University of Antwerp

Doctoral scholarship holder molecular circularity of (bio)materials

2024-08-29 (Europe/Brussels)
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The Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Engineering is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of molecular circularity of (bio)materials

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis on the influence of molecular diversity and interactions on the circularity potential of new organic (bio)materials. In this doctoral study, you will connect the (geospatial) spreading, complexity and oxidation state of (bio)resources to that of derived (bio)materials, as indicators for economic feasibility. You develop new methods to support fast decisions in complex systems based on thermodynamic principles, by defining and quantifying circularity in a product- and process design workflow.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the research group iPRACS and the chemistry and materials related courses of the Department.

Profile

  • You hold a Master degree in chemistry, physics or (bioscience) engineering  or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • 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 act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have a strong basis of thermodynamics and statistics;  knowledge of statistical mechanics is an extra asset. A working knowledge of organic chemistry is required.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of one year. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed.
  • The planned start date is 15 October 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • 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 Groenenborger 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 29 August 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). 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. Please note the following dates in your calendar: Monday 9 September 2024 (selection interviews).
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Pieter Billen, associate professor, pieter.billen@uantwerpen.be.

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.

Job details

Title
Doctoral scholarship holder molecular circularity of (bio)materials
Location
Prinsstraat 13 Antwerp, Belgium
Published
2024-07-06
Application deadline
2024-08-29 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-08-29 23:59 (CET)
Job type
PhD
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