Scientists: join as ARC CBBC members

World-class expertise on process technology, chemical engineering, catalysis, organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, material assembly, and mass and heat transport phenomena is brought in by involving universities and research institutes based in the Netherlands.

“BASF is thrilled to be collaborating with top academic partners in the Netherlands in order to create new chemistry, innovative catalysts and smarter processes to take on the challenges of the future.”
Klaus Harth, VP of Process Catalysis Research at BASF

ARC CBBC will announce the nomination procedure for researchers on an annual basis. Within ARC CBBC, researchers are referred to as ARC CBBC members or Principal Investigators. The aim is to select the best researchers from scientific and R&D communities in the Netherlands.

Nominations are divided into two categories: experienced researchers and young researchers/emerging talent; the latter category refers to nominees who completed a PhD less than 15 years ago. An application includes a CV and a letter explaining how the candidate believes he or she can contribute to the main research themes of ARC CBBC (max. 4 pages).

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Executive Board on the nominees. The Executive Board makes the final decision regarding the new ARC CBBC members. New members who are not affiliated with one of the three ARC CBBC research hubs will sign an Accession Agreement.

The first call for ARC CBBC members is now open till 1 September 2016. Read more

Assessment criteria for experienced researchers

  • In the top 10% of his/her international peer group;
  • Excellence as demonstrated by scientific publications of international standing and/or other achievements;
  • Inspires enthusiasm for research and/or technology;
  • Demonstrably capable of successfully developing his/her own new, innovative line of research;
  • Holds a prominent position, both nationally and internationally;
  • Demonstrable leadership and coaching skills;
  • Motivated to contribute to the main research themes of CBBC; and
  • Good track record in collaboration with industry.

Assessment criteria for young researchers

  • In the top 10% of his/her international peer group;
  • Excellence as demonstrated e.g. by a PhD dissertation, publications, and/or other scientific achievements;
  • Inspiring enthusiasm for research and/or technology;
  • Demonstrably capable of generating innovative ideas and independently developing them successfully;
  • Good position, both nationally and internationally;
  • Capable of leading and supervising other researchers and staff; and
  • Motivated to contribute to the main research themes of CBBC.

"We can talk about the importance of collaboration, but it is you, the people who have to share this notion and who have to make it work. I wish you lots of success, in the interest of you, me, our children and the rest of the world."
Marjan Oudeman, President of the Executive Board of Utrecht University