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Postdoc: Synthesis of catalysis-responsive polymer materials

We seek a talented and ambitious postdoctoral researcher for a challenging research project on the border between synthetic organic chemistry, polymer …

8 maanden geleden


Van der Maasweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2984 - € 4084 per maand


We seek a talented and ambitious postdoctoral researcher for a challenging research project on the border between synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, catalysis and responsive materials. The postdoc position is part of a larger project aiming at the use of responsive catalysts as a way to introduce response in organic materials. The postdoctoral position is concerned with the design and synthesis of new polymer materials that can interact with these responsive catalysts. A major part of the project will focus on polymer synthesis and characterization as well as material properties.

The project is part of an ERC Consolidator project supervised by Dr. Rienk Eelkema. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a larger team of up to 6 PhDs and postdocs working on the ERC project. Most of the work will be performed in the Advanced Soft Matter section at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Delft University of Technology. Some aspects will be carried out in collaborations both within and outside the Department or the university.


The successful candidate will have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry and polymer synthesis. You must have practical skills in multi-step organic synthesis, the ability to analyze and optimize reaction processes, and in polymer synthesis and characterization. Desirable practical experience includes (a) NMR, (prep-)HPLC, MS, GPC (b) UV-VIS, fluorescence spectroscopy. IR (c) chromatography, polymer purification. It is essential that you are able to demonstrate competence in these areas, as judged by publications (or papers in press) in high quality peer reviewed journals. Very good spoken and written English is mandatory.  


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Rienk Eelkema, Associate Professor, phone: +31 15 2781035, e-mail: R.Eelkema@tudelft.nl. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Ms. Veby Agus, Management Assistant, e-mail: V.A.Agus@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, a list of references and a motivation letter by 5 July 2018 to Ms. Veby Agus, e-mail: V.A.Agus@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWCE18-039.