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A Dutch speaking assistant position will open in the research group starting October 1st 2021.

This will initially be a 2-year position which can be extended twice with a period of 2 years up to a maximum period of 6 years. The candidate will perform his/her PhD in the field of advanced chromatography, chromatographic column synthesis and mass spectrometry (note that there is flexibility with respect to the research topic) and will support the practicals and coached exercises of the organic chemistry education of the Department together with the practical exercises in the field of separation sciences.

Due to administrative reasons the position will only open officially in June 2021 but interested candidates are already welcome to contact for more information on this issue.

Please note that only fluently Dutch speaking candidates with a strong chemistry background will be considered.

PhD and post-doc: Spontaneous applications

Spontaneous applications are always welcomed and reviewed with interest.

We offer a young, dynamic and stimulating work environment, contacts and collaboration with leading research groups and companies, the possibility to present research results at international conferences, and extra-legal benefits such as free public transport, biking fee for work traffic, use of sports facilities and access to student restaurants at UGent.

The research areas within our research group can be found on this website, so feel free to check them out.

Profile for PhD

  • Preferably, you own a Master Degree in Chemistry. However a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical sciences, Bioengineering, Biomedical sciences, Chemical engineering and similar can also be considered. It is recommended to have (displayable) experience in either high-end separation sciences, organic and/or polymer chemistry, (organo-)silica synthesis, in-silico chromatographic modelling, metabolomics, non-targeted analysis, programming skills, 3D printing, microfluidics, chemometrics, monolith synthesis, column manufacturing, comprehensive chromatographic techniques, etc. Currently individuals showing the ability to perform interdisciplinary research spanning one or more of the above topics will be preferential candidates to fulfill the current research needs.
  • You have the intention to work towards a PhD and you fulfill the requirements to subscribe as a doctoral student.
  • You are able to work independently and accurately.
  • You can work together with other people and have good communicative skills (written and oral).
  • You have a good knowledge of English; good knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Profile for post-doc

  • Preferably, you own a PhD in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical sciences, Bioengineering, Biomedical sciences, Chemical engineering or similar.  
  • You have several first author publications in the main journals in the field of Separation Sciences (such as: Analytical chemistry, Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Chromatography B, Talanta, Electrophoresis, Chromatographia, Journal of Separation Sciences, TRAC,  etc.).
  • You have the necessary skills and expertise to work in the department’s research areas.
  • You have hands on experience in practical and developmental aspects of at least 2 main techniques in separation sciences.
  • You are able and willing to lead and assist independently Masters and Bachelor students in their research on a daily basis next to your own ongoing research.
  • You can solve independently recurring practical issues in chromatography and in hyphenated techniques.
  • You are able to work independently and accurately.
  • You can work together with other people and when necessary guide fellow researchers in the research topic.
  • You have good communicative skills (written and oral).
  • You have a good knowledge of English, good knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Application and contact: Applications can be sent to frederic.lynen@ugent.be

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