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Laboratory of BioNanoTechnology of Wageningen University and Research is looking for a PhD student who wants to engage in the COAST-project Microfluidic-Microcoil NMR Hyphenation for Molecular Identification and Quantification [MI3]

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We are looking for: 

We are looking for and enthusiastic student who wants to engage in a four-year trajectory as a PhD candidate in our Laboratory of BioNanoTechnology. Open mind and creative thinking are prerequisites to step into this multidisciplinary research project that concerns the design and fabrication of innovative NMR probes with integrated micro coil antennas that will be exploited for the characterization of minor components in bulk processes. The project is part of a bigger COAST-funded project and runs in parallel with one at the Leiden University and extensive collaboration is expected to result in hyphenating the devices constructed in the different sites. The project is focussed on technology development and comprises extensive collaboration with industrial partners and a user committee.

We ask: 

For this position we request an MSc degree in Chemistry or Chemical Technology, or physics or engineering if appropriate background education in chemistry and/or NMR spectroscopy.

We offer: 

We offer you a temporary position for a period of 1.5 years with extension of 2.5 years after successful evaluation. Gross salary per month €2.222,-  in the first year rising up to €2.840,-per month in the fourth year. We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

More information: 

For more information about this position, please contact Aldrik Velders, Chair holder, telephone number +31 385127
For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact Marjolijn Steffens, HRM AFSG, telephone number +31 317489882.

You can apply online at until 30 September 2017

We are: 

We are the Laboratory of BioNanoTechnology, BioNT, a young chair group of Wageningen University, which is an active and internationally oriented group of researchers (1 full prof, 4 staff members, 9 PhD students, 10-15 BSc/MSc students) with the ambition to double in size in the coming years. We are embedded in the BioMolecular science cluster and the MAGNEtic resonance research FacilitY - MAGNEFY. Keywords that characterize the style of working are: freedom to explore own initiatives, working in a team (mutual coaching), open-door-communications, creative thinking. The group offers expertise in (bio)inorganic chemistry, supramolecular and nanoparticle chemistry, nanotechnology and optical and NMR spectroscopy. Our research aims are exploration and development of emerging areas within the field of BioNanoTechnology, with application in supramolecular sensors systems and biomedical applications, viz. Nanomedicine.

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research where fundamental and applied sciences complement each other. As an important European player, we carry out top-level research and work alongside authoritative partners within the international business world as well as the government on “Healthy food in a bio based society”. We have a crucial role in innovations within the market. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are what define us. In short, we are an interesting, international employer of stature.

Wageningen University & Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

RIKILT is looking for Higher professional education (HBO) researchers with a chemical background

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RIKILT is looking for Higher professional education (HBO) researchers with a chemical background!

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research is on the lookout for independent HBO researchers with research experience in one of more of the following fields of activity: process contaminants, organic/inorganic contaminants, pesticides and toxins, animal medicines and growth-promoting agents, the composition of foodstuffs (fraud) and biological samples. Besides conducting analyses, HBO researchers develop or optimise analytical methods, focusing on instrumental analyses using state-of-the-art measurement systems in the field of LC-(HR)MS, GC-(HR)MS and ICP-MS. The use of scanners and drones for measuring in the field is also on the increase. The analysis and research results are used in RIKILT reports and scientific publications.

They are looking for HBO researchers with:
  • analytical-chemical training at HBO level and some experience with analysing contaminants/residues, or with one of the other fields of activity mentioned;
  • experience in one or more of the said MS systems, with instrumental analyses and with samplepreparation techniques;
  • an independent and proactive attitude to work and an enthusiastic and results-focused personality with a quality-conscious attitude.
  • experience working within an ISO17025-accredited laboratory.

    You should also be a real team player who is meticulous, flexible and customer-focused.

More information: 

pdf Vacancy leaflet (English)

pdf Vacature flyer (Nederlands)

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