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PhD Candidate for Intermediates in Electrocatalytic Reactions

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    Radboud University
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    01/07/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Nijmegen

As a PhD Candidate, you will investigate electrocatalytic reactions, modify catalysts on the basis of the results, and subsequently improve the investigated reactions. You will investigate organometallic C-H activation and coupling reactions. In order to identify the key reactive intermediates, you will adapt and improve the coupling between electrochemical cells and a mass spectrometer. The aim will be to isolate and characterise the key intermediates formed by electrochemical oxidation. You will study the effect of ligands on the stability of the intermediates and on their reactivity in the gas phase, derive structure/reactivity correlations and apply this knowledge in the design of new catalysts. The project will run within the framework of the NWO START-UP Grant awarded to Prof. Roithova. For relevant literature see: Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 223; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2757; Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 6107.


  • employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 2,972 based on a 38-hour working week
  • the gross starting salary amounts to €2,325 per month, and will increase to €2,972 in the fourth year
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • duration of the contract: 4 years
  • your performance will be evaluated after 18 months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years
  • you will be classified as a PhD Candidate (promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO)
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation

Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Additional comments

Prof. dr J. Roithová

No commercial propositions please.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • Master’s degree in chemistry;
  • experience in chemical synthesis;
  • experience in computational chemistry and electrochemistry is preferred;
  • strong analytical skills, a problem-solving and result-oriented attitude;
  • curiosity to explore new reactions and new approaches in chemistry;
  • ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • good communication skills in English, both in writing and verbally;
  • a team player.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Radboud University
6525 HP
Comeniuslaan 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 404451
Posting organisation offer ID: 54549


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