Vacancy PhD student (M/F)

PhD student (M/F)

Syncom invites applications for a PhD student who will work within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization (CORE).” The CORE Network brings together 8 academic and 7 industrial partners from 6 European countries resulting in an unparalleled combination of chirality, synthesis and crystallization training and research covering the areas of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Applied Physics. The research objective of the CORE Network is to construct jointly a CORE Industrial Toolbox on Continuous Resolution that provides next generation tools, approaches and methods to industry for the development of continuous resolution processes. Syncom has long specialized in chirality and this work within the CORE framework will fit effortlessly into the research and industrially oriented objectives of Syncom. The candidate will be stationed at the Syncom facilities in Groningen, The Netherlands. The research will be directed and coordinated by Prof. R.M. Kellogg.

Applicants should be in possession of, or expect to attain, an MSc in a relevant discipline such as Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Materials science. Experience in organic synthesis is highly desired.  Further experience in crystallization, solid state chemistry or separation technology is desired but not essential. Proficiency in English, strong analytical and theoretical skills and clear and concise communication skills are essential. The candidates should have the ability and motivation to work independently and the desire to work together in a multidisciplinary team to achieve a general goal.

Applicants will be required to meet Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. Notably, at the date of recruitment, applicants must be in the first four years of their career and not have a doctoral degree. They can be a national of any country, but must not have resided or carried out their main activity in their preferred project country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date (1 January 2017).

The successful candidate will receive a financial package consisting of a living allowance, a family allowance (where applicable) and a mobility allowance, according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) set by EU regulations.

For further information about the vacancy contact Prof. R.M. Kellogg

Your application should be submitted before the 14th of October 2016 to:
Mrs. Marga Vos, HR officer.
Reference: CORE