Scientific researcher AD-LIBIO (18631) - Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions and Systems
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium  
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Apply before 10 / 05 / 2021 23 : 59 (Brussels Time)

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Department : EA08 - Elektromechanica, Systeem- en Metaalengineering

Occupancy rate : 100%

Number of positions : 1.00

Type of employment : Contract of unlimited duration with clause

Term of assignment : 1 + 1 jaar

Wage scale : PD1 to PD4 (doctoral degree)

Required diploma : PhD


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis.

It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • You will work on a Belgian Federal project funded from the Energy Transition Fund called AD-LIBIO. The project focuses on 2nd generation (2G) biofuels.
  • The general aim is to generate a tailor-made advanced biofuel from 2G feedstock that is supporting the development of innovative and clean engines for long-distance transport.

    This is in line with EU targets to increase 2G bioenergy contribution. The fuel is produced from short rotation wood and consists primarily of light naphta components (C5-C6).

  • Ghent University’s tasks in the project focus on the evaluation of the combustion properties of the fuel blends that can be formulated with the 2G fuels.
  • A PhD student is investigating the suitability as gasoline or diesel drop-in fuel blends, through fuel blend property calculations and engine testing.

  • Your main job will be to experimentally evaluate the spray characteristics of the fuel. You will use a constant volume combustion chamber setup and optical techniques to compare the spray characteristics of fuel blends incorporating the 2G fuels, to standard fuels.
  • You will also help with administering the project and supervising the PhD student.


  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate (obtained max. 6 years ago. This term of 6 years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma).
  • This PhD degree is preferably in mechanical engineering or electromechanical engineering. PhD degrees in engineering physics, science or other similar competence will also be considered;
  • Your PhD is preferably in the field of combustion engines and alternative fuels;
  • You have extensive experimental experience, preferably with experience in spray measurements, and / or optical techniques;
  • You have very good oral and written proficiency in English;
  • You have extensive experience presenting and reporting your work;
  • You take initiative and responsibility, are a problem solver and like working in a team

  • We offer you a contract of indefinite duration with a maximum term of 1 + 1 years.
  • Your contract will start on 1 / 06 / 2021 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale PD1. .
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, a bicycle allowance and eco vouchers.
  • Click here for a complete overview of all the staffbenefits (in Dutch).


    Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.

    Your application must include the following documents :

  • In the field CV’ : your CV and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field Cover letter’ : your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field Diploma’ : a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field other documents : a reference letter, an overview of your study results,
  • Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

    As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


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