At ARCNL your science is both curiosity driven and serves a clear societal purpose. For this, you will frequently interact with industrial partner ASML. ARCNL is a young and vibrant organization where people with a shared passion find each other. Opportunities to talk to fellow researchers and senior group leaders are plentiful. Your own research group will be small (about 8 people) facilitating close collaboration. At ARCNL you are surrounded by excellent scientists and dedicated group technicians. The institute is located at the Amsterdam Science Park: home to one of the largest concentrations of exact sciences in Europe.
ARCNL is an inclusive institute where researchers from all over the world work together. The institute wishes to attract more female scientists and technicians. One of the ways to achieve this is our participation in the NWO program Women In Science Excel (WISE).
Continuing your career: Organizations such as Philips, TNO and ASML are keen on employing our PhD students and postdocs. Read the story of ARCNL alumnus Pavel Antonov –‘Proud pioneering PhD student‘
“Shining a Light on Next-Generation Microchips”
The atmosphere is very nice, and everyone is very open and friendly. There are three different departments here, but there’s a real feeling of cohesion among us even though we’re all working on different topics. It’s a great environment to work in.
If you come from abroad ARCNL will assist you with your search for housing and if necessary with the procedures to get a residence permit, health care insurance and any other official matters. The HR department also takes care of the reimbursement of relocation costs. Do you want to know more about living in Amsterdam?
‘The Power of Ultrafast Lasers’
In general, we always work very close together, so it’s really teamwork. I’ve never felt like I’m doing stuff on my own – the whole group is always discussing what’s going on. That’s what I really like, because that’s also led, I think, to the fact that my research is productive……