University of Antwerp

Doctoral scholarship holder or postdoctoral researcher safe and sustainable industrial processes and value chain management

2024-08-22 (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 Engineering Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder or postdoctoral researcher in the field of safe and sustainable industrial processes and value chain management


  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD/Postdoc grant application in the domain of safe and sustainable industrial process and value chain management.
  • You will assist in ongoing research projects on techno-economic and techno-sustainability assessments and the operation of the EnvEcon research group and the Flanders Make End-to-End Core lab. Application domains will be related to renewable energy (energy transition), chemical industry and manufacturing industry.
  • You will help coordinate project proposals in the fields of environmental economics and quantitative sustainability and circularity assessments with specific focus on the energy transition, chemical industry and manufacturing industry and you contribute to attracting external funding.
  • Postdoc: You will assist in the supervision of PhD students and other team members.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.


  • PhD position: You hold a Master degree in business engineering, engineering science, or similar; or you will have obtained it by the time you start to work.
  • Postdoc position: You hold a PhD in applied economics or (applied) engineering sciences, or similar; or you will have obtained it by the time you start to work.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You can speak and write fluently in English.
  • You show interest in industrial chemical processes and process safety is considered as a plus.
  • You show interest in manufacturing processes and its sector is considered as a plus.
  • You show interest in sustainable development and the transition to a more sustainable society.
  • You show interest in cleantech and environmental technology.
  • Experience with funding acquisition and project coordination is considered as a plus.

What we offer

  • We offer a postdoctoral or doctoral scholarship for a period of 1 year. We look together for options to extend the contract (after positive evaluation).
  • The planned start date is 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for 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 the University of Antwerp Stadscampus 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 22 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. You can already save the following date: Selection interviews will be planned on 3 September 2024.
  • 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 Prof. dr. Steven Van Passel ( or Prof. dr. Philippe Nimmegeers (

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 or postdoctoral researcher safe and sustainable industrial processes and value chain management
Prinsstraat 13 Antwerp, Belgium
Application deadline
2024-08-22 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-08-22 23:59 (CET)
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