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Postdoctoral researcher in the field of supramolecular chemistry

The Faculty of Science and the Leiden Institute of Chemistry are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher in the field of supramolecular chemistry

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Einsteinweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the group of Sander Wezenberg at the Leiden Institute of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science. The candidate will develop new molecular switching motifs and anion receptor types. The project requires a variety of approaches ranging from multi-step organic synthesis, binding and switching studies, to membrane transport assays.


  • Applicants should have a PhD in Chemistry (or have submitted their thesis before the start date);
  • The ideal candidate will have a solid background in organic synthesis and molecular recognition;
  • Experience with molecular switches and molecular modelling is preferred but not required;
  • Effective communication skills to supervise and train junior researchers in the laboratory is a must;
  • The candidate is encouraged to apply for independent fellowships that will support their future career development.


The position is available immediately; The candidate should start no later than March 2021. We offer a full-time, one year term position, with the possibility of renewal for up to two more years depending on the performance. Salary range from € 2.790,- to € 4.402,- gross per month (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Sander Wezenberg, email s.j.wezenberg@lic.leidenuniv.nl. Further information may also be obtained by visiting our website.