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Rosalind Franklin Fellowships

(Tenure track positions for talented female researchers)

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is primarily directed at ambitious women in academia, research institutes or industry who have a PhD and aim for a career towards full professorship in a European top research university. The fellowship offers career opportunities to work in international leading milieus and is only awarded to outstanding researchers.

The ambitious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme was initiated by the Faculty of Science and Engineering in 2002 and has been running at the University as a whole since 2007. Since 2002, 44 fellows have been appointed at the faculty in varying disciplines.

Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin

The programme is named after Rosalind Franklin, best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA, particularly Photo 51, while at King's College London, which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix.

About the faculty

The Faculty of Science and Engineering harbours a kaleidoscope of disciplines and research strengths. Our programmes in research and education range from nanomaterials to engineering, from pharmacy to ecology, and from computer science to astronomy. Our researchers pursue fundamental key questions while collaborating with partners from industry, the medical world and other realms of society. Frontline research groups explore new fields such as synthetic biology and sustainable energy use.

The faculty gives high priority to the international dimension of education and research and has a long history of stimulating, initiating and carrying out multidisciplinary and internationally oriented research. The Faculty offers about 40 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes of which more than 35 programmes are English taught, attracting students from all over the world.

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