Job description


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  • Amsterdam


Job description

The new chair is focused on the development of flow chemistry in the context of sustainability, and should form bridges to the other themes within HIMS: Molecular photonics (Brouwer, Buma, Woutersen), Analytical chemistry (Schoenmakers, Corthals, Van Asten) and computational chemistry (Meijer, Bolhuis) and outside the institute. A strong contribution to the education in the Bachelor and Master Chemistry programmes is expected.

As chair Flow Chemistry we expect you to:

- set-up a research group of 5-15 researchers that can be assessed as outstanding research group;
- be(come) a renowned Flow Chemistry chair, resulting in acquisition of (personal) research grants, high impact publications and invited lectures;
- increase the visibility of HIMS, the RPA Sustainably Chemistry and your own research by active participation in (inter) national public-private as well as academic research programmes;
- successfully teach and develop (new) courses for Chemistry- and other education programmes;
- be active in relevant research schools such as HRSMC and NIOK in the context of education of PhD students. Requirements

You have:

- a relevant PhD degree in Chemistry;
- excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international conferences and journals, and contributed and/or invited talks at international conferences/workshops;
- a strong background, experience and expertise in research in the foundations of Flow Chemistry;
- ample teaching experience at university level and demonstrable didactic abilities, preferably with University Teaching Qualification (in Dutch BKO);
- shown an active and enthusiastic contribution to teaching at the BSc and MSc level, involving activities in basic education, as well as research-related specialized courses in programmes;
- experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students;
- management skills required for general academic administration, organisational and coordination tasks and leading a research group;
- the proven ability to attract external funding;
- the ability to cooperate with an international group of researchers on one hand, and various support services on the other;
- excellent communication skills in English and willingness to learn Dutch. Our offer

Although the vacancy is for a full professor, the position is also open for promising candidates on an associate professorship (UHD) level. In that case a tenure track position leading to a full professorship will be offered. The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €5,582 to €8,127 (scale H2-H1) gross per month for a full professor, the salary for the Associate professor position (UHD) will be €5,039 to €6,738 (scale 13-14) gross per month, based on fulltime (38 hours a week), exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. TheCollective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universitiesis applicable.

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- Prof. Joost Reek About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is located at the vibrant Amsterdam Science Park. HIMS is one of eight institutes of the Faculty of Science. With around 140 employees, HIMS carries out internationally high-quality chemical research and provides education within various university programmes. This is done in close cooperation with the medical, biotech, chemical, flavour & food, and high-tech industries.

The Research Priority Area (RPA) Sustainable Chemistry is focused on fundamental and applied research related to the transformation to a sustainable society based on sustainable energy and a circular economy. Typical research programmes include the development of novel catalyst, catalyst materials and new catalytic concepts. All aiming for developing efficient and clean synthesis of chemical products; catalysts based on earth-abundant materials; chemistries and materials that enable the production of fuel from water and sunlight and new materials and processes for electro catalytic energy conversion and storage. So far the expertise at HIMS is centered around the development of new (catalytic) sustainable processes, including detailed understanding using spectroscopy and computational tools, but for the translation of new chemical transformations to chemical processes expertise in flow-chemistry for synthetic, electrochemical, photochemical and analytical applications is lacking.

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