PhD position: Dynamics of water interacting with proteins

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Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter

Amsterdam, 1009 DB (Noord-Holland), 40 hours per week

The project is a cooperation with the group of Prof.dr. K.J. Hellingwerf from the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam.

Requirements Required education/skills:

  • University Graduate: You meet the requirements for an MSc-degree.

  • Job type: Research / Advising

  • Workfield(s):

  • Teaching & Research(Scientific discipline: Natural Sciences)
  • Research trainees, non-tenured lecturers, researchers(Scientific discipline: Natural Sciences)

    Organization Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter

    AMOLF, the Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, is one of the five research institutes of the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

    The institute was founded in 1949 to separate isotopes by electromagnetic separation methods.

    When the institute moved to the current building in 1960, it had 69 employees. Nowadays the institute houses approximately 180 employees and a number of guest scientists.

    The current research at AMOLF focuses on three areas:

    Life science inspired physics, nanophysics and femtosecond dynamics of matter.

    With an annual budget of about 10 million euro, AMOLF yearly publishes about 120 scientific papers, of which 10-15 in Physical Review Letters, Nature or Science.

    Every year about 10 of AMOLF's students obtain their PhD degree from one of the 7 universities where 14 AMOLF staff members hold a professorship.

    Conditions of employment Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500

    Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 2405

    Employment basis: Temporary for specified period

    Duration of the contract: four years

    Maximum hours per week: 40

    Additional conditions of employment:

    When fulfilling a PhD position at the FOM foundation, you will get the status of junior scientist.

    You will have an employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits FOM offers.

    You will get a contract for 4 years.

    Your salary will be up to a maximum of 2,405 euro gross per month.

    You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four year term with FOM.

    A training programme is part of the agreement.

    You and your supervisor will make up a plan for the additional education and supervising that you specifically need.

    This plan also defines which teaching activities you will be responsible (up to a maximum of 10% of your time).

    The conditions of employment of the FOM-foundation are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (CAO-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).

    Additional Information Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

    Prof.dr. Huib Bakker
    Telephone number: 31 (0)20 608 12 34
    E-mail address: bakker [at]

    Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

    * About the organization


    * About the function


    Application: You can apply for this job before 13-10-2007 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to:

    FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics Personnel Department

    Postbus 41883
    The Netherlands
    E-mail: application [at]

    When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT-59475.

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