University of Antwerp

Doctoral scholarship holder computer science, data science and artificial intelligence

2024-07-18 (Europe/Brussels)
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The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Sciences is looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of computer science, data science and artificial intelligence


  • You will actively work on the preparation and defense of a doctoral dissertation on the development of new data science and artificial intelligence algorithms. These have applications in bioinformatics (for example, to rapidly interpret DNA sequencing data from blood samples with infectious diseases) or in other domains relevant to the research group.
  • You will organize your doctoral research and regularly report on progress.
  • You will follow the doctoral training program at the Antwerp Doctoral School to support your doctoral trajectory.
  • You will present the findings of your doctoral research at scientific conferences and publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will contribute to attracting (inter)national research funding.
  • You will take on a limited package of teaching and research-supporting tasks for the department, within the Computer Science programs, and the Adrem Data Lab research group.


  • You hold a Master degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or you will obtain the degree by the time of appointment.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You are motivated to actively take charge of your further professional development.
  • Your work is quality-oriented, with integrity, creativity, and a collaborative approach.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed once for another two-year period.
  • The intended start date is September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Middelheim in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including July 18, 2024. Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:
    • A motivation letter
    • Your academic CV
  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Kris Laukens, professor at the Department of Computer Science via

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

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Doctoral scholarship holder computer science, data science and artificial intelligence
Prinsstraat 13 Antwerp, Belgium
Application deadline
2024-07-18 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-07-18 23:59 (CET)
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