Department : Chemistry / Biochemistry
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The research group ELCAT in the Faculty of Applied Engineering is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of electrocatalysis.
You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of electrocatalysis. Electrochemistry is gaining more and more attention as a potential alternative to several traditional industrial processes because of its positive impact on global greenhouse gas emissions (mainly CO2), its ability to store periodic renewable energy and the production of alternative energy sources such as H2.
You compete for externally funded research grants.
You will publish scientific articles and / or patents related to the research project.
As a PhD student of ELCAT you also support a part of the general research and teaching tasks to support the good day-to-day functioning of the research group and the Faculty of Applied Engineering.
You are also responsible for safety in the research labs, in particular with regard to chemicals.
You hold a Master’s degree in industrial science / applied engineering : chemistry (industrial engineer), Master's degree in engineering : chemistry or materials science (civil engineering), Master in chemistry or equivalent through experience 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 are enthusiast.
You can communicate well, both in speaking and in writing.
You are strong in planning and organizing, you can work independently.
You don’t forget about safety and you have some good technical skills.
What we offer
We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of 1 year. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed for another three years.
The planned start date is 1 September 2021 (negotiable) 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 do most of your work at Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
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