PhD candidate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Faculty of Science – Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences

Vacancy number: 18-783

The Fernández-Ibáñez group is currently offering a PhD position on an exciting research program, which was funded by the NWO (ECHO grant) ‘Catalytic efficient methods for inter- and intramolecular Fujiwara-Moritani reactions’.

The objective of the present research program is directed towards the discovery and development of a general and efficient Pd(II)-based catalytic system for the (asymmetric) inter-and intramolecular C-H olefination of non-prefunctionalized (herero)arenes.


What do we require of you?

  1. MSc. degree in a relevant subject related to organic chemistry. If you have not finished your Masters yet, you can still apply.
  2. excellent lab skills and background in organic synthesis are essential;
  3. skills and experience in catalysis and organo-metallic chemistry will be beneficial;
  4. being able to work both independently and as a team member;
  5. good communication skills in the English language.

Further information

  1. Ángeles (Tati) Fernández-Ibáñez

Fellowship details

Starting Date: The desired start date of the project is in April 2019 but excellence prevails over starting date.

Type: The full-time appointment (38 hours per week) will be on a temporary base for a maximum period of 04 years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis).

Fellowship: €2,325 in the first year to €2,972 in the final year.

Application Procedure

You may apply using the online portal (See below).
Please upload the following information in a single PDF file (not zipped):

  1. cover letter/letter of motivation (at most 1 page),
  2. curriculum vitae, including list of publications;
  3. names and contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two academic references.
Quick Overview—————-
OrganizationUniversity of Amsterdam
Fellowship LevelPhD
Subject areasChemistry
Fellowship amountAs per rules
Deadline28 February 2019

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