PhD student BNT

Published Deadline Location
23 Oct 1 Dec Wageningen

PhD student BNT

Job description

We are looking for and enthusiastic student who wants to engage in a 4 year trajectory as a PhD candidate in our Laboratory of BioNanoTechnology. Open mind and creative thinking are prerequisites to step into this multidisciplinary research project that concerns the design and fabrication of innovative NMR probes with integrated microcoil antennas that will be exploited for the characterization of minor components in bulk processes. The project is part of a bigger COAST-funded project and runs in parallel with one at the Leiden University and extensive collaboration is expected to result in hyphenating the devices constructed in the different sites. The project is focussed on technology development and comprises extensive collaboration with industrial partners and a user committee.


For this position we request an MSc degree in Chemistry or Chemical Technology, or physics or engineering if appropriate background education in chemistry and/or NMR spectroscopy.

Conditions of employment

We offer you a temporary position for a period of 1.5 years with extension of 2.5 years after successful evaluation. Gross salary per month €2.222,- in the first year rising up to €2.840,- per month in the fourth year.

We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.


Wageningen University & Research

We are the Laboratory of BioNanoTechnology, BioNT, a young chair group of Wageningen University, which is an active and internationally oriented group of researchers (1 full prof, 4 staff members, 9 PhD students, 10-15 BSc/MSc students) with the ambition to double in size in the coming years. We are embedded in the BioMolecular science cluster and the MAGNEtic resonance research FavilitY - MAGNEFY. Keywords that characterize the style of working are: freedom to explore own initiatives, working in a team (mutual coaching), open-door-communications, creative thinking. The group offers expertise in (bio)inorganic chemistry, supramolecular and nanoparticle chemistry, nanotechnology and optical and NMR spectroscopy. Our research aims are exploration and development of emerging areas within the field of BioNanoTechnology, with application in supramolecular sensors systems and biomedical applications, viz. Nanomedicine.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research where fundamental and applied sciences complement each other. As an important European player, we carry out top-level research and work alongside authoritative partners within the international business world as well as the government on "Healthy food in a biobased society". We have a crucial role in innovations within the market. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are what define us. In short, we are an interesting, international employer of stature.

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

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  • PhD positions
  • Natural Sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University Graduate
  • 294885


Wageningen University & Research

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