Monthly Archives May 2017

Expansion and new jobs at Syncom

Syncom (Groningen, The Netherlands) is expanding. The company is going to develop new products and will get sixteen to twenty additional job openings. Following the expansion in 2015, the company has grown rapidly resulting in further expansion. The province contributes 206,000 euros from the Regional Investment Groningen (RIG) budget, intended for companies at the Zernike Science Park and in the Eemsdelta. You can read more HERE.
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Project ENEF: New technologies and products

The world population continues to grow and that brings all sorts of challenges in terms of water, food, housing and energy with them. ENEF, an abbrevation for energy efficiency is concerned with the latter challenge. ENEF identifies possible improvements to existing materials, systems and processes and introduces them into the market so that they can serve as an example. It is not about small steps. The selected developments make a radical improvement of existing products and processes. They are game changers that drastically reduce CO2 emissions. SMEs are the driving force in this project. More information on this Interreg project
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Job opening: Research Scientist (M/F)

Do you have a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry? Do you have hands-on experience with the synthesis of complex molecules? Or maybe experience with technology transfer from R&D to manufacturing? If so, then please apply for the following vacancy to support our continued growth in 2017:   Research Scientist (M/F) We are looking for both beginning as well as experienced organic chemists with a PhD degree. The candidates should be able to independently carry out complex organic syntheses. Experience in medicinal chemistry or process R&D is an extra advantage. About Syncom Syncom is a leading global Contract Research Organization. Since
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Prof. Gerard Roelfes

  Prof. Gerard Roelfes visited Syncom as part our Dutch Design & Synthesis guest lectures. His talk, entitled “Hybrid Catalysis: merging the power of enzyme- and transition metal catalysis” disclosed the recent advances of his group in the field of bio-inspired catalysis. Using nature as a source of inspiration, Prof. Roelfes has developed novel catalysts based on the combination of biomolecules, such of DNA or proteins, with metals to perform enantioselective reactions. Gerard Roelfes obtained his MSc and PhD (2000) under the supervision of Prof. Ben L. Feringa at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. After his PhD he went
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