Postdoctoral researcher in Supramolecular Chemistry

Postdoctoral researcher in Supramolecular Chemistry

Published Deadline Location
16 Apr tomorrow Leiden

Job description

The Faculty of Science Leiden and Leiden Institute of Chemistry are looking for a

postdoctoral researcher in Supramolecular Chemistry

Work and profile
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the group of Dr. Sander J. Wezenberg at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science. The candidate will develop and/or study stimuli-responsive synthetic molecular systems able to capture, release, and directionally transport ions. The project covers a variety of approaches ranging from organic synthesis to liposomal transport assays.

Applicants should have a PhD in Chemistry or a related field (or have submitted their thesis before the start date). Experience with stimuli-responsive materials, macrocyclic hosts and/or mechanically interlocked compounds would be advantageous but is not required. Effective communication skills to supervise and train junior researchers in the laboratory is a must. The candidate is encouraged to apply for independent fellowships that will support their future career development.

The position is available immediately; The candidate should start before August 2024.

Description of organisation and terms of employment
The position starts by August 2024 at the latest. We offer a position for twelve (12) months and upon satisfactory performance to be extended for one more year. You will be appointed in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The salary ranges from € 3.226,- to € 5.090,- gross per month, depending on experience (pay scale 10).

The Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) is organized around two major research areas: ‘Chemical Biology’ and ‘Energy & Sustainability’. The institute’s research themes illustrate the central position of chemistry between biology, medicine and physics. The various research topics carried out within these themes are ideal for executing interdisciplinary research.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

The Faculty of Science at Leiden University is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelors’ and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,300 staff and over 5,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

Leiden University is one of Europe’s leading international research universities.

Thanks to its committed and inspired employees, the university enjoys a leading role in academic research and education. Leiden also scores very well every year in prominent rankings. This means that, to maintain our position, the bar is set very high. Regardless of the work you do at our university, you are always encouraged to broaden your horizons, develop your talents and reach your full potential. Will you become our newest colleague?

Do you have questions about this position? Please contact Dr. Sander J. Wezenberg, email: Further information may also be obtained by visiting our website, see

You can find more information about the faculty of Science at For more information about working at Leiden university please visit

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Are you enthusiastic about this vacancy? We are looking forward to get to know you. You can apply until 19-06-2024 using the application button below. Letters of reference should be available upon request but are not needed at the time of application. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Leiden University


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 14766



Rapenburg 70, 2311EZ, Leiden

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Make sure to apply no later than 19 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).