PhD candidates in homogeneous, bio-inspired supramolecular catalysis

PhD candidates in homogeneous, bio-inspired supramolecular catalysis

Published Deadline Location
4 Jul 31 Aug Amsterdam

Job description

The group Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis ‘HomKat at the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) has a 4-year PhD position available to develop new (radical-type) reactions to convert carboxylic acid substrates containing a C-Cl bond.   

In this project you will develop new (radical-type) reactions to convert carboxylic acid substrates containing a C-Cl bond. The aim of the project is to develop inexpensive and non-toxic catalysts to convert these substrates into value-added products. The project is in collaboration with an industrial partner, sponsored via the Advanced Research Center - Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC-CBBC).

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

  • You should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree,
  • the ability to collaborate and adapt in an international team is required and you must possess good communication skills in oral and written English.

Conditions of employment

Position is available starting from 1 st September   2019, and we will recruit until both positions have been filled. You will be appointed full-time at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on a temporary base for a maximum period of four years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,325 in the first year to €2,975 in the final year, according to the Dutch salary scales for PhD candidates. This is excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Employer

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.

http://www.uva.nl/en/home

Department

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)

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 Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of eight institutes of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Faculty of Science. HIMS performs internationally recognized chemistry and molecular research, curiosity driven as well as application driven. This is done in close cooperation with the chemical, flavour & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organised into four themes: Sustainable Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics.

The group Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis ‘HomKat is headed by prof. Joost Reek, Prof. Bas de Bruin and Assoc.Prof. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt. The group is part of the Sustainable Chemistry Research Priority theme at the UvA. The general aim of the group is the development of new catalysts for known and new important conversions, a challenge that we like to approach in a multidisciplinary fashion. Important issues that are involved in these catalytic conversions comprise of the atom-efficiency, the chemo-, regio-, and stereo-selectivity, and of course the activity and the stability of the catalyst. In addition to these aspects, we also investigate new solutions to the problem of homogeneous catalyst separation and recycling.

http://hims.uva.nl/

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  • cover letter/letter of motivation (at most 1 page), why did you choose to apply for this position;
  • curriculum vitae, including list of publications; working experience with months;
  • the names and contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two academic references.

The selection process commences immediately, but will close when a suitable candidate has been found, even if this prior to the final date of the application window. Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with. ​

Specifications

  • PhD positions
  • Natural Sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2325—€2975 per month
  • University Graduate
  • 19-449

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Location

Spui 21, 1012 WX, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application through the application procedure of Academic Transfer. 

No agencies please

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Application procedure

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application through the application procedure of Academic Transfer. 

No agencies please

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Aug 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).