Research Technician Chemistry (1.0 FTE)

Updated: 10 days ago
Deadline: 08 Aug 2022


Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programs and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36.000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global center of knowledge.

The Faculty of Science & Engineering hosts a broad scope of disciplines and research fields. Research and teaching programs vary from nanoscience to astronomy, mathematics, chemistry and physics, from neuroscience, molecular and evolutionary biology to chemical biology. Our researchers focus on fundamental and curiosity-driven research, in close collaboration with industry, health care, and societal bodies.

Within the Faculty of Science & Engineering, the research carried out in the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry comprises organic synthesis, catalysis, chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, organic materials and molecular inorganic chemistry. The staff of the institute has a main role in the education in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The institute comprises around 100 PhD students together with postdocs, and the nineteen research groups are assisted by a team of technical support staff.

Job description

The Stratingh Institute for Chemistry is looking for a motivated research technician to support the laboratory operations of several of its Organic Chemistry groups.

The Research Technician Organic Chemistry will support the (PhD)-students and Post Docs by facilitating their research. This comprises general lab management including electronic lab journals, safety management and handling chemicals, and technical assistance in experimental chemistry. It includes also the purchase and installation of new laboratory equipment, maintaining contacts with suppliers as well as taking responsibility for laboratory equipment maintenance. The introduction of (PhD)-students to equipment is part of the tasks.


• HBO degree or equivalent abroad in Organic Chemistry or related field
• experience in operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
• experience with student training and supervision in the lab
• an interest in new developments in lab technology
• the ability to set priorities
• proactive independent mindset and service mentality
• good communication skills, including communication in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

  • a salary from a minimum of € 2,710 (salary scale 8) up to a maximum of € 4,093 (salary scale 9) gross per month for a full-time position depending of relevant experience and training
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
  • a time-limited employment for one year. If the outcome of the evaluation after one year is positive, the appointment will be prolonged for an indefinite term.

Starting date: as soon as possible


For information you can contact:

Prof. J.G. Roelfes, Scientific Director of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry,

(please do not use the email addresses above for applications)

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