Belgium: Doctoral student in the area of Animal Welfare at University of Antwerp

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Job description

  • You prepare a doctorate thesis in the field of  the welfare of captive amphibians and reptiles;
  • You contribute to teaching and research in the department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Laboratory for Functional Morphology.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree  in Biology; Veterinary Medicine or Bioscience Engineering
  • You can submit outstanding academic results;
  • Also students in the final year of their degree can apply;
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the UA educational vision.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy(;
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, customer-oriented and cooperative;

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 November 1st 2013;
  • A gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.124,11 tot € 2.347,88;
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment.


  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date October 19th 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;
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from Ellen Huijer (TEL  03 265 31 45) or Robin Wynants (TEL 03 265 31 41);
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Raoul Van Damme (++32 3 265 22 81,
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