Belgium:PhD Scholarship in Organic Synthesis at University of Antwerp.

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Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Organic Synthesis. Your research project will deal with the development of new synthetic methodologies via homogeneous catalysis for the preparation of functionalized propargylic amines;
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the research group Organic Synthesis (ORSY) from the Department of Chemistry, faculty of Sciences;
  • You will apply for external funding of your project via Flemish funding bodies.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in Chemistry. The ideal candidate for this position should have excellent theoretical and experimental background in organic synthesis;
  • You can submit outstanding academic results;
  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply;
  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Eligible for a PhD in a Flemish University
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy ( );
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, customer-oriented and cooperative;
  • You can communicate well in English (written and spoken).


We offer

  • A doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • The start date of scholarship will be October 1st 2013, November 1st 2013, December 1st 2013 or January 1st 2014;
  • A monthly grant amount ranging from € 2.124,11 – € 2.265,67;
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment.



  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date August 11th 2013;
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel;
  • The interviews will take place from August 19th until September 13th 2013;
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from Robin Wynants (TEL 0032 3 265 31 41) or Ellen Huijer (TEL 0032 3 265 31 45);
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact prof. dr. ir. Kourosch ABBASPOUR TEHRANI, e-mail: kourosch.abbaspourtehrani(at) -TEL 0032 3 265 32 26.
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