At Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), we believe diversity broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education. Our Irène Curie fellowship program is aimed to advance talented female researchers in top positions in science. The program addresses the aspirations and needs of women in industry, academia, and research institutes to support their ambition to develop their academic career at a European top research university.
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at TU/e is renowned for its top research and education in areas such as Sustainable Process Technology, Materials Chemistry and Functional Materials. Our researchers focus on societal challenges concerning energy, circular economy and next-generation adaptive materials that will radically change our life. Technology is developed to manufacture sustainable chemicals and fuels, to develop new materials to convert and store energy, to synthesize recyclable polymers, and to design smart materials that enhance contact between humans and robots.
As part of a nation-wide initiative to stimulate the chemical and engineering sciences, the department invites applications for four (4) new faculty positions in the following areas:
Circular polymer materials. The field of polymeric materials requires a fundamental transition from synthesis out of fossil-based feedstock and one-time use, to continuous re-use of polymeric products. Besides reducing carbon footprint, this transition also poses highly challenging academic research questions related to energy-efficient polymerization and depolymerization processes in relation to recyclability. The focus of this (assistant/associate professor) position will be on (chemical) recycling of high-performance and engineering polymers. The position will be embedded in a team of highly qualified researchers working on supramolecular organic and polymer chemistry, theoretical modeling and the development of new polymer materials and devices made thereof.
Inorganic Material Chemistry. This new professor position is meant to strengthen the department’s profile in the field of inorganic materials chemistry with a focus on advanced experimental methods to the design, synthesis, characterization and application of novel inorganic materials. Without limiting the scope, examples of relevant research topics include energy materials (especially storage and conversion), nanomaterials (composition, morphology, defects), hybrid materials, supramolecular inorganic chemistry, and the development/use of advanced methods for characterization of such materials (e.g, advanced microscopy/spectroscopy).
Do you want to join our open academic community? Do you want to set up and expand your own, independent research line and team, while still being able to profit from the benefits that come with working together in research units and in an open-atmosphere department? Then apply now!
You will be offered the opportunity to establish an independent, largely externally funded research program in collaboration with colleagues at our department and at national and international institutions. Substantial starting packages to kick-off your career in our department are available. In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and an informal mentoring scheme to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Family friendly initiatives are in place, such as dual-career services to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.
We encourage you to apply if you have a PhD degree and at least two years of postdoctoral experience.
For further information on these vacancies you can contact
Prof.dr.ir. E.J.M. Hensen, e.j.m.hensen[at]tue.nl, + 31 40 247 5178.
For information concerning employment conditions click here or contact
S. Sonnemans, Recruiter, s.sonnemans[at]tue.nl, + 31 655183097.
If you are interested in this position, we invite you to submit a complete application which should include:
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For those who know suitable candidates: please send a message to the Dean of the department: the department board will then channel the recruitment further.
Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups. If no female candidates are found in the first six months of recruitment, this vacancy will be re-opened as a generic vacancy.