Postdoc in Autonomous Formulation Discovery

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is seeking a bright post-doctoral researcher to set up an autonomous formulation discovery lab.

The goal of the project is to setup a closed-loop formulation discovery lab consisting of robots and characterization equipment that will allow the autonomous discovery of new coatings. The project is part of the Groeifonds program “Big Chemistry,” and the candidate will work with other PhD students and postdocs on this topic.

They are accepting applications from enthusiastic and highly talented candidates who are interested in a dynamic, stimulating, and ambitious environment to perform their research. The successful candidate should be excited about applying machine learning and automation to chemistry, specifically setting up a workflow based on active learning of new formulations.


  • Salary by the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. €3,877, max. €5,090).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics, and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children’s daycare, and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home, and internet costs.
  • TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training, and workshops.

Job Requirements

The school is looking for candidates that meet the following requirements:

  • A PhD in chemical engineering and/or bioinformatics with a focus on robotic automation of chemical processes
  • Prior experience with machine learning and robotic automation.
  • Prior experience with Python.
  • A research-oriented attitude with an analytical mindset.
  • Ability to independently work within a dynamic team and to foster collaborations
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
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Application Process

The application should include a:

  • Cover letter describing candidates motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of their publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.
  • PhD thesis.

To apply for the Postdoc in Autonomous Formulation Discovery, click here.

Deadline: February 29, 2024.

For more information on Postdoc in Autonomous Formulation Discovery, visit the official site.

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