The Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of eight institutes of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Science. HIMS performs internationally recognized chemistry and molecular research, curiosity driven as well as application driven. This is done in close cooperation with the chemical, flavour & food, medical and high-tech industries. Research is organised into four themes: Sustainable Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Photonics.
The Bionanophotonics, which is part of HIMS, is looking for a talented researcher to join a challenging project on application of nanotechnology in biomedicine, as detailed below. Selection will be based on his/her suitability to the project. The successful candidate will be appointed as PhD candidate in a fixed-term contract.
The project ‘Preclinical intraoperative image-guided surgery and postoperative radiotherapy of tumours’ is a joint project of UvA and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) that is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research under New Chemical Innovations programme. We aim at developing methods of bioorthogonal chemistry on luminescence upconversion nanoplatforms in vivo that will allow image-guided surgery and targeted radiotherapy of cancer.
The candidates must have a MSc degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, with a strong background of organic/inorganic synthetic and biofunctionalization of nanomaterials and excellent communication skills in English. Candidates with proven experience in the areas described above are preferred.
For more information on the project you may contact:
dr. Hong Zhang
The position is available starting from 1 January 2016. A later starting date (up to 1 March 2016) is also possible.
The appointment will be on a temporary base for a maximum period of four years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary ranges from €2,146 in the first year to €2,744 in the final year, plus 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end of year bonus according to the Dutch salary scales for PhD candidates. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities applies.
To save paper, time, and the environment, applications and responses will be sent by email only. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a scan of your MSc certificate, and a motivation letter explaining why you chose to apply for this position. All these should be grouped in one PDF attachment. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting job reference number 15-359 in the subject line.
The selection process commences immediately, but will close when a suitable candidate has been found.
No agencies please