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PhD position Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Science is looking for a PhD candidate. Interested? Read more and apply.

5 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


The Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group is part of the Department of Chemistry and the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science. The group includes 4 Full Professors, 6 Assistant Professors, 11 Technicians and circa 80 PhD candidates and/or Postdoctoral Fellows. We are currently looking for a colleague within the group of Professor Weckhuysen. You will focus on the synthesis and (operando) characterization of heterogeneous catalysts.

To develop better performing catalysts for societal challenges (e.g. waste and/or CO2 reduction), it is paramount to develop an understanding of the relation between catalyst structure and performance. In this project, the PhD candidate will develop and characterize novel catalysts and use operando spectroscopy techniques to monitor chemical species at reaction conditions to unravel mechanistic pathways for a variety of (electro)chemical processes.


We are looking for a candidate with a Master degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, with a focus on catalysis. The perfect candidate:

  • has a strong interest in the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, spectroscopy and/or electrochemistry;
  • is proficient in spoken and written English;
  • is creative and a team player with good communicative skills;
  • has hands-on experience in using or building chemical setups in the lab environment;
  • is able to work independently in a multidisciplinary environment.


The candidate is offered a full-time position for 1,5 years, which can be extended to 4 years if the candidate functions well. The salary ranges between €2,266 and €2,897 (P-scale Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition we offer a pension scheme, a partially paid parental leave and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. The research group will provide the candidate with necessary support on all aspects of the project. More information is available on our website.

Additional information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. R. G. Geitenbeek, via R.G.Geitenbeek@uu.nl.