Tenure-track assistant professor multiscale modeling of supramolecular materials

This was published on August 24, 2020

The University of Groningen (Netherlands), is looking for an assistant professor who can strengthen its position in the field of multiscale modelling of multifunctional supramolecular materials. The development of bio-inspired supramolecular and hybrid (nano) materials is attracting much interest. Currently, there is a need for multiscale modelling techniques to (i) steer further development of hybrid and supramolecular materials towards target properties and to (ii) provide quantitative tools that will allow the full potential of these materials to be used in (bio-/medical-) engineering design. Such bottom-up hierarchical models will relate the macroscopic behaviour of supramolecular polymers to their structure at molecular and relevant mesoscopic levels.

As an assistant professor, you will:

  • set up and develop your own research line and research group
  • supervise PhD students
  • acquire external funding
  • promote the societal relevance of your research
  • teach in and contribute to the development of the degree programmes in (applied) physics and/or biomedical engineering and/or mechanical engineering
  • contribute to the organisation of the faculty, for example by participating in working groups and committees, in the domains of teaching, research and management.

At the stage of assistant professor, 60% of your time is for research, 30% for teaching activities and 10% for organisational tasks.

More information about the research institute: www.rug.nl/zernike


You are encouraged to apply if you have:

  • a PhD degree in computational physics/materials science or solid mechanics/mechanical engineering or a related field
  • at least two years of postdoctoral experience outside of the Netherlands, preferably in a different country than where you received your PhD (can be compensated for after the appointment via extended research visits abroad)
  • a relevant international network
  • excellent research qualities, as shown by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of renowned conferences
  • a good track record in teaching, appropriate to your career stage
  • demonstrable organisational competences
  • cross-cultural sensitivity
  • good command of spoken and written English.

And you are:

  • a team player with good communication skills
  • able to acquire substantial research grants from external sources
  • willing to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) within three years
  • able to speak the Dutch language or motivated to speak it within five years.

Application deadline

September 30, 2020

For more details, including organisation, application process and contacts:

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