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PhD position Multiscale Structuring for 2-Step Catalysis & Sensing (1.0 FTE)

The Faculty of Science at Utrecht University is looking for a PhD candidate in Multiscale Structuring for 2-Step Catalysis & Sensing. Interested? Read more and apply here.

3 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


For the second phase of the MCEC research programme, MCEC is looking for a PhD candidate for the research project Multiscale Structuring for 2-Step Catalysis & Sensing. More information about this project can be found here.


MCEC is looking for a highly motivated and creative PhD candidate who has:

  • an excellent Master's degree or an international equivalent in the relevant fields of Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering;
  • a strong interest in sustainable energy conversion;
  • excellent research and scientific writing skills;
  • perseverance and an independent, pro-active working style;
  • the willingness to look beyond the borders of his or her own discipline and strong motivation to work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • excellent collaboration and communication skills (written and verbally) in English.

Please note that the project is a Joint Doctorate project at Utrecht University and the University of Twente, meaning that the PhD candidate will spend his or her time at different Universities and will receive a Joint Doctorate Degree after finishing the project. More information about this can be found in the project description.


The candidate will be offered a full-time PhD position for 4 years, with an evaluation after one year. The candidate will be provided with generous funding for research and training costs. All PhD candidates will work in a truly international and interdisciplinary environment. This will provide them with an excellent basis and a strong network for a future career in the field of energy, in academia, industry as well as governance.

The gross salary ranges between €2,325 and €2,972 (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

Additionele informatie

Additional practical information about the PhD position can be obtained from dr. Nina Versteeg, Programme Coordinator of MCEC, via science.mcecoffice@uu.nl. Contact details for questions about the “Multiscale Structuring for 2-Step Catalysis & Sensing” project can be found in the project description.