Doctoral scholarship holder advanced data and profile processing in electrochemistry

Updated: 24 days ago

Department: Faculty of Science
Regime Full-time

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A-Sense Lab  at the Department of Bioscience Engineering in the Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in advanced data and profile processing in electrochemistry.

The overall goal of this PhD is the development of advanced data models to extract qualitative and quantitative information from electrochemical data. These data models will improve the state-of-the-art in (bio)electrochemical sensing, to make an impact in e.g. cancer diagnosis, on-site illicit drug sensing and infectious disease diagnostics. It is crucial that the information extracted from the electrochemical data is maximized to achieve high accuracies.

This PhD offers the unique opportunity to combine lab work with data analysis, to record novel datasets, and software development, to process and design novel data strategies using existing and novel datasets. Overall, this PhD will positively impact society by pushing electrochemical applications in health care and law enforcement to a higher level by making an impact in an underexplored, yet more crucial than ever, part of the technology.


  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of advanced data processing in electrochemistry.
  • You develop on-site sensors and interact with end-users to optimize the sensors.
  • You dive into electrochemical data.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
  • You present your work at national and international workshops and conferences.


  • You hold a master’s degree in chemistry, bioscience or applied engineering, forensic sciences, computational sciences or a relevant degree for the position.
  • Experience with software, script or app (development).
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy .
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • A creative and analytical mind.
  • In view of the international context, mastering of the English language (both oral and written) is mandatory.

What we offer

  • A doctoral scholarship for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal after positive evaluation;
  • The start date of the scholarship can be discussed, ideally July 1, 2024;
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts  for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Groenenborger in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here .

Want to apply?

  • Please send
    • detailed CV (including honours, grades, skills, publications, …),
    • contact info of two references together with
    • strong motivation letter and
    • weblink to a short video introducing yourself before April 29, 2024
  • Applications missing a weblink to a short video introducing yourself won’t be considered.
  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you.
  • If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact: [email protected]

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