PhD in the physics of water and ice
Of all known liquids, water is the least understood, and the origin of its anomalous properties is hotly debated. In this research project you will …
- Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Vast contract
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 2325 - € 2972 per maand
Of all known liquids, water is the least understood, and the origin of its anomalous properties is hotly debated. In this research project you will investigate the chemical physics of water in nanoscopic volumes, of supercooled water and of the surface of ice, using a wide range of experimental methods.
What are you going to do?
You will design, set up, and perform experiments on water, aqueous solutions, and ice using methods such as (2D)IR and Raman spectroscopy and microscopy, rheology, and temperature-jump experiments (see the websites Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy and Soft Matter Group for examples of the type of research you will be doing); you will analyze and interpret the results; you will report your results in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences; you will be a member of a dynamic and fun-loving research group.
An MSc degree in (preferentially physical) chemistry or physics and good communication skills in oral and written English. Experience with spectroscopy and/or soft matter is an advantage.
A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting as soon as possible for the duration of 4 years. The initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months. After a satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years and should result into a PhD dissertation. We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings/conferences.
The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,325 to €2,972 (scale P) gross per month, based on full-time employment (38 hours a week), excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the '30% rule', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
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