Organic Chemistry: Postdoc position, Netherlands 2458 views1 application

A Postdoc researcher position in Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

 Group: The Synthetic Organic Chemistry group, Sustainable Chemistry research team.

Supervisor: Dr. M. Ángeles (Tati) Fernández-Ibáñez

Project description: Sustainable synthesis of biaryl compounds via aerobic cross-dehydrogenative coupling.

Its a joint project of University of Amsterdam (UvA) and DSM funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research under LIFT program.

Tasks and Aim:

  1. Synthesize a variety of biaryl compounds using 2 simple arenes as starting materials via aerobic cross-dehydrogenative coupling.
  2. Development of new catal-ytic systems capable of promoting aerobic CDC reactions for implementation in the chemical industry.
  3. To achieve high regio- and chemoselectivity as well as turnover number (TON)


  1. PhD degree in Chemistry.
  2. Excellent lab skills
  3. Background in organic synthesis are essential.
  4. Skills and experience in catalysis and organometallic chemistry

Further information

  • M. Ángeles (Tati) Fernández Ibáñez

Application Procedure

Please quote vacancy number 16-245 and the position you are applying for in the subject-line.

Applications must contain:

  1. a curriculum vitae,
  2. a list of publications,
  3. a motivation letter (why did you choose to apply for this position),
  4. names and contact details of two academic referees.
  5. All these should be grouped in a single PDF attachment (not zipped).

Due to funding constraints the university is only seeking candidates that are residing in Europe.

——Quick Overview———
Organization Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
Level Postdoctoral researcher
Country Netherlands
Subject areas  Organic Chemistry
Salary €3,044 to €3,977 gross per month
Eligibility PhD in chemistry
Deadline 15 June 2016

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