Postdoctoral: Organic Chemistry and Catalysis, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

Postdoctoral: Organic Chemistry and Catalysis: The University of Amsterdam’s Organic Chemistry Group (SOC) at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on the project “C-H Methylation for late-stage drug discovery” in partnership with AstraZeneca.

Postdoctoral Position in Organic Chemistry and Catalysis

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area: Organic Chemistry and Catalysis
Location: University of Amsterdam, Science Park, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing Date: August 1, 2024


  • PhD degree in organic chemistry and catalysis.
  • Background in organic synthesis and catalysis, particularly in metal-catalyzed C-H functionalization processes.
  • Strong communication skills in English (written and spoken).
  • Ability to work effectively in an international and collaborative research environment.

Job Description:
The postdoctoral researcher will work within the SOC group at HIMS, collaborating closely with AstraZeneca. The project aims to develop general C-H methylation reactions to enhance the biological potency of lead compounds. Responsibilities include conducting research experiments, data analysis, presenting findings at conferences, and contributing to collaborative research efforts.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to apply online by August 1st with the following documents in PDF format:

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
  • Letter of motivation (max 1 page).
  • Contact information (email, phone number) for the direct supervisor in the previous academic position.

Benefits and Terms:
The position offers a temporary contract for 38 hours per week, initially for 12 months with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability. Salary ranges from € 3,226 to € 5,090 per month (scale 10), excluding allowances. Additional benefits include 232 holiday hours per year, professional development opportunities, and various secondary employment benefits.

About us:
The University of Amsterdam is renowned for its research excellence and offers a stimulating academic environment at Science Park. HIMS conducts internationally recognized research in molecular sciences, collaborating closely with industry partners.

For further information or inquiries about the position, please contact: Tati Fernandez Ibanez, Associate Professor

The University of Amsterdam is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We look forward to receiving your application.



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