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Tenure Track position in Fluid/Solid Mechanics

The UvA’s Faculty of Science is launching a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Vast contract
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3637 - € 6738 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

The UvA’s Faculty of Science is launching a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Our ambition is to attract top talent from all over the world to a large number of newly created faculty positions in a wide range of exciting scientific directions. We offer a stimulating environment and excellent conditions for research, tightly connected to challenging educational programmes.

We are looking for ambitious and motivated scientists to connect different scientific disciplines. Our goal is to have a maximal impact on science and society.

What are you going to do?

The research in the Soft Matter group is at the forefront of the field and focuses on materials that flow or deform easily under external forces, from self-assembled colloids to complex fluids, porous media and metamaterials. These soft materials are made up of mesoscopic building blocks that are large compared to simple molecules, organise themselves into complex structures and their mutual interactions give rise to striking mechanical, optical and flow properties and functionalities. The group has a large number research projects and industrial collaborations, with ~30 students and 6 permanent staff and benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and support.

The group is seeking an excellent candidate for a tenure-track position in (fluid and/or solid) mechanics of soft materials. You are expected to spearhead your own research line(s), to strengthen existing competences within the group, and to contribute to our growing and vibrant soft matter community within the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Science Park and the Netherlands at large. 

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What do we require?

  • A PhD degree in experimental physics or physical chemistry;
  • excellent research skills, evidenced by a track record of publications in renowned international conferences and journals, and contributed and/or invited talks at international conferences/workshops;
  • teaching experience at university level and demonstrable didactic abilities;
  • preferably experience with the (co-)supervision of BSc, MSc and/or PhD students;
  • (the ability to develop) the management skills required for general academic administration, organisational and coordination tasks;
  • team spirit and a strong affinity with the Institute of Physics’ multidisciplinary environment as well as readiness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation;
  • the ability to attract external funding;
  • excellent communication and social skills;
  • good command of English and willingness to learn the Dutch language. 

International research experience is preferred as is a highly collaborative and enthusiastic approach.

Conditions

We offer you a tenure-track agreement for five years (which is part of a six-year temporary appointment). At the start, we will draw up an agreement with you, specifying the tenure-track requirements for research, teaching and management tasks that need to be fulfilled in order to assess progress after three years and after five years. The requirements in this agreement are negotiable and depend on your experience and scientific profile. Following a positive assessment after five years  the appointment will become permanent.

Start dates are negotiable. The positions will be filled at the level of Assistant or Associate professor, depending on qualifications. The starting salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience and qualifications. It will range from a minimum of €3,637 up to a maximum of €6,738 gross per month (salary scale 11-14) based on full-time employment. This is exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Additional information

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