Doctoral students in the area of Chemistry
University of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry

Doctoral students, Chemistry


The Faculty of Sciences is seeking to fill 4 full-time (100%) vacancies in the Department of Chemistry for

Doctoral students in the area of Chemistry


Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of chemistry.

  • You contribute to (limited) teaching, research and service activities in the Department of Chemistry.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in chemistry or in bio-engineering / applied biological sciences or in applied sciences (engineering), each time with specialization in chemistry.

  • You can provide outstanding academic results.

  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.

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

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

  • You are a motivated person, willing to show commitment for a doctoral project, and to apply for an external fellowship (e.g., FWO strategic research fellowships 2019).

  • You are communicative, and fluent in English and Dutch.

  • You show a pronounced interest in the research of one of the research groups of the Chemistry department at University of Antwerp.


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 March 1, 2019;

  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.373,36 till € 2.516,73;

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.


How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 11 November 2018.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The further 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 in the first half of January 2019.

  • More information about the application form can be obtained from

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact professor Wouter Herrebout tel. 03/265.33.73,


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.


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