Postdoctoral Researcher in Materials Chemistry (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Updated: about 2 months ago

  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 2,836 - € 4,474
  • 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.


We ask
  • PhD degree in chemistry and ample experience with synthetic organic chemistry.
  • 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.

We are
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 materials.

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.

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.



Radboud University

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!


We offer
  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,836 and a maximum of €4,474 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 bonus.
  • 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
Email: p.kouwer@science.ru.nl
Apply directly

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:

The first round of interviews will take place on 16 August 2021.

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.


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