Post-doctoral assistant

Ghent University
September 24, 2023
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→ Apply until 26/09/2023 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time) → Faculty of Sciences → Department WE07 - Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry → AAP temporary appointment - 100% → Number of openings: 1 → Reference number: 202308/WE07/DA/019


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 9,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of- the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students. As a doctor-assistent you would be apppointed in the ‘organic synthesis' research group under the guidance of Prof. Johan Winne (www.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in the broad field of organic synthesis
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's level
  • You will counsel Master's students in their exercises, work placement and Master's dissertation
  • You will counsel doctoral students

  • You hold a doctoral degree (Doctor of Science: Chemistry), or a subject considered relevant by the selection committee. The degree requirement needs to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted

  • You have already conducted research within the field of within the field of organic synthesis with attention for aspects of chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity

  • You have a broad and proven experience in the synthesis and characterization of complex organic compounds or biomolecules
  • Knowledge of and experience with the targeted synthesis of natural product inspired saturated carbocyclic scaffolds or cycloaddition chemistry is recommended
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher during your doctorate
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor's, Master's and/or Advanced Master's programmes
  • You can present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated

  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term Your appointment will start on 1 January 2024 at the earliest
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits

    Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

    Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv' : your regular cv to which also a three-page graphical overview is added of all your research so far: show your synthesized molecules en their key transformations and synthesis methods from your Ba/Ma thesis, PhD thesis and from possible postdoctoral stays, collaborative work or internships. Merge both documents into one pdf file

  • In the field ‘Cover letter' : your application letter in pdf format

  • In the field ‘Diploma' : a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence' : only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted (if already in your possession, if not, you need to be able to provide proof that you have applied for a certificate of equivalence at the start of your appointment). The certificate can be requested via www. For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required
  • Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

    As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


    For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Johan Winne ([email protected]).

    Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ or contact helpdesk ([email protected] - tel. 09/264 98 98)

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