Doctoral Grant (BOF) area of Electrochemistry

University of Antwerp
July 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Faculty of Science is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Chemistry for a

Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of  elemistry

A unique combination of a photo-electrochemical detection with the use of porphyrins and phthalocyanines as labels of oligonucleotides definitely holds innovation in the field of DNA-based biosensing. Extensive studies of structure-properties correlation in phthalocyanines and their analogues allow to tune the structure to desirable characteristics for photo-electrochemical sensing. The research will be performed in the AXES research group (Antwerp X-ray Analysis, Electrochemistry and Speciation.

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Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Electrochemistry.

  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.

  • You contribute to teaching and research in the AXES research group, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in chemistry, physics, bioscience or applied engineering.

  • You can submit outstanding academic results.

  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.

  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university's policy.

  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

  • Good communicative skills and multidisciplinary interest.

  • Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written.

  • You have an excellent theoretical knowledge, preferably also experimental experience, in one of the following research domains: (bio)electrochemistry, aptamer research or photosensitizers.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;

  • the start date of scholarship will be 1 January 2018;

  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 - € 2.419,84;

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online until the closing date 15 August 2017 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

  • 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 from 21 August until 15 September 2017.

  • More information about the application form can be obtained from

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. dr. Karolien De Wael, 0032/3/265.33.35,

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research

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