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Department: Department of Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science is looking for a full-
time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of Materials
chemistry – organic surface modification
You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in
the field of organic-inorganic hybrid materials. You will prepare organic
surface modified materials and focus on the understanding of the reaction
mechanisms and the role of surface and synthesis conditions. You will do
dedicated synthesis and perform and develop advanced characterization to
reveal surface differences. You will closely collaborate with the
computational chemistry group studying the interaction between molecules
and solid surfaces by dedicated synthesis and characterization to provide
them with input for their computational work. In the same context, you
provide samples for advanced characterization.
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 (bio-)engineering with finality
in Chemistry or you will have obtained it by the time the PhD starts.
Master students graduating in 2023 are encouraged to apply.
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.
You are a team player and good communicator.
Experience in materials chemistry and/or organic surface modification is a
What we offer
We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of one years. Following a
positive evaluation, the scholarship will be renewed each year up to a
total period of 4-years.
The planned start date is June 1st 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 March 22 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. Please
make a note of the following dates: an afternoon in the first week of
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 Vera Meynen
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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
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