PhD Student

Last application date
Jun 01, 2023 00:00
FW01 - Department of Pharmaceutics
Limited duration
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

The Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology (Department of Pharmaceutics, Ghent University) is recruiting a full-time Ph.D. student in the field of continuous manufacturing of pharmaceuticals.

- You will become a member of the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium). This research group focuses on the development, characterization and manufacturing of novel solid dosage forms. The Ph.D. projects within the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology focus on the following (continuous) manufacturing techniques: blending, feeding, granulation, tableting, spray drying, hot-melt extrusion, 3D-printing.
- You will focus on academic research in preparation of a Ph.D. thesis. The research topic of the Ph.D. thesis is within the domain of pharmaceutical technology, more specifically in the field of (continuous) manufacturing of pharmaceutical dosage forms.
- You will publish your research data in international peer-reviewed papers.
- You will assist in the teaching activities at the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, including the guidance of master dissertations.
- You will assist in the internal and external services by the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology.

Job profile

What we are looking for
- You hold a Master’s degree in Master of Science in Drug Development, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Care or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
- You are interested in academic and/or project-based research and services, specifically related to formulation and process development of oral solid dosage forms.
- You obtained excellent results during your studies.
- Research experience in the field of (continuous) manufacturing of pharmaceutical dosage forms via granulation, tableting, hot-melt extrusion, roller compaction, spray drying and/or 3D-printing is a plus.
- You have excellent teaching and communication skills, and are prepared to further develop these skills in function of the research targets and educational tasks.
- Teaching experience or participation at conferences is a plus.
- You can work independently within a team.
- You are a problem solver. You are quality-oriented and creative.
- You are highly proficient in spoken and written English.

How to apply

What can we offer you
- A Ph.D. scholarship for a 1-year period. This scholarship is renewable for an additional 3 years following a positive evaluation.
- The starting date of the Ph.D. is at the earliest October 1st 2023.

Apply online by sending the required document to
The application deadline is June 1st, 2023. We do not accept late applications.

Your application must include the following documents:
- An application letter (in pdf format)
- Your curriculum vitae and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
- A transcript of the required degree. 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.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Chris Vervaet (