PhD Student

Last application date
Sep 30, 2024 00:00
TW11 - Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
Limited duration
Master in Engineering
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

The research group Mechanics of Materials and Structures at Ghent University (UGent-MMS) has 4 vacancies for PhD research in the field of fibre-reinforced composites. The vacancies are linked to research on composite hydrogen tanks, micromechanical testing of composites and finite element modelling of textile connections.
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Job profile

The candidate should have a strong interest in mechanics of composite materials, and should be enthusiastic to work in a collaborative project between industry and academia.


  • We offer a full-time position as a doctoral fellow, consisting of an initial period of 12 months, which - after a positive evaluation, will be extended to a total maximum of 48 months.
  • The fellowship amount is 100% of the net salary of an AAP member in equal family circumstances. The individual fellowship amount is determined by the Department of Personnel and Organization based on family status and seniority. A grant that meets the conditions and criteria of the regulations for doctoral fellowships is considered free of personal income tax. Click here for more information about our salary scales
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).

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