Doctoral Grant (BOF) area of Electrochemistry

Employer
University of Antwerp
Location
Europe
Posted
July 24 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

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.


More info: https://www.uantwerpen.be/axes


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 vacatures@uantwerpen.be.

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

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


We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.


 



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