Freitag, 5. Oktober 2007

PhD or PostDoc in Nijmegen

Reference Hyph-07:
PhD (4-years) or PostDoc (3.5-years) in the Department of Physical Chemistry / Biophysical Chemistry of the Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands).
Position description:
Collaborative research project with Industrial partners, concerning the development of NMR-based analytical methods aiming at the full structure characterization and absolute quantification of small organic molecules from/in complex mixtures (such as fermentation products, lysates, body-fluids, food matrices...). Full integration of “all possible” analytical data (spectrometric, spectroscopic, and chromatographic) will be investigated in order to reach unambiguous identification / characterization of a compound without prior knowledge of its structure or origin.
Candidate profile:
The ambitious academic candidate (m/f) would have a chemistry/analytical chemistry degree (and/or PhD in the same field) with a significant background / experience in NMR (Bruker) and other additional analytical methods (MS, LC-MS, UV, IR). Knowledge / expertise in separation methods and/or hyphenated analytical methods will be appreciated. The candidate should be interested in applied science and technological aspects, efficient in teamwork, have broad scientific interest with good communication ability (oral / writing).
For PhD the position is four year maximum. At first instance, appointments are for one year. After a positive evaluation prolongation with three years is affected. A Dutch Ph.D.-program is four years, at the end of which the appointment should finish with a Ph.D.-thesis and a Ph.D.-degree. For Ph.D., gross salary amounts to Euro 1.958 per month in the first year, and increases to Euro 2.502 per month in the fourth year. For a post-doc salary is according to experience and set by University regulations
Further information and application:
The position will be opened at the Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and is co-financed by the company Spinnovation ( ). When applying for a Ph.D., the position will be full-time over a 4-years period. When applying for a Postdoc, the position would be part-time 4 days per week over 4 years, or full-time over 3.5 years. The candidate must be fluent in English. Application shall be sent in English, mentioning the position reference ref. Hyph-07, including CV, accompanying letter and names and addresses of two reference persons who can be contacted.

Applications to be sent to: Prof.Dr. S. Wijmenga (Biophysical Chemistry). Email: ; Websites:, .