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Doctoral student, Surface modification and structure-activity correlation - 2018BAPFWETEF354

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

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Chemistry – Materials Science and characterization as part of a multi-partner project.
  • 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.
  • 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 June 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 3 March 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 between one and two weeks after closing date of the vacancy.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Vera Meynen ( 0032 3 265 23 68.

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