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Ghent University

Postdoctoral assistant (21784) - Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering

2022-02-01
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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    →   Apply until 01/02/2022 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
    →   Department EA11 - Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 202112/EA11/DA/030

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.
  • You will be deployed in the field of advanced polymer processing for (bio) polymers and composites, ideally including additive manufacturing as processing technique and modelling as design tool for polymer production and optimization. You will also be involved in planning and coordinating of research and design of new experimental setups.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a doctoral degree (Doctor of Chemical Engineering Technology, Doctor of Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Doctor of Materials Engineering or an equivalent degree).  For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have already conducted extensive research within the field of advanced polymer processing for (bio)polymers and composites, ideally including additive manufacturing as processing technique and modelling as design tool for polymer production and optimization.
  • You have experience with techniques and equipment for characterization and processing of polymers and composites.
  • You have excellent qualities as a supervisor and promoter of master's thesis students.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
  • You have a high level of relevant scientific publications in (inter)national scientific journals that are widely distributed and that call upon experts for the evaluation of the submitted manuscripts. Publications with a high technical content are also important.
  • You have organizational talent.
  • Experience in acquiring research funding is recommended.
  • In particular, you are expected to help further strengthen the Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies (CPMT) to ensure the centre's leadership role as well as contribute to its synergies. This will be done by bridging the gap between advanced experimental characterization and multiscale modeling of polymer solution / melt flow and rheology, with an emphasis on extrusion and injection molding equipment on both pilot and industrial scale, as well as for extrusion-based additive manufacturing techniques and sustainable use of materials. This also include that you are competent and driven to support various ongoing research, with an eye for valorization in industrial applications.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term.
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply.
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term Your appointment will start on 1 March 2022 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en). For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required.

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Ludwig Cardon (ludwig.cardon@ugent.be, +32 9 3310391).

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ.

Informatie over de vacature

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Postdoctoral assistant (21784) - Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
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Locatie
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Gent, België
Gepubliceerd
2021-12-20
Uiterste sollicitatiedatum
2022-02-01
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