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PhD position, Electron tomography and electrocatalysis - 2019BAPFWETEF148

The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Applied Engineering are seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for

Doctoral scholarship holders in the areas of electron tomography and electrocatalysis

The vacancy is situated within the research project entitled Innovative three-dimensional electron microscopy to boost the catalytic activity of core-shell nanostructures. In this project, the combination of advanced aberration corrected electron microscopy and novel three-dimensional reconstruction algorithms will be used as a ground-breaking new approach to quantify the structure AND the composition for highly promising nanomaterials that can be used for electrocatalysis. More information on the project can be found at following weblink:

https://researchportal.be/en/project/innovative-three-dimensional-electron-microscopy-boost-catalytic-activity-core-shell

This PhD is a collaboration between the research group Electron Microscopy for Material Science (EMAT) (https://www.emat.uantwerpen.be) and the research group Applied Electrochemistry & Catalysis (ELCAT) (https://www.uantwerpen.be/elcat).

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Physics or Applied Engineering.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
  • You work at the interplay of material sciences and engineering.
  • You apply for external PhD grants in the course of the project (VLAIO, FWO).

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in a relevant field (physics, engineering, …).
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • You are motivated and accept the challenge to obtain a PhD in sciences and/or engineering.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of 1 year, renewable for after positive evaluation;
  • the scholarship can start immediately;
  • 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 (please select “PhD CatCore” at http://nano.uantwerpen.be/jobs/submission). You should upload a copy of your CV, a motivation letter, summary of your Master thesis, a list and grades of the courses that you took during your studies, and names of 2 professional referees as one single PDF file, until the closing date, 31 August 2019.
  • A pre-selection will be made from the submitted applications.
  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Sara Bals; Sara.Bals@uantwerpen.be.

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