Department : Chemistry / Biochemistry
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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