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Doctoral student, Plasma catalysis – experimental - 2019BAPFWETEF002

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 plasma catalysis – experimental

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Chemistry – Materials Science and catalysis 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 and/or heterogeneous catalysis. Experience in plasma catalysis 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 PhD students and partners involved in this project.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for four years, starting with one year, but extended upon positive evaluation;
  • the start date of the scholarship will be May 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 28 February 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 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. Dr. Vera Meynen ( +32 3 265 23 68 and Prof. Dr. Annemie bogaerts (

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