Lecturer in Spectroscopy
Wageningen University
Netherlands

Academic Teacher in Spectroscopy

Location Wageningen

End date Fri 14 August 2020

We are looking for

Are you passionate about teaching and digitalization of education? Can you motivate and teach our students in finding answers in the area of quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and organic structure elucidation?  Are you holding a PhD degree in spectroscopy or physical/theoretical aspects of chemistry? Then we are looking for you!

The position is shared between the labs of Biophysics and Organic Chemistry.

Our chair groups are responsible for teaching a wide range of courses at Wageningen University.  These include introductory and advanced courses on quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and structure elucidation of organic compounds.  The introductory courses are given to 100 – 250 students per year, while the advanced courses focus on smaller groups (10 – 30 students).  For both small-scale and larger scale courses we are aiming to further improve the level of our teaching by further digitalization. The position therefore encompasses roughly 50% teaching and course coordination, and 50% course development.

We ask

We are looking for a highly-motivated, academically curious and result-driven team player with: 

  • A PhD in theoretical or physical chemistry, and/or spectroscopy;
  • a strong knowledge of molecular physics/chemistry (e.g. relevant for organic structure elucidation);
  • experience in teaching, and the desire to further develop this;
  • practical skills of programming;
  • responsibility for the progress and quality of projects;
  • good-to-excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English.

We offer

We offer you a temporary position for a period of 1 year with extension to 4 years after successful evaluation. Salary before tax from € 2.790,- to € 4.402,- (scale 10) based on full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience. We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension by the ABP Pension Fund.

In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 1.6-2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use of the sports facilities on campus.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Herbert van Amerongen:  herbert.vanamerongen@wur.nl or Prof Han Zuilhof: han.zuilhof@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Marjolijn Steffens, HR Advisor, telephone number +31 317489882 or mail: marjolijn.steffens@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?

This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission. This vacancy is open until Saturday August 15th 2020. 

Equal opportunities employer

We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. 

With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,000 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen. We have been named Best Employer in Education category 2019-2020.

Click here for more information about working at Wageningen University & Research.

The Laboratory of Biophysics (BIP) engages in research of the physical aspects of life processes and teaching of the fundamentals of physics and biophysics and their application in the life sciences. The research of BIP relies on both optical and magnetic resonance techniques.

BIP is a dynamic international team comprising around 10 staff members, 15 PhD students and post-docs. More information on our team can be found at http://www.bip.wur.nl/UK/. BIP is embedded in the BioMolecular Sciences cluster and participates in the MicroSpectroscopy Research Facility and the MAGNEtic resonance research FacilitY of Wageningen university & Research.

The Organic Chemistry group (www.orc.wur.nl) constitutes a large, interdisciplinary research team involved in teaching and research on organic chemistry, with an emphasis on surface-based reactivity, click reactions and bioconjugation chemistry. Our group excels in the field and aims to continue to do so. The team consists of around 25 PhD students and postdocs, a permanent staff of 7 technical employees, three part-time professors with external expertise, 5 assistant and associate professors, and one chair (many of whom have received highly competitive national and ERC personal grants). The new laboratory is extremely well-equipped with a unique set of analysis instruments for bio-organic chemistry. In addition to this, our lab is part of the Biomolecular Sciences cluster, and the embedding within Wageningen University & Research adds ample biological context for our chemical tools. Currently ca. 2600 students/year take part in one or more Organic Chemistry study elements provided by our faculty.

More information about Wageningen Campus you can find here.

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