AMOLF Postdoctoral Position for International Students, 2018

Scholarship Description:

Applications are invited for the postdoc position in Direct versus indirect mechanism of Plasmon-driven catalysis to study in the Netherlands. International students are eligible to apply for this position.

AMOLF scientists are continuously searching for the fundamental relationship between the architecture and interactions of complex matter and material systems and their purpose and function. Such a ‘system’ can be a complex of biomolecules with properties that make life possible. It can be a nanostructure of a semiconductor with metal particles that capture light. Or a newly designed material with very different mechanical properties than you might expect. What exactly is happening at the macro-, micro- or nanoscales and how can this be explained? AMOLF researchers cover a broad domain. However, they all use research methods from physics to understand and manipulate a system.

Degree level:

This is a PhD position.

Field of Study:

The present vacancy is for a shared Postdoc position between the Nanoscale Solar Cells group of prof. Erik Garnett at AMOLF (Amsterdam) and the Nanomaterials for Energy Applications group of dr. Andrea Baldi at DIFFER (Eindhoven).

Scholarship Award: 

The gross monthly salary is dependent on qualifications and experience and will be up to a maximum of €4,154 per month. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33%. NWO has a number of regulations that support employees in finding a good work-life balance. Such as conditions for teleworking, partly paid parental leave and the possibility to purchase and sell holiday leave.


International students are eligible to apply for this position.

  • The postdoc position is a scale 10 position (Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centers).
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands.

Eligibility Criteria:

We seek an outstanding candidate that is willing to work in an international and interdisciplinary team of chemists and physicists. You should have a recent PhD degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or a closely related field. Prior experience in nanoparticle synthesis or optical microscopy and spectroscopy is not required but is considered a plus. You should be willing to split your working schedule between DIFFER (Eindhoven) and AMOLF (Amsterdam), which will necessarily involve some commuting time (see for scheduling and commuting times). Of course, we expect you to have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

In case you are interested you can apply by submitting an application letter and a full resume. Please refer to vacancy 18.011. The letter of application may be sent electronically.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

August 31, 2018.

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