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PhD student in the field of Polymersome Nanoreactors, Netherlands


The PhD project aims to develop polymer vesicles, or polymersomes, as nanoreactors in flow chemistry. Polymersomes are used to stabilize and physically separate metal catalysts and enzymes, in order to perform effectively cascade reactions. Furthermore, the nanoreactors will be embedded in flow systems to perform cascade reactions in continuous mode. This project is part of a large European program (FET-open One-Flow), which brings together process engineers, (synthetic) organic chemists, and nanoscientists to develop the next generation pharmaceutical production processes.

Job requirements

We are looking for a candidate with a background in polymer chemistry, and with an affinity for catalysis and supramolecular chemistry/nanoscience. The candidate should be able to collaborate in a team of multidisciplinary scientists. He/she should be target-driven and able to develop creative solutions. Well-developed communication skills are important.

Conditions of employment

We offer a challenging job for four years in a highly motivated team at a dynamic and ambitious University. You will work with innovative analytic equipment and will be part of a highly profiled multidisciplinary collaboration where expertise of a variety of disciplines comes together. The TU/e is located in one of the smartest regions of the world and part of the European technology hotspot ‘Brainport Eindhoven’; well-known because of many high-tech industries and start-ups. The gross monthly salary in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), starts with € 2191,- in the first year to € 2801,- in the fourth year. Besides this the TU/e has holiday- and end-of the year allowances, an excellent package of attractive benefits for employees and a modern sports complex. Assistance for finding accommodation can be given.

Information and application

More information about the project can be obtained from J.C.M. van Hest email: Personnel information can be obtained from Mrs. L.J.C. van den Boomen, HR Advisor, email:


Please send your application via the apply-now button including :

  • a cover letter (stating personal goal and research interests connecting to one or more of the topics defined above),
  • a complete Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications),
  • two letters of recommendation of previous supervisors or collaborators (with detailed contact information: email, telephone number and address). 

Both national and international applications to this advertisement are appreciated. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Promising candidates will be contacted by email. 

Further Information

Application Deadline : 30 November 2016

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