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Postdoc position Ion-selective, polymer-based electrodes

We are looking for an enthusiastic and productive postdoctoral chemist to strengthen our team on Advanced Materials for Chemical Selectivity and to work in …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


We are looking for an enthusiastic and productive postdoctoral chemist to strengthen our team on Advanced Materials for Chemical Selectivity and to work in the interdisciplinary field of organic surface chemistry and electrochemistry.

The project deals with an important topic in water treatment technologies, which currently largely focus on improving the quality of water. However, high-value nutrients, like nitrate and phosphate ions, often remain present in waste streams. Electro-driven separation processes offer a sustainable way to recover these nutrients. Ion-selective, polymer-based electrodes display significant potential to achieve selectivity in such processes.

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher who will fabricate and characterize new electrodes to apply them in electro-driven ion adsorption processes, aiming at ion-selective removal and recovery. The project will deal with organic material science, surface chemistry and electrochemistry.


For this position we request the candidate to hold a PhD degree in chemistry (organic, materials, polymer or electrochemistry). Hands-on experience with polymer chemistry and electrochemistry is desired. Also, you have a proven track record of scientific excellence as shown by a series of peer-reviewed papers. We expect you to be able to perform independent research, have good communicational and social skills, be fluent in English and eager to engage in collaborations with co-workers. The projected start is Q2/2018.


A job at an organisation that will challenge you every day to provide our clients with the best possible solution. As Postdoc you will be part of an ambitious team working on a wide range of issues with plenty of scope for initiative. Personal input and responsibility are an integral part of our culture.

We offer you a temporary position for a period of 1 year. Gross salary per month is max. € 4.084,- (scale 10) for a fulltime appointment.
The project is part of an ERC Consolidator program and will be carried out in close collaboration with several PhD students. For this postdoc position multiple-year funding is available; initially a 1-year contract is offered, with the possibility to extend upon mutual approval.

We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact dr. Louis de Smet, telephone number +31 (0)317481268 , louis.desmet@wur.nl
For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact mrs Marjolijn Steffens, HR advisor, telephone number +31 317489882 , marjolijn.steffens@wur.nl

You can apply online at www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm until 25 April 2018.