Postdoc Position In Electrocatalysis For Circular Chemistry (1.0 Fte)
Postdoc position in Electrocatalysis for circular chemistry (1.0 FTE)
Oxidation reactions are among the most important, but also the most challenging transformations in organic chemistry. Usually they involve the use of excess hazardous chemical oxidants and generate toxic and undesirable byproducts, limiting large-scale applications. Alternative electrochemical methods for selective oxidation are highly desirable, as they would offer access to greener, more atom economical and more sustainable processes.
We are looking for an ambitious, skilled candidate who has:
a PhD in electrocatalysis;
expertise in material syntheses, surface chemistry, and analytical characterization;
experience in polymer chemistry (considered an advantage);
experience in modelling and computational chemistry (considered an advantage).
the opportunity to work in and with a team of leading experts;
a full-time position for 1 year;
a full-time gross salary, depending on previous qualifications and work experience, that ranges between €2,846 and €4,490 per month (scale 10) Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities;
8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the Cao for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.
About the organization
The Organic Chemistry & Catalysis (OCC) research group is actively involved with various aspects of catalysis. New organometallic and coordination complexes are designed and synthesized in search of new catalytic properties in, e.g., polymerization, oxidation catalysis, or in the catalytic conversion of biomass. Research is done at the intersection of organic, inorganic and electrochemistry, that is on the design of homogeneous as well as heterogeneous or hybrid catalyst systems that will be used in catalytic organic syntheses, polymerization reactions, and the chemical transformation of renewable feedstocks, such as biomass, CO2 and recycle or waste streams.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Arnaud Thevenon, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. If you have the expertise and the experience to excel in this role, then simply respond via the “Apply now” button! Please enclose:
your letter of motivation;
your curriculum vitae;
the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.
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The application deadline is 13/06/2022