Doctoral scholarship holder in the field of air purification technologies and strategies

Updated: 2 months ago

Department : Department of Bioengineering

Regime : Full-time

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The Department of Bioscience Engineering in the Faculty of Science is looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of air purification technologies and strategies


  • You work actively on the preparation of a PhD thesis in the field of air purification technologies and strategies. You conduct research into efficient and sustainable air purification strategies and technologies, whereby this research is strongly based on models (Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD, Multiphysics, AQM). The research will be a combination of experimental design and modelling to, for example, optimize new reactors for air purification, integrate sensors in air purification strategies, or similar research in the broad domain.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the research group Sustainable Energy, Air and Water Technology.
  • You compete for a doctoral grant in the field of combined air purification technologies


  • You hold a Master degree in bioscience engineering, chemical engineering (catalysis) or environmental engineering, or you will have obtained it by the time you start working.
  • Candidates must be holder of a diploma at least equivalent to a master's degree following a bachelor's degree and awarded by the competent institutions in one of the countries of the European Economic Area or Switzerland
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision .
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies .
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You can preferably demonstrate interest in computational modelling

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of one year. During this period you compete for an external doctoral grant under the supervision of the promoters of the research project.
  • The planned start date is as soon as possible.
  • 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 do most of your work at Groenenborger campus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here .

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform until 15 November 2020. 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.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to . If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact

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