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Vacancy

Postdoctoral researcher in the field of supramolecular chemistry

Vacancy number
19-482
Category
Academic staff
FTE
1.0
Target
Internal, External
City
Leiden
Publication date
29 October 2019
Closing date
30 November 2019

18 more days to apply

The Leiden Institute of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science is looking for a

Postdoctoral researcher in the field of supramolecular chemistry

Project description
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the group of Dr. Sander J. Wezenberg at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science. The candidate will develop new molecular switching motifs and anion receptor types. The project requires a variety of approaches ranging from multi-step organic synthesis, binding and switching studies, to membrane transport assays.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants should have a PhD in Chemistry (or have submitted their thesis before the start date);
  • The ideal candidate will have a solid background in organic synthesis and molecular recognition. Experience with molecular switches and molecular modelling is preferred but not required;
  • Effective communication skills to supervise and train junior researchers in the laboratory is a must;
  • The candidate is encouraged to apply for independent fellowships that will support their future career development.
  • The position is available immediately; The candidate should start no later than March 2020.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. Our people are driven by curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline. The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is diverse, ranging from mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 1,300 staff and almost 4,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. For more information, see Faculty of Science.

The Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) is organized around two major research areas: ‘Chemical Biology’ and ‘Energy & Sustainability’. The institute’s research themes illustrate the central position of chemistry between biology, medicine and physics. The various research topics carried out within these themes are ideal for executing interdisciplinary research.

Terms and conditions
We offer a full-time, one year term position, with the possibility of renewal for up to three more years depending on the performance. Salary range from €2,709.-  to €4,274.- gross per month (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at Job application procedure and employment conditions.

Diversity
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Information
Enquiries can be made to Dr. Sander Wezenberg, email: s.j.wezenberg@lic.leidenuniv.nl. Further information may also be obtained by visiting our website.

Applications
To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to Michelle van der Haar, secretary, email: m.haar@chem.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you attach a Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to your application. Letters of reference should be available upon request but are not needed at the time of application. Only applications received no later than 30 November 2019 can be considered

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