• Post-graduate students who would like to propose their own PhD topic and apply for a personal grant along the research lines of PLECO, are encouraged to contact one of the PLECO professors ( In Flanders, the most important granting agency for fundamental and applied PhD research is the FWO.

  • PhD-position in the field of Plant and Soil Ecology 2024. Here you can find the instructions file and link to access the data, for the competence test regarding this PhD vacancy:

Employment policy

As an actively pluralistic institution, the University of Antwerp wishes to be a stimulating environment for all of its members​. 

PLECO offers a family friendly working environment, applying the University's recruitment and sustainable gender policy with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. When planning meetings, family-friendly starting and ending times are taken into account. We make sure that our employees can combine their private lives with their jobs.

PLECO operates in a global society and we therefore aim to stimulate the international orientation of all staff members. We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job in PLECO.