Postdoc Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2

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Job description

In the Chemical Engineering group of the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) of the University of Groningen, we are looking for a postdoc researcher for a project on the development of electrocatalysts for the reduction of CO2. This position is part of a H2020 European project that will be carried out by a Consortium comprising various companies, universities and research institutes.

The Chemical Engineering group is active in various fields of research ranging from product technology to catalysis and green chemical reactor engineering. Currently the group consists of 7 scientific staff members (from assistant to full professors), 7 postdoc researchers, about 20 PhD students and 5 people in the analytical and technical staff. The group is part of ENTEG, which is one of the 12 research institutes of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. ENTEG aims at performing excellent research and teaching directed at the integration of fundamental and engineering sciences.


The applicant should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent disciplines and have an established expertise in the field of electrocatalysis. Specific experience in the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 is highly desirable. Knowledge in the synthesis, characterisation and testing of electrocatalysts is an asset for this position. Particularly, strong expertise in electrochemical techniques is necessary (e.g. as cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry). Additional knowledge in the synthesis of high surface area electrocatalysts would be an asset.
The candidate should be able to work in an international environment, have a very good knowledge of English (spoken and written) and should be able to organise her/his results in high-quality publications and presentations (both at the Consortium meetings and at conferences).

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers depending on qualifications and work experience a minimum salary of € 3,255 (salary scale 10, step 4 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum salary of € 4,274 gross per month on a full-time basis (Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal on yearly basis. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year.

The position is immediately available and the starting date can be as early as 1 February 2019.

You may apply for this position until 20 January 11:59 pm/ before 21 January 2019 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

Applications must include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Letters of reference may be requested after a preliminary selection.

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