Postdoc on biocatalyst immobilization

Postdoc on biocatalyst immobilization

Published Deadline Location
30 Aug 15 Oct Eindhoven

Job description

Are you motivated to contribute to a more efficient and sustainable  production of pharmaceuticals? Do you want to explore nanotechnology for state-of-the-art biocatalysis ?  Do you enjoy working at the interface between academia and industry? This project allows you to implement  biocatalysis in flow chemistry applications.

Job Description

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly searching for new molecular building blocks that can cost-effectively and sustainably be produced. Within the program CASSAFLOW we will develop a production process for multifunctional amino acids based on biocatalysis and flow chemistry that meets these requirements. You will immobilize enzymes in polymeric bowl-shaped nanoparticles to ensure that the catalysts remain active and can be applied effectively in the flow process. You will actively participate in the consortium with both academic and industrial partners. You are target-driven and can manage your activities well to achieve the project deliverables.

You are connected to the EIC transition project CASSAFLOW, where you work together with colleagues with much experience in the area of biocatalysis, amino acid production and flow reactors. You are furthermore embedded in the bio-organic chemistry group, especially the functional nanoparticles cluster (

You are a postdoctoral scientist with an inquisitive mind who enjoys application-driven research. You are skilled in experimental work related to organic chemistry, biocatalysis and polymer science. You like to work in a multidisciplinary project and interact very well with your colleagues, with whom you want to collaborate. You have strongly developed communicative skills and you like to present your work, also to a broader audience.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • A PhD degree (or an equivalent university degree) in polymer science, nanoscience and/or biocatalysis
  • A research-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and interested in collaborating with industrial partners.
  • Motivated to develop your teaching skills and coach students.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level).

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
  • A full time employment for one year with the possibility to extend with two years.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. € 3.877 max. € 5.090) dependent on knowledge and experience.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.

Additional information

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager J.C.M.(Jan) van Hest, j.c.m.v.hest[at] or +31 40 247 3515

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Leo van Houten, HR-Advisor, l.v.houten[at] or +31 40 247 8269

Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button. The application should include a:
  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V37.6873


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 15 Oct 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).