Lecturer Analytical Sciences

Lecturer Analytical Sciences

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11 Sep 16 Oct Amsterdam

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Job description

To support and strengthen the teaching activities of the highly popular MSc track in Analytical Sciences we are looking for a colleague who will focus her/his efforts on further enhancing the quality of the two-year program. Are you the Analytical Scientist we seek, and do you like working with students? Do you want to make a contribution to our Analytical Chemistry program and assist early stage researchers in taking their first steps on the path to academic excellence?

What are you going to do?

Analytical chemistry plays a crucial role in many fields of science and society. For the development of new pharmaceuticals, the unravelling of complex biological systems or the design of new sustainable materials and chemical processes, methods and techniques are required to identify and quantify chemical compounds in a variety of materials and environments. The impact of analytical science is not restricted to chemistry: progress in medicine, biology, environmental and material sciences is strongly dependent on the availability of new analytical tools. As a lecturer, you will help in the preparation and organisation of lectures, practical labs, and projects for a range of courses in our program. This will be done in consultation with the course coordinators, who are responsible for the theoretical and didactic implementation of a course. The emphasis of the lecturer positions is on supporting the practical aspects of the education within our MSc programme.

The tasks of a lecturer consist of:

  • developing, preparing and adapting course material;
  • coaching and instructing teachings assistants;
  • supervising project groups;
  • provision of feedback on weekly assignments;
  • giving lectures (dependent on qualifications);
  • supporting students in research projects (organisation as well as supervision of academic processes);
  • organising extracurricular activities, such as ad-hoc workshops.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


As a lecturer in the Analytical Sciences, you have:

  • a Master of Science degree (or PhD degree) in analytical sciences, analytical chemistry, or a related discipline, with applications in one or more of the following: bio-analysis, environmental, industrial, pharmaceutical, or forensic analysis;
  • good didactical and organisational skills;
  • fluency in oral and written English;
  • a proactive and flexible attitude;
  • the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Moreover, we ask a lecturer to be prepared to follow a training programme on educational skills: the University Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO).

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 12 months. The appointment may be extended with a maximum of three years if we assess your performance positive and depending on organizational and student influx developments. The gross monthly salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,709 up to a maximum of €4.274 (scale 10), depending on relevant work experience and based on 38 hours per week. Furthermore, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look at our website


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.



Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The Faculty of Science offers 11 Bachelor's (BSc) degree programmes and 18 Master’s (MSc) degree programmes in the fields of the exact sciences, computer science and information studies, and life and earth sciences. Of these the Graduate School of Sciences offers 5 MSc programmes of which one is Chemistry. The Chemistry master's at the UvA is ranked amongst the best Chemistry programmes within the EU.
The great strength of the Faculty of Science lies in the commitment and enthusiasm of its lecturers and students, combined with the scope for individual initiative, increasingly effective support as well as a modern, professional campus. The degree programmes have been designed according to the principle of 'uniformity where possible and differentiation where necessary', which means that the programmes decide what goals to achieve and how to reach such goals within generic frameworks.
At the Graduate School of Sciences, you will find a challenging work environment with diverse tasks as well as enough room for your own initiative and development. The atmosphere is open and there is Analytic scope for collaboration between colleagues.



  • Education
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2709—€4274 per month
  • University graduate
  • 19-578


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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