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PhD on Bio-orthogonal catalysis for the catalytic activation of cancer drugs

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    University of Groningen
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    05/08/2018 22:00 - UTC
    Netherlands › Groningen

The research will be carried out in the framework of the THERACAT Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017, Project 765497), which has the objective to train a new generation of early stage researchers on new catalysis-based cancer therapies.


In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU), the University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,266 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,897 gross per month in the fourth and final year, based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE), excluding a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and a 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance. The positions are limited to a period of 4 years. A PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the successful candidates will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years is to be expected.

The preferred starting date is between 1 September 2018 and 1 November 2018.

The applications can be submitted until 5 August 2018 at 23:59 h / before 6 August 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Application should include:
• letter of motivation
• CV (including contact information for at least two academic references)
• transcripts from the bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional comments

Prof. G. Roelfes

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

The successful candidate should have:
• a master’s degree in chemistry with a strong background in synthesis and catalysis
• a strong interest in interdisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry and biology
• good communication skills in English.

To be eligible for the position you may NOT have been resident in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the past three years and may have a maximum of four years full-time equivalent research experience and not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Groningen
9712 CP
Broerstraat 5

EURAXESS offer ID: 322936
Posting organisation offer ID: 48805


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