PhD position, Surface modification and structure-activity correlation

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WorkplaceAntwerpen, Flemish Region, Belgium


PhD position, Surface modification and structure-activity correlation - 2019BAPFWETEF168

The Faculty of Science is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy in the Department of Chemistry for a

Doctoral student in the area of surface modification and structure-activity correlation in the frame of a multi-partner project on separation technology

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Chemistry – Materials Science and characterization as part of a multi-partner project. The PhD study focuses on surface modification of metal oxides with organic functional groups and their in-depth characterization with respect to surface properties and sorption behavior.
  • You contribute to teaching and research in Chemistry/faculty of science.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in Chemistry, Materials science, applied engineering or bio-engineering or related fields with a strong background in inorganic material synthesis and characterisation including sorption. Experience in surface modification and/or sorption is a plus
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy .
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You are a team player, willing to collaborate with other partners involved in this project.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal for three times one year after positive evaluation – the total scholarship is thus 4 years;
  • the start date of scholarship will be September 1st 2019;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from ¤ 2.373,36 - ¤ 2.516,73;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online , until the closing date 30 June 2019.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place on in the first or last week of July.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures [at] uantwerpen[.]be .
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Vera Meynen ( vera.meynen [at] uantwerpen[.]be ) 0032 3 265 23 68.

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