Principal research fellow Chemical engineering
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium  
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Department : Chemistry / Biochemistry

Regime Full-time

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The Faculty of Applied Engineering has the following full-time vacancy :

principal research fellow in the field of chemical engineering


As a principal research fellow, you will be part of the academic assistant staff (Dutch : Assisterend Academisch Personeel, AAP).

You will spend at least 50% of your working time on academic research. In addition, you will actively contribute to education and service activities.


  • You will carry out high-quality academic research in the following research domains : electrocatalysis, electrosynthesis and electrochemical reactor design.
  • You will develop new research projects according to the strategic plan of the research group ELCAT and you compete for externally funded research grants.
  • You will report on the results of your research and produce academic publications.
  • You will assist in the coordination of ongoing research projects and the activities of the research group.
  • You will contribute to attracting national and international research funding.
  • You will supervise PhD students during their research and in the preparation of publications and their PhD theses.
  • Education

  • You will provide support with teaching and also teach high-quality academic classes yourself. You will teach and assist in, among others, 1-Electrochemical Engineering, 1-Electrochemistry and Corrosion and optionally 3-Mass and Energy Balances.
  • You will contribute to the development of teaching and study materials, teaching methods, evaluations, etc.
  • You will supervise students and their Bachelor and Master dissertations.
  • Your teaching role will evolve along with the study programmes.
  • Services

  • You will play an active role in the academic and societal service provision of the department of chemistry and biochemistry, research group ELCAT and the Chemical Engineering department.
  • Profile

  • You hold a PhD in (Bioscience) Engineering, Applied Engineering or equivalent or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. You have relevant research experience in the field of electrocatalysis and / or electrochemical reactors.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • If you do not speak Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch.
  • As soon as you take on teaching duties as a programme component coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction.

    The University of Antwerp supports international staff members through an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.

  • You have a good oral and written knowledge of English.
  • You are able to carry out your work and achieve your objectives with a high degree of independence.
  • You can present excellent study and research results.
  • You are motivated to work actively on your further professional development. In this, you can make use of a wide range of training courses and professionalisation opportunities.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • What we offer

  • We offer an appointment as a principal research fellow for a period of three years. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment can be renewed once.
  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scale for a principal research fellow (academic assistant staff, AAP).
  • The planned start date is 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Click here to find out more about working at the University of Antwerp and the related benefits.
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