PhD position in Plasmon Electrolight University of Antwerp, Faculty of Science

PhD position, Plasmon Electrolight - 2018BAPFWETEF046


In the framework of the “PLASMON-ELECTROLIGHT” ERANET RUS.PLUS project, the Chemistry and Bioscience Engineering department (Faculty of Science) are seeking  to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a


PhD position in Science


The objective of the PLASMON-ELECTROLIGHT project is to elaborate an efficient sensor strategy to detect pharmaceuticals. The detection technique will be developed from an original photoelectrochemical detection strategy that is boosted by advanced photosensitizers, plasmonic enhancement, and affinity recognition. Our partners are the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Romania). The research will be performed in the AXES (Antwerp X-ray Analysis, Electrochemistry and Speciation) and DuEL (Sustainable Energy and Air Purification) lab in close interaction with our international partners.


Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Chemistry – Electrochemistry – Plasmonic Structures - Bioscience Engineering.

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


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.

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

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

  • Background knowledge in plasmonic structures and/or electrochemistry is appreciated.

  • In view of the international context, mastering of the English language (both oral and written) is mandatory.


We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of three years;

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

  • a dynamic and international working environment.


How to apply?

  • Please send a detailed CV together with a motivation letter by email before 15 April 2018 to with clear subject indication ‘PhD vacancy – PLASMON-ELECTROLIGHT’.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.

  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place in May 2018.


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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