Postdoctoral Researcher in Materials Chemistry
Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
Gross monthly salary: € 2,790 - € 4,402
Faculty of Science
Required background: PhD
Application deadline: 9 August 2021
We are looking for
The Molecular Materials group at Radboud University has developed a synthetic
hydrogel with many interesting applications in and beyond the biomedical
field. As a postdoctoral researcher, you will develop and optimise the
synthesis and analysis of the material to allow larger scale production.
Additionally, you will develop chemistry to expand the portfolio of material.
In addition to lab work, you will contribute to the business development of
the hydrogel, setting up contacts with potential partners.
PhD degree in chemistry and ample experience with synthetic organic
Affinity with materials science and/or scaling-up of reactions.
Affinity with business development.
Excellent communication skills, in written and spoken English.
Bright and original ideas.
Molecular Materials and Systems Chemistry
The Systems Chemistry group is active at the interface between chemistry and
materials science. The Molecular Materials group is part of Systems Chemistry
and focuses on biological applications of soft, polymer-based materials. The
group consists of chemists, who further develop the materials and introduce
new features, and cell biologists who study the biomedical application of the
Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM)
You will be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for
Molecules and Materials. This institute is one of the major research
institutes of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University, comprising 19
research groups in areas ranging from condensed matter science to organic
chemistry and biochemistry. The institute focuses on fundamental research with
a view to developing applications for society, and educates the next
generation of leaders in science and innovation. IMM distinguishes itself from
peer institutes through close collaborations and rich interactions between
chemists and physicists and/or experimentalists and theorists, and also
through its excellent infrastructures.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is a complete, student-oriented science faculty where
research and education are closely intertwined. The faculty aims to form an
academic community with an international character, where staff members from
different backgrounds can combine their talents with the common goal of being
among the leading science faculties in Europe.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because
this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and
education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with
equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students
and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent,
collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of € 2,790 and a maximum of
€ 4,402 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education
and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10).
In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year
Duration of the contract: 1 year.
The intended start date is 1 September 2021.
You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual
Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support,
help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide
customized support in their search for employment and help your family
settle in Nijmegen.
Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in
Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make
arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working
hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to
compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange
income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports
subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given
plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your
ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Paul Kouwer, Associate Professor
Please address your application to Paul Kouwer and submit it, using the
application button, no later than 9 August 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.
Your application should include the following attachments:
Letter of motivation.
The first round of interviews will take place on 15 August 2021.
We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves.
Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.