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Department: Department of Chemistry
Let's shape the future - University of Antwerp
The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university.
We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct
pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in
society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative
employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different
countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top
scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future –
a future that you can help to shape.
The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science is looking for a full-
time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of Computational
You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in
the field of Computational Chemistry. You will conduct DFT calculations to
study the interaction between molecules and solid surfaces in solution, in
the context of concurrent experiments performed by collaborating groups.
You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
You will follow the university doctoral program
You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks
for the Department of Chemistry.
You hold a Master degree in Chemistry or Physics or you will have obtained
it by the time you start your PhD.
You can demonstrate excellent study results.
Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp's
Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university
You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
Experience with DFT calculations is a requirement. Experience with DFT
calculations for molecule-surface interactions and in particular for
molecules in solution is a plus.
What we offer
We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of one year. Following a
positive evaluation, the scholarship will be renewed each year up to a
total of four years.
The planned start date is 1 June 2023 or as soon as possible after that
Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship
amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract
Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel , BAP).
You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle
allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
You will do most of your work at Campus Groenenborger in a dynamic and
stimulating working environment.
Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.
Want to apply?
You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp's online
job application platform up to and including 3 April 2023 (by
midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online
application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a
motivation letter, your academic CV and the completed appendix for BAP.
The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as
possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been
made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
If after the first selection round you are selected for a second selection
round, you will be invited for an (possibly online) interview. After the
round of interviews, a final decision will be made.
If you have any questions about the online application form, please check
the frequently asked questions or send an email to [email protected] If
you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Erik Neyts
The University of Antwerp received the European Commission's HR Excellence
in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly
organisation which invests in its employees' growth. We encourage diversity
and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal
opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity,
religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from
diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to appl y.