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The Synthetic Organic Chemistry (SOC) group is part of the Sustainable Chemistry research theme. As group of the sustainable chemistry, we aim to realize a circular chemistry economy. One of our main topics is the sustainable use of phosphorus. Our research is dedicated to the development of novel and sustainable synthetic methodologies for phosphate recycling. Therefore, we are recruiting a Research assistant to strengthen our research project to valorize the knowledge obtained within our group on sustainable phosphorus chemistry. Parts of our research is conducted in close collaboration with a spin-off company.

What are you going to do?

You will:

  • carry out custom research in organic and inorganic phosphorus chemistry, in particular focused on scale-up;
  • keep updated to novel equipment and processes and advice the supervisor about their innovation of materials and possible process optimizations;
  • exhibit the highest degree of reliability and accuracy to assure quality and reproducibility of the results specifically related to the project;
  •  contribute (in collaboration with the supervisor) to the good practice in laboratory work and maintenance of a safe working environment;
  • keep updated with the latest relevant literature related to the research project;
  • participate in research discussions, including own research involvement.

What do we require?

  • At least a bachelor in (in)organic chemistry with a special focus on applied chemistry;
  • A high motivation and open to work in a high multidisciplinary environment;
  • willingness to share your expertise with the other group members as well as being open to acquire new knowledge from them;
  • an ability to work independently (after an initial training) in an international environment and laboratory trouble-shooting is highly required;
  • fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Any track record detailing your experience will be carefully considered in the selection process. If you have experience in phosphorus chemistry you will have an advantage. If you do not meet these requirements you will not be considered.

Our offer

A temporary contract for the duration of 6 months for 38 hours a week, preferably starting on 1 February 2021.  The Job profile Education/Research Officer 3 is applicable .

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,656 to €3,548 (scale 8) gross per month, based on a full-time contract of 38 hours a week. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Questions?

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

About the Faculty of Science and the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, 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’s 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 Synthetic Organic Chemistry (SOC) group is part of the Sustainable Chemistry research theme. As group of the sustainable chemistry, we aim to realize a circular chemistry economy. One of our main topics is the sustainable use of phosphorus. Our research is dedicated to the development of novel and sustainable synthetic methodologies for phosphate recycling. Therefore, we are recruiting a Researcher to strengthen our research project to valorize the knowledge obtained within our group on sustainable phosphorus chemistry. Parts of our research is conducted in close collaboration with a spin-off company.

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 10 January 2021. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in .pdf should include a motivation letter and CV, including a list of publications. Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.
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