NMR Scientist

0.8 - 1.0 FTE
Gross monthly salary
€ 3,226 - € 5,090
Required background
Organizational unit
Faculty of Science
Application deadline

Do you enjoy training and assisting students and postdocs with NMR technology? Apply now as NMR Scientist to work with cutting-edge technology and support groundbreaking research at Radboud University’s Institute for Molecules and Materials!

You will primarily be responsible for the oversight, training and maintenance of four NMR spectrometers: a Bruker 400 AVANCE III HD nanobay with BBFO iProbe, a Bruker 500 AVANCE III with Prodigy and BBFO probes, and two identical JEOL ECZ-R 500s with SuperCOOL, Royal HFX and gradient probes. You will work closely with major users and their molecular chemistry research groups, alongside other staff scientists at Radboud University and its associated university hospital. Additional responsibilities include general facility maintenance duties such as interfacing with external users.


  • You have a PhD with a research focus on organic or physical chemistry or a related field.
  • You have experience working in an instrumentation service group at a university, a research group with an instrumentation focus, national lab, corporate research lab, or similar environment.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to participate in the troubleshooting and repair of NMR instrumentation.
  • You have experience with NMR acquisition and processing software (Bruker and JEOL).
  • You have a strong publication record, with a focus on NMR applications or methodology.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

We are

The Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) is a research institute in chemistry and physics that fosters interdisciplinarity by crossing traditional boundaries. It hosts approximately twenty academic chairs, of which the Molecular Chemistry groups share the use of the NMR facilities.

Radboud University

At Radboud University, we aim to make an impact through our work. We achieve this by conducting groundbreaking research, providing high-quality education, offering excellent support, and fostering collaborations within and outside the university. In doing so, we contribute indispensably to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. To accomplish this, we need even more colleagues who, based on their expertise, are willing to search for answers. We advocate for an inclusive community and welcome employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. Will you also contribute to making the world a little better? You have a part to play.

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Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science (FNWI), part of Radboud University, engages in groundbreaking research and excellent education. In doing so, we push the boundaries of scientific knowledge and pass that knowledge on to the next generation.

We seek solutions to major societal challenges, such as cybercrime and climate change and work on major scientific challenges, such as those in the quantum world. At the same time, we prepare our students for careers both within and outside the scientific field.

Currently, more than 1,300 colleagues contribute to research and education, some as researchers and lecturers, others as technical and administrative support officers. The faculty has a strong international character with staff from more than 70 countries. Together, we work in an informal, accessible and welcoming environment, with attention and space for personal and professional development for all.

We offer

  • We will give you a temporary employment contract of 1 year with the prospect of an indefinite contract.
  • Your salary within salary scale 10 depends on your previous education and number of years of (relevant) work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus. 
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service. The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 20.

Additional employment conditions

Work and science require good employment practices. Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions reflect this. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself. For example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports membership. And, of course, we offer a good pension plan. We also give you plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Practical information and applying

You can apply only via the button below. Address your letter of application to Floris Rutjes. In the application form, you will find which documents you need to include with your application.

The first round of interviews will take place on 27 and/or 28 June. The second round of interviews will take place on 4 and/or 5 July. You will preferably start your employment on 1 August.

We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It describes what you can expect during the application procedure and how we handle your personal data and internal and external candidates. 

Apply now Application deadline

We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

Would you like more information?

Prof. F.P.J.T. Rutjes (Floris)

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