in Sustainable Chemistry-Graphene composites as anti-corrosive coatings

  • Faculty of Science – Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
  • Closingdate: June 4 2019
  • 38 hours
  • Salary €2,709 to €4,274 gross per month
  • Vacancynumber: 19-137

The Van ’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of eight institutes of the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). HIMS performs internationally recognized chemistry and molecular research, curiosity driven as well as application driven. This is done in close cooperation with the chemical, flavour & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organised into four themes: Sustainable Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics.

A temporary Postdoctoral position is available in the project ‘Combining graphene with metal oxide nanoparticles towards the development of new coating materials’. The project is funded by Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) and Tata Steel Netherlands under the LIFT scheme

Project description
Anti-corrosive coatings ensure long life-time for metal parts. Some of the components of these coatings will have to be replaced in the near future by more environmentally friendly alternatives. In this project, the post-doc will develop new anticorrosive coatings based on a combination of graphene and common metal oxides. The project involves experiments in the labs of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry group at the University of Amsterdam as well as in Tata Steel R&D.

We require of you that you:

  • have a PhD degree in chemistry/ materials science;
  • have experience in the synthesis, characterization and/or applications of graphene/graphene oxide/their composites;
  • have good communication skills in oral and written English;
  • are able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • are highly motivated and enthusiastic.

Experience in coatings is desirable.

Further information
For more information on the project, contact: dr N.R. Shiju

The appointment will be on a temporary base for 1 year, with a possible extension of 1,5 year (depending on the researchers performance and the funding of the second stage of the project). The salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,709 to €4,274 (scale 10). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% annual bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application
The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may apply using the link below.
Please upload the following information in a single PDF file (not zipped):

  • cover letter/letter of motivation (at most 1 page), why did you choose to apply for this position;
  • curriculum vitae, including list of publications;
  • the names and contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two academic references.

We will recruit until the position is filled. The selection process commences immediately, but will close when a suitable candidate has been found, even if this prior to the final date of the application window. #LI-DNP

Apply now

No agencies please

Keywords: Vacancy, PhD, Chemistry, Mmaterials science, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland