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International PhD Positions in Materials Chemistry and Photonic Materials in the Netherlands

International PhD Positions in Materials Chemistry and Photonic Materials in the Netherlands

The University of Groningen is pleased to announce PhD Positions in Materials Chemistry and Photonic Materials for international students for the academic year 2022-2023.

The prospective PhD student will work in an international and interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced, creative, and collaborative research environment as part of the Lerch group. The prospective PhD student will work in an international and interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced, creative, and collaborative research environment as part of the Lerch group.

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The University of Groningen is a public research university of more than 30,000 students in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Founded in 1614, the university is the second oldest in the country and one of the most traditional and prestigious universities in the Netherlands. It provides more than 175 degrees to both domestic and international students. The institution has been consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

Why choose to study at the University of Groningen? Groningen is one of the world’s leading universities with Europe’s top research institutions. It is famous for its highly demanded degree programs, top-notch facilities, and vibrant student life & teaching that help students achieve academic excellence. They practice transcribing and analyzing language and comprehending and critiquing theories and concepts.

Application Deadline:  Applicants may apply for this position until 15 September 11:59 pm / before 16 September 2022 Dutch local time (CET).

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The University of Groningen
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: € 2,541
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands

International PhD Positions in Materials Chemistry and Photonic Materials in the Netherlands

Eligibility 

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in materials chemistry and photonic materials or natural sciences.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Demonstrable research experience in nanoscience, polymer chemistry, organic synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis, or optical properties.
  • An affinity for industry-relevant research questions, a strong team player, and well-developed communication and collaboration skills.
  • Willingness to acquire additional skills ranging from basic programming and 3D modeling to devise prototyping.
  • PhD students are expected to develop scientific independence and complete research projects. Enthusiastic Ph.D. students stay abreast of developments in the field, proactively communicate research results, supervise B.Sc. and M.Sc. students, and work effectively in a team and collaborate across disciplines. As this project forms part of a larger multilateral program on smart coatings, the student will be in active exchange with industrial partners and PhD colleagues within the consortium.
  • Applications by female scientists and candidates from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To be eligible for this opportunity, applicants need to take admission to a PhD degree programme at the university. The PhD Scholarship application can be made separately online.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • A motivation letter (cover letter) stating your motivation to apply for the position and your key qualities relevant to this position
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A detailed reference letter
  • Diplomas (BSc and MSc) and transcript of records
  • Contact information of two academic references.
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have an M.Sc. degree in nanoscience, chemistry, physics, materials sciences, or equivalent.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.

Benefits

  • A salary of € 2,541 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,247 gross per month in the fourth year for a full-time working week
  • A holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
  • For a full-time position (1.0 FTE) of four years, the successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolonging the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years is expected.
  • A PhD training programme is part of the agreement, and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

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