Postdoctoral Position in Solar Photocatalysis

 Are you exceptionally interested in the development of reactor solutions for solar-driven photochemistry? Are you interested in conversion of CO2 using photocatalysis? And do you like to work in a team of young researchers? We are seeking a Postdoctoral candidate who is interested in interdisciplinary research and likes technological advances in solar photochemistry. This postdoc will focus on advancing our solar reactors based on luminescent solar concentrators. [see for an overview from our group: DOI: 10.1007/s43630-021-00130-x ] ”


What are you going to do

You are expected:

  • to be active in photocatalysis and its translation to continuous processes of our Flow Chemistry group, publishing in high level international journals, presenting at leading conferences and supervising PhD students;
  • to be working at the interface between organic synthetic chemistry and chemical engineering;
  • to be aiding in the attraction of external funding;
  • to be open to collaborations with other institutes and/or companies by presenting your work to these collaborators and to transfer the technology to the company.


What do we require


  • a PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering;
  • strong interest in synthetic chemistry or photoreactor technology;
  • demonstrated experience in photocatalysis;
  • the ability and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team;
  • a strong desire to work with the newest technologies, e.g. flow chemistry or automation technology;
  • you are able to show leadership and are able to manage a small research team.


Our offer

A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting on October 1, 2022, for the duration of 24 months. Initially, we will appoint you on a temporary basis for 12 months. We offer you subsequently an extension of the employment contract of 12 months if we assess your performance positively.


Based on a full-time contract (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from € 2,960,- to € 4,670,- (scale 10), depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.


What else do we offer

  • a function in which initiative is strongly valued;
  • an enthusiastic team that welcomes new members;
  • an inspiring academic and international environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

About us

The Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) is one of eight institutes of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) 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 organized into four themes: Analytical ChemistryComputational ChemistrySynthesis & Catalysis and Molecular Photonics.


The Flow Chemistry Group’s (part of Synthesis & Catalysis theme) mission is to expand the available chemical space by embracing technology to the fullest extent. The aim of the Flow Chemistry group (a.k.a. the Noël Research Group) is to build bridges between chemical engineering and organic synthetic chemistry. Consequently, long-standing problems in synthetic chemistry can be overcome, which includes scalability, gas-liquid reactions, photochemistry, electrochemistry and the generation and use of hazardous reagents. This allows us to effectively expand the available chemical space by bringing overlooked or avoided reagents into play.


To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.



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Job application

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by September 1, 2022. You may apply online by using the link below.


Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications; 
  • a letter of motivation.


Please mention the months (not just years) in your cv when referring to your education and work experience.


We will recruit until the position is filled and close the position when a suitable candidate is found.


The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.


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