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Managing Director HFML-FELIX

  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: €5,294 - €6,444
  • Faculty of Science
  • Required background: academic
  • Application deadline: 12 June 2022

Would you like to make a creative and innovative contribution to the management of the HFML-FELIX international research infrastructure and to groundbreaking research into powerful magnets and intense free electron lasers? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic international environment and would you like to help meet societal challenges in the fields of health, energy transition and the development of new materials? Then you have a part to play as Managing Director at HFML-FELIX.

As Managing Director you will help to run HFML-FELIX, which is an open-access, large-scale, international infrastructure for research that uses powerful magnets and intense free electron lasers. You will be responsible for the overall management of the institute, particularly in the areas of finance, personnel, project management, communication, external relations and facility management. You will be part of the HFML-FELIX management team that is jointly responsible for strategic issues that pertain to the institute. You will be responsible for the institute’s budget, management reports and accountability reports. You will also implement both the Human Resources policy within the institute and the decisions taken by the HFML-FELIX management. In addition to these responsibilities, you will serve on various internal and external consultative committees. You will work together with the management to ensure that all board meetings are substantively prepared. You will also manage the HFML-FELIX office, which comprises the Business Operations Coordinator, Communications Officer, Business Liaison Officer and the Management Assistants.


  • You possess a professional and intellectual ability at higher-education level, and you preferably have a PhD in the exact sciences.
  • You have an affinity with the field, as demonstrated by both your education and experience in the field of the exact sciences.
  • You have proven management experience and/or experience with research policy.
  • You possess strong analytical skills and have numerical insight.
  • You have good oral and written skills in both Dutch and English.

About us

HFML-FELIX is an international research institute that is jointly managed by Radboud University and the Institutes Organisation of the Dutch Research Council (NWO-I). The laboratory is based at Radboud University and is currently comprised of approximately 90 academic and support staff members. The mission of HFML-FELIX is to develop, utilise and provide powerful magnetic fields and intense free electron lasers for groundbreaking physics and chemistry research that contributes to solving problems in such areas as health, energy transition and the development of new materials. In addition to carrying out internal research - and as part of the interdisciplinary Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) - HFML-FELIX hosts more than 400 visiting scientists every year, who come from all over the world to use its facilities and scientific infrastructure. HFML-FELIX is part of a number of international consortia, including the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) and Laserlab Europe.

HFML-FELIX is part of the Faculty of Science (FNWI). Within this faculty, education is provided through the educational institutes and research is carried out in the research institutes. The faculty’s general services support and monitor the processes within HFML-FELIX. In recent years, both research and education have experienced significant growth in quality and quantity.

Radboud University

We want to make the most of science, and get the best out of others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately requires. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites more than 24,000 students and 5,600 staff members at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!

What we offer

  • An employment contract for 0.8 -1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,294 and a maximum of €6,444 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 13).
  • Your will receive a holiday allowance that is equivalent to 8% of your annual wage as well as an end-of-year bonus that is equivalent to 8.3% of your annual wage.
  • We are offering a temporary appointment for one year with the prospect of permanent employment.
  • We also offer extra time off. In the case of full-time employment, you may choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional conditions of employment

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in the primary and secondary conditions of employment at Radboud University. This will enable you to achieve a good work-life balance by making agreements for flexible working hours and a range of various leave schemes and it will also allow you to work from home. Our conditions of employment will also allow you to compose part of your own conditions of employment; for example, you will be able to exchange income for additional holiday days and receive an allowance for your Sports Centre membership. And of course, we offer a good pension scheme. You will be given plenty of scope and responsibility, which will allow you to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. It is for this reason that we provide various training schemes.

Additional information

If you would like more information or you have any questions about the position, please contact Prof. Britta Redlich, director of HFML-FELIX, on +31 (0)24 365 39 47 or at britta.redlich@ru.nl. You can also contact Prof. Peter Christianen, director of HFML-FELIX, on +31 (0)24 365 22 45 or at peter.christianen@ru.nl.

The Dutch version of this job advertisement can also be found on the Radboud website. Applications will only be accepted if they are submitted via this Radboud University website.

Practical information and applications

Applicants may apply for this position until 12 June 2022. Applications may only be submitted by using the button below. Kindly address your letter of application to Prof. Britta Redlich. Please complete the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A cover letter.
  • Your CV, including the names and contact details of two or three referees.

The first round of interviews will take place on Monday 20 June and Friday 24 June. If necessary, a second round of interviews will take place on Friday 15 July and Monday 18 July. The applicant will preferably start work as soon as possible.

We can imagine that you are curious about our application procedure. The information in this link generally explains what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.