You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of electrocatalysis and in this context you compete for externally funded research grants.
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) and its ability to generate periodic renewable energy.
The aim of this project is to expand the existing knowledge on H2 electrolysis. This mainly in the field of reactor design and upscaling with the aim to increase the level of technology readiness.
You publish scientific articles and / or patents related to your specific field of research.
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.
Profile and requirements
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.
You can present good study results.
Final year students can also apply.
Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the .
You are communicative, conscientious, customer-friendly, honest, creative, quality-oriented and collaborative.
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, renewable after positive evaluation;
The starting date can be adapted to the selected candidate’s availability;
Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for contract research staff (Dutch : Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
You will work in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including November 30th 2020 (by midnight Brussels time).
Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments : a motivation letter and your CV.
The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
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Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELD Chemistry YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1 - 4 RESEARCH FIELD Engineering YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1 - 4 RESEARCH FIELD Engineering YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1 - 4 RESEARCH FIELD Engineering YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1 - 4 RESEARCH FIELD Technology YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1 - 4