, a motivation letter, a CV and a support statement of his/her proposed supervisor in one of the universities or medical centers of the program. For more details see the Guide for Applicants on the LEaDing Fellows website (

Research fields

Applicants have an opportunity to apply for a fellowship in research fields covered the five institutions:

Leiden (
Leiden Medical Center (
Erasmus Rotterdam (
Erasmus Medical Center (
Delft of Technology (

Why apply?

Fellows recruited will:

Have the opportunity to gain two years of work experience in the challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary environment offered by the institutions
- Fellows will be offered a full-time, fixed term employment contract for a period of 24 months at one of the institutions
- Fellows can benefit from structured career development by:

1. undertaking training (in both research and transferable skills)
2. having the opportunity to undertake visits or internships at one of the four other LEaDing fellows partners or linked industry or non-academic partners

- Fellows will benefit from Dutch employment conditions and remuneration will be according to the collective labour agreement (CAO) of the Dutch universities or the University Medical Centers
- The annual gross salary will vary between 42.000-55.000 per year, depending on work experience

Who can apply?

Eligibility criteria

- Applicants of all nationalities are eligible, unless national, international or European legislation or embargos prohibit specific (combinations of (sub) disciplines and) countries of origin
- Applicants shall not have spent more than 12 months in the Netherlands in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date (1 October 2017)
- Applicants should have obtained their PhD before the recruitment date (1 October 2017) and less than 60 months prior. This application window can be extended for pregnancy (6 months per child), maternity or paternity leave (6 months per child), training for medical specialists (3 years) or compulsory and reserve military service (actual time). Evidencing documentation must be added to the application


First call open: 1st of February 2017
Deadline first call: 31th of March 2017
Recruitment date (reference date eligibility): 1st of October 2017
Eligibility check: April 2017
Evaluation process: April- October 2017
Appointment fellows: between 1 November 2017 and 30 April 2020

Second call open: 1st of November 2017
Deadline second call: 31th of December 2017
Number of positions: 40
Appointment fellows: between 1 August 2018 and 31 January 2021

Third call open: 1st of August 2018
Deadline third call: 30th of September 2018
Number of positions: 30
Appointment fellows: between 1 May 2019 and 31 October 2021

More information:

Status: Researcher
Location: Delft, NETHERLANDS
Advert Published: 1 Feb 2017
Expiry date: 31 Mar 2017
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