Supervisor Synthetic Chemistry Lab Courses

Supervisor Synthetic Chemistry Lab Courses

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13 Jul 20 Aug Nijmegen

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Job description

Are you a chemist and do you want to teach students the ‘tricks of the trade’ of synthetic chemistry? As a Supervisor, you ensure a safe and agreeable working environment in our education labs, give feedback to students and contribute to the development and improvement of experiments for the various lab courses.

We are looking for a chemist who enjoys transferring synthetic knowledge and skills to students. During the year, you will be the direct supervisor of groups of students at one of our teaching labs. You will ensure a safe and agreeable working environment for these students and teach them the 'tricks of the trade' of synthetic chemistry. You will also give positive feedback on the students' preparatory work, skills and reporting and grade them on these aspects. Lastly, you will contribute to the development, improvement and testing of synthetic experiments for various lab courses. 

During periods in which no regular lab courses are taught (exam periods, student holidays) you will contribute to other departmental activities: routine maintenance of equipment, ordering equipment and chemicals, testing and improving experiments, and facilitating 'afternoon labs' for high-school students. You will be expected to be assertive and proactive in your approach to students and you should be able to combine clarity with a friendly and personal attitude.


Radboud University


  • A Bachelor's degree in chemistry from a university of applied sciences or a comparable degree.
  • Experience with synthetic chemistry, or more specifically, with working under the exclusion of oxygen and water (using Schlenk glassware).
  • Affinity with practical chemistry education.
  • Affinity with scientific research in chemistry.
  • A good command of Dutch and English, both spoken and written.
  • Experience with solid-phase synthesis, flow chemistry and/or instrumental analysis is a plus.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • Employment: 0.5 FTE (or 1.0 FTE in combination with the vacant position of Research Technician).
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,968 and a maximum of €4,078 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 9).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year.
  • The intended start date is 1 October 2021.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


The Faculty of Science undertakes scientific research and offers courses in the natural sciences. Education is organised in four education institutes. The Institute for Molecular Sciences is responsible for the study programmes in Chemistry, Molecular Life Sciences, and Science. Most of the courses are given in English. The Molecular Sciences teaching lab organisation is headed by the lab coordinator and organises and facilitates lab courses for students in the three study programmes mentioned above in close collaboration with staff from the research departments. In four lab courses, spread over three years, students learn to perform organic and organometallic syntheses. The level of complexity and difficulty of the experiments increases with each study year. We offer students thorough, complete and challenging training in synthetic chemistry and strongly value a personal approach.


  • Technical and laboratory
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 20 hours per week
  • €2968—€4078 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 1160858



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