Postdoctoral Position in Chemistry
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands

Postdoctoral Position in Chemistry

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Science
Educational level:  PhD
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  01.08.2024
Vacancy number:  13149

 

 

The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of eight institutes of the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. (UvA). HIMS performs internationally recognized research in molecular sciences, both curiosity as well as application driven. This is partly done in cooperation with the chemical, energy, flavour & food, medical and high-tech industries. Within the Synthesis and catalysis cluster, the Organic Chemistry Group (SOC) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher. The postdoctoral researcher will perform the research in the laboratory of the SOC group in collaboration with AstraZeneca (dr. Magnus Johansson).

 

What are you going to do


The project "C-H Methylation for late-stage drug discovery" is a joint project of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and AstraZeneca, funded by Chemistry NL. Symeres is also involved in this collaboration. Our goal is to develop general C-H methylation reactions that will allow the direct introduction of methyl groups into a number of lead compounds in order to significantly increase their biological potency.

 

What do we require

 

  • A PhD degree in organic chemistry and catalysis;
  • You should be a creative thinker that likes challenging projects;
  • You have a background in organic synthesis and catalysis;
  • You should be team players as the projects will be carried out in the context of a collaborative program;
  • You should have excellent project- and time management skills;
  • You should have excellent communication skills; for presenting data in conferences and workshops and to potential partners;
  • fluency in English, both written and spoken.

 

You will be appointed at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
 

Your experience and profile

 

  • A PhD degree in organic chemistry and catalysis with substantial experience in metal-catalyzed C-H functionalization processes is required;
  • The ability to collaborate and adapt in an international team is required and candidates must have good communication skills in English, both written and oral.

 

Due to limitations in recruitment budget, we will preferably consider candidates that are currently in Europe.

The position is open until we find a proper canditate.

 

Our offer


A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting as soon as possible, for the duration of 12 months. An extension may be possible based on available funding combined with adequate performance.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 3,226 - € 5,090 (scale 10). This does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

 

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
•    232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
•    multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
•    multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
•    multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
•    7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
•    partly paid parental leave;
•    the possibility to set up a workplace at home;
•    a pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
•    the possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

 

About us

 

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, flavor & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organized into four themes: Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Synthesis & Catalysis and Molecular Photonics.

 

The Fernández-Ibánez Research Group, which is part of The Synthetic Organic Chemistry Group aims at the development of efficient synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of added value chemicals and materials. In several research projects they cooperate with national and international chemical and pharmaceutical companies, sharing their expertise.

 

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

 

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 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. 

 

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

 

Questions?


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

 

Job application


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.

 

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by August 1st at latest. You may apply online by using the link below.

 

Applications in .pdf should include:
•    a curriculum vitae including the list of publications (please put in the months and not just years when referring to your education and work experience;
•    a letter of motivation (max 1 pages A4);
•    a reference (email, phone number) to the direct supervisor in the previous academic position.

 

We will recruit until the position is filled and close the position when a suitable candidate is found.

 

 

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize 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.

 

No agencies please.

 

 


If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Physicaloxy

Apply

All Jobs

FACEBOOK
TWITTER
LINKEDIN

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Zurich Job Postings