Researcher in NMR Spectroscopy
University of Twente Faculty of Science and Technology

Job description

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an essential technology in molecular sciences. In the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of Twente, research ranging from Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Science and Engineering to Materials Science, relies on a solid, high-end NMR infrastructure with substantial support.

At present, the research conducted on the NMR equipment contributes to widely diverging research questions. We ask your expertise and contribution to in particular, but not exclusive, the analysis of complex organic compound mixtures as they arise from biomass conversion and the elucidation of (bio)organic, macromolecular and supramolecular systems.

As a Researcher, you will be responsible to scientifically support these and other activities in a proactive manner. Also, you will look for new opportunities with other research groups within the faculty for application of NMR to their research questions. With your active attitude and view towards the future you will take the lead in the writing of grants that will support a scientific position for the NMR facility on the long run. Participation in the educational program of the faculty is encouraged.

The present NMR facilities represent a 600 MHz state-of-the-art instrument that is dedicated for more complex analysis and a 400 MHz machine, equipped with a sample robot, mostly used for routine analysis. The position will be embedded in the Organic and Materials Chemistry and Technology cluster ( in the Faculty of Science & Technology.

Your profile

A PhD degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is required by the time of employment. Extensive pre-existing and hands-on experience with NMR spectroscopy, in particular those experiments relevant to the research questions addressed above, is mandatory. You are a collaborative and proactive person, a team player and scientific expert alike.


Please apply before August 15, via the “apply now” button and include a motivation letter emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position, a detailed CV (resume) and a publication list.

If you need more information please contact Prof. dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen ( or Prof. dr. Jurriaan Huskens (

Our offer

We offer a position as a Researcher according to the Job Classification System (UFO) system, and salary, conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. The contract will be for one year initially but can be prolonged upon mutual satisfaction, and a long-term perspective is foreseen. Gross monthly salary depends on experience and qualifications and ranges from € 3.353 to € 4.402. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (amounts to 8%), an end-of-year bonus (amounts to 8,3%) and a number of additional benefits.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and MIRA. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.

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