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20 Июн

Freigeist Fellowships for International Researchers in Germany, 2017

Freigeist Fellowships for International Researchers in Germany, 2017

Volkswagen Foundation is offering fellowship for international young researchers in all disciplines. Ten to fifteen fellowships for researchers will be awarded per year.The Freigeist funding initiative provides an opportunity for outstandingly qualified, creative and independent early career researchers to conduct their own research. It aims to encourage exceptional research personalities to embark on visionary, risk-taking research projects at the intersections between established fields of research.

The ‘Freigeist’ initiative builds upon the previous funding scheme for junior research groups and the Dilthey- and Schumpeter Fellowships which were terminated recently.

Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).

Course Level: The fellowship is available for pursuing research programme at the university or research institution in Germany.

Study Subject(s): The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is deliberately open to all disciplines and topics.

Scholarship Award: Ten to fifteen Fellowships will be awarded per year. The initial funding period is five years; depending on the field of research and career experience, projects in a total amount of up to 1,000,000 Euro can be applied for:

  • The Fellow’s position (salary scale TV-L 14, comparable to similar junior research group leaders)
  • Positions for scientific personnel (doctoral students, PostDocs)
  • Non-personnel costs relevant to the project (e. g. consumables, travel expenses, equipment)
  • Important:
  • The Foundations does not grant any overheads.
  • In case the maximum amount of funding has not been fully taken up with the initial application, additional funds (so called modules) can be applied for during the course of the Fellowship to provide flexible support (e. g. for personnel, resources, sojourns abroad, cooperation measures, translations, workshops, stays at institutions representing other research fields). Applications for these modules should be submitted – if possible – within the context of annual reporting on the funded project.
  • A second funding period of up to three years may be provided. This requires a positive evaluation (by the Foundation), generally at the end of the fourth year, and a clear perspective for a permanent position for the Fellow at the host institution. The maximum funding for this second period amounts up to 400,000 Euro.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Anyone can apply who identifies with the goals of a ‘Freigeist’ Fellowship and whose proposed research project fits in with the aims pursued by the Freigeist initiative. Candidates must, however, conform to the following conditions:

  • Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).
  • The Fellowship must from the outset be integrated within a university or an extra-mural research institution in Germany.
  • Candidates must already have changed their academic environment and moved to a new location – at the latest when starting the Fellowship. A return to the working context of the doctorate will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances.
  • A previously completed research sojourn abroad, at the latest integrated in the proposed research project.

Nationality: The funding scheme is open to early-stage researchers of all nationalities.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Fellowship

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online via the Electronic Application System of the Volkswagen Foundation. Instructions are found online. At the end of this “Information for Applicants” there is a checklist for documents to be submitted with their application.

Online Application

Application Deadline:  The next deadlines for applications is October 12, 2017.

20 Июн

TECNIOspring PLUS, ACCIÓ’s fellowship programme,


TECNIOspring PLUS, ACCIÓ’s fellowship programme, provides financial support to individual mobility proposals presented by experienced researchers in liaison with a host entity. Fellows are offered 2-year employment contracts in order to develop applied research projects at the host entity of their choice.

TECNIOspring PLUS is an international mobility fellowship programme that offers experienced researchers the possibility to develop their research career in any R&D entity around the world.

Participants: entities and researchers

TECNIOspring PLUS proposals are submitted by a Catalan host entity, together with an experienced researcher.

  • Catalan host organisations may be companies located in Catalonia with 5 or more employees, or TECNIO entities accredited by the Government of Catalonia through ACCIÓ.
  • Experienced researchers are researchers of any nationality that have a PhD or four to eight years of full-time equivalent research experience. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of applications. Exceptions will be made for candidates with justified career breaks

Applicants should complete and submit the Application Form, attached with the CV of the Researcher and the Project description in accordance with the available templates.


The programme offers experienced researchers two types of fellowships:

  • Incoming: 2-year contract in a Catalan company or a TECNIO entity
  • Outgoing + return: 1-year contract in a research/technology centre or R&D department of a company located outside Spain, and 1-year contract in Catalonia or a TECNIO entity afterwards.

Programme benefits

Experienced researchers will benefit from 2-year employment contracts including:

  • Salary costs (with full social security coverage): Incoming: 58.500 € per year. Outgoing + return: 46.200 € per year x correction factor during the stay abroad.
  • Research costs: Up to 8.640 € per year.
  • Mobility costs: Up to 960 € per year.

The programme offers a selection of activities aimed to complete the researchers’ career development:

  • Top-notch tech transfer training, including entrepreneurship training
  • Secondments and short visits
  • Participation in public engagement activities
  • Networking activities within the fellows’ community

For further information consult the Guide for Applicants

Host organisations offer experienced researchers the possibility to develop a research project within their area of interest. At the same time, experienced researchers may suggest a project of their interest to the organisations in order to prepare the proposal. Interested candidates may search for research positions here.

TECNIOspring PLUS call for proposals 2017

  • Call opening: June 2017
  • Call deadline: 14th September 2017
  • Evaluation process: September 2017 to January 2018
  • Start of fellowships: February 2018
  • Application deadline: Jul 31
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • https://academicpositions.eu/ad/accio-government-of-catalonia/2017/tecniospring-plus-fellowship-programme/101509
20 Июн

PhD Studentship: Engineering Ultra high power Plasmonic Sources for 6th Generation (6G) Terahertz Mobile Communications

  •  Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
 Project Description
While the 5th Generation of mobile communications (5G) are currently being standardised by the industry it is expected that 6th Generation (6G) mobile communication networks will be required to support Tbps data rates. The only feasible way to achieve this is to use up to one thousand times or more of the spectrum that is being allocated for 5G. This is available in the so called Terahertz frequencies and the most fundamental challenge in the use of this spectrum is our current inability to achieve output powers from terahertz sources which make them suitable for 6G mobile communications. A global race is therefore currently ongoing internationally to research and engineer disruptive nano-scale technologies to produce novel Terahertz sources.One of the most promising lines of research is the use of plasmonic sources to generate electromagnetic waves in the terahertz frequency range. The typical plasma frequencies of most materials are in the optical range, however, photonic man-made nano-structures can be made with tunable plasmon frequency.

The aim of this project is to perform: a rigorous study of the state-of-the-art in terahertz radiation sources, research into synthetic graphene based nano-structures, to undertake the design and validation of such sources, experimentation (in collaborations with nanoGUNE) of the developed terahertz sources to validate theoretical and computational findings, and to move research forward in actual fabrication and future applications.

Specific Requirements:
• 1st Degree (and preferably MSc) in electrical engineering or physics with proven affinity for mathematical modelling and complex simulations/scientific computing.
• Proven experience with complex simulation codes using C, C++
• Familiarity with high performance computing (desirable).
• Excellent scientific problem solving skills.

Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/apply) and clearly state the title of the studentship on your application.

Contact for informal enquiries and a full project description: Prof Maziar Nekovee, http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/410738

Funding Notes

The Scholarship includes a three year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,553 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the scholarship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate any overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees


18 Июн

Postdoc in polymer technology, focus material mechanics simulation

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Chemical Science and Engineering includes the areas Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Fibre and Polymer Technology. It encompasses both fundamental and applied Chemical sciences and seeks sustainable development through scientific excellence. Many research activities are interdisciplinary across the borders from Chemistry to Materials science, Environmental science, Biochemistry, Biology and Medicine. The School offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry, Degree Programs in Engineering Chemistry, Technical Preparatory Year and three international master programs: Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment, Macromolecular Materials and Molecular Science and Engineering. We also cooperate with the master programs Energy and Environment, Materials Design and Biotechnology.

The position is in the polymer technology group at the department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, with a very close collaboration with KTH Solid Mechanics.

Job description

A postdoc-position is available in the project ”Engineering 3D printed and knitted degradable scaffolds” financed by Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

We will in this project design porous, three-dimensional degradable scaffolds for soft tissue engineering. The scaffolds should combine pliability with mechanical rigidity with the aid of for example 3D printing.

The aim for this part in the project is to use the information we have around the possibilities and limitation of the processes, combine it with the properties of the tissue and three-dimensional scaffolds. The design process will integrate a biomechanical assessment of scaffolds using Representative Volume Element (RVE) simulations of the individual 3D designs. Specifically, such assessment aims at predicting macroscopic properties of 3D scaffolds to design biomechanics-compatible tissue implants. Material mechanics simulations will also cover the extrusion process of the polymer during the printing process.

Project home page: https://www.kth.se/che/divisions/polymer-technology/research/research-projects/assoc-prof-anna-fi/engineering-3d-printed-and-knitted-degradable-scaffolds-1.702318

The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.


A suitable academic background would be a PhD in simulation-based engineering, specialty within material mechanics simulation, computational biomechanics is an asset.

Since the position is directed toward numerical simulation, the candidate need to have good knowledge in scientific computing concepts like the Finite Element method (FEM), Computations Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the like, as well as in available software like ANSYS, ABAQUS, COMSOL, etc.

The project is dependent upon collaboration between different groups and the applicant should therefore like to collaborate as well as possess the ability to work independently. The applicant needs to be instigating, actuating and strongly motivated to develop new materials for medical applications.

The applicant should have excellent skills in the English language, both spoken and written.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webpage.


Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Application shall include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts from university/university College
  • Brief description of why the applicant is interested in the position.
  • Contact information for a couple of references.


We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: K-2017-0444

  1. Anna Finne Wistrand / Associate Professor, annaf@kth.se, +46 8 790 8924

Published: 2017-06-13
Last application date: 2017-08-07


18 Июн

Two PhD students and one Postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry / physical chemistry

Two PhD students and one Postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry / physical chemistry

Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary)
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.

Westenhoff’s research group, where this position is placed, has the goal to uncover structural dynamics of proteins and chemical reactions. The research is placed at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics. We develop new methods based on infrared spectroscopy and time-resolved X-ray scattering to achieve this goal.

We are now looking to hire two PhD students and one Postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry/Physical Chemistry.

Two PhD studentsWe are looking for a doctoral student within Westenhoff¨s ERC projekt ”MolStrucDyn”. The objectives of the project are to determine structural changes on femtosecond time scales in solution-state chemistry and in photosensor proteins. We plan use ultrashort X-ray pulses from free electron laser sources to reach these goals.

You are expected to be involved in all steps of the project, i.e. to prepare and to perform experiments and to analyse and to publish the data. The choice of sub-project within the ERC project is flexible and will be adjusted to the successful candidate’s interest and experiences.

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:
A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she: 1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding programme of relevance to the planned third-cycle programme, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

For further information regarding the position
Please contact Sebastian Westenhoff, professor, westenho@chem.gu.se, 0766183936 for specific questions regarding the position.
Göran Hilmersson, Head of Department +46 (0) 31-786 9022, hilmers@chem.gu.se
Martin Billeter, Director of third cycle education, +46(0) 31-786 3925, martin.billeter@gu.se
Helena Bergkvist, Human Resources Administrator +46 (0) 31-786 9116, helena.bergkvist@gu.se

Closing date 2017-07-06

 Postdoctorial fellow in biochemistry / physical chemistry

The job assignments may consist of:

  • Investigation into femto- and picosecond structural dynamics of small photochemicals by time-resolved WAXS at X-ray free electron laser sources.
  • Simulation of the experiment, in particular a proof-of-principle study of correlation fluctuation WAXS for chemical reaction dynamics.
  • Structural analysis of the experimental data by computational modelling.

In the project you will record and analyze time-resolved X-ray scattering data from free electron laser facilities, which report on the structural dynamics of chemical reactions.

To qualify as a postdoctoral fellow, the applicant must have completed a Swedish doctoral degree or must have a foreign degree corresponding to a Swedish doctoral degree.
Preference will be given to candidates who have been awarded the degree no more than three years before the application deadline and who have not held a post-doc position within the same or similar subject area at the University of Gothenburg for more than one year. Applicants with a degree obtained earlier than the stipulated three years may be preferred if special reasons exists. Special reasons in this context include, but are not limited to, leave due to illness and parental leave.

For further information:
Regarding the position please contact:
Sebastian Westenhoff, professor, westenho@chem.gu.se, 0766183936
Göran Hilmersson, Head of Department +46 (0) 31-786 9022, hilmers@chem.gu.se
Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Ann Svensson, Human Resources Officer +46 (0) 31-786 2558, ann.svensson@cmb.gu.se

Closing date: 2017-08-01

How to applyIn order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.


18 Июн

Postdoc in Neuronic 4 days ago | Closing on Jul

Postdoc in Neuronic

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Technology and Health is located in Flemingsberg and Solna. Our programs in Bachelor of Science in Engineering cover subjects, like Computer-, Electrical and Medical Engineering. We are also responsible for a programme in Master of Science in Engineering, Medical Engineering. In addition, we offer masterprogrammes and doctoral studies (PhD) in Technology and Health and Applied Medical Technology. Our research is multidisciplinary and spans the field of Technology and Medicine, in a broad sense, which includes technical and organizational research. The focus of research is on Medical Technology, Logistics, Design and Ergonomics that restrict and prevent injury and promote health. The School of Technology and Health has 175 employees and an annual revenue of SEK 200 million.

Job description

The candidate will be working in the Unit of Neuronic Engineering. Neuronic engineering is a combination of the medical term neurotrauma and the technical word mechanics, which means an interdisciplinary field focusing on injury prevention of the central nervous system. The research of this position is on head and neck injury mechanisms and prevention through refinement and further development of the existing human body numerical models developed in the group.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or soon receive one in a relevant scientific field. Ph.D. degree should not be older than three years. Experiences of finite element (FE) analysis and injury biomechanics are required. The successful candidate is expected to have independent research abilities with strong research interest, as evidenced by first-author publication(s), self-motivation, and the ability to work independently. Good ability to use english in both written and oral form is required.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.


Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 1 page)
  • Letter of recommendation and contact information for three references

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).


We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.
Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Enligt överenskommelse
Salary: Månadslön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Flemingsberg
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: H-2017-0259
Contact: Professor Svein Kleiven, 08-7906448

Published: 2017-06-13
Last application date: 2017-07-26


Closing on July26
18 Июн

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bio-NanoSciences

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bio-NanoSciences

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join the research work on Bio-NanoSciences.

Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher will be to carry out research on a cross-disciplinary field bridging the gap over clean room based nanosciences and biorelated organic structure studies. Examples of possible research trends are to use organic bio-molecules combined with various photonic nanostructures, combine biomimetic compounds to functional nanosystems, develop materials and devices for bioimaging and biodiagnostic applications or synthesize organic entities for a particular microsensing purpose. We do not look for microfluidistics solutions. You’ll get to conduct high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the research groups by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and Doctoral students.

This research position will be jointly supported by five research groups (i.e. the Micro and Quantum Systems group, the Photonics group, the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group, the Electron Physics Group, and the Optoelectronics group at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering). All five research groups are located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Nordics.

Professor Ilkka Tittonen leads the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which investigates quantum optics, nanofabrication methods, quantum theory on semiconductors, organic light-active molecules and thermoelectrics. Professor Zhipei Sun leads the Photonics group, which currently focuses on bringing various bio-functional molecules with different nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, 2D materials) for photonics and optoelectronic applications. Professor Harri Lipsanen leads the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials group, which studies the fabrication, processing and characterization of various nanomaterials (e.g. graphene and other 2D materials, plasmonic materials, thin functional films and compound semiconductor nanowires) for applications in nanoelectronics and photonics. Professor Hele Savin leads the Electron Physics Group, which focuses research on semiconductor materials and device physics with current emphasis on photovoltaic and imaging applications. Professor Markku Sopanen leads the Optoelectronics group, which focuses on epitaxial growth of optoelectronic devices, novel device structures and biomedical applications of metallic nanostructures.


  • PhD degree in biosciences, physics, nanosciences or material sciences is favorable for the position
  • Proven track record in major scientific research
  • Excellent knowledge of biophotonics or some other field that combines nanosciences and biology
  • Good command of English is necessary

Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1–3 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is after the summer 2017, but is negotiable.

Apply through the «Apply for this job» link below and include the following attachments:

  • Application cover letter
  • Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades and Certificate of Doctoral degree
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted
  • Research statement describing past research and plans for future research
  • References

Deadline for applications is August 14, 2017 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Professors Ilkka Tittonen, Zhipei Sun, Harri Lipsanen, Hele Savin, and Markku Sopanen. For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Secretary Akseli Kohtamaki. All e-mails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors.

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

Application deadline: Aug 14


18 Июн

Scientific collaborator (m/f) — 2 years

Scientific collaborator (m/f) — 2 years


As a scientific collaborator, you will contribute to the research in fusion material and to the program for ITER and DEMO, aimed at characterization of the neutron irradiation effects in high heat flux materials and materials for high temperature applications.

More specifically, your function consists in the following:

  • carry out microstructural characterization of, by means of transmission electron and scanning electron microscope (with EBSD and EDX analyses), baseline and advanced fusion materials as well as new composites for DEMO applications;
  • contribute to and get the scientific publications and reports ready on your own;
  • follow-up of mechanical tests (including high temperature tests), carrying out of advanced data analysis of mechanical tests on fusion materials exposed to various fusion contexts (neutron irradiation, high temperature, thermal shock, ion irradiation…);
  • carry out advanced characterization of materials: thermal desorption spectroscopy, nano-indentation, nuclear reaction-analysis and X-ray spectroscopy;
  • assist in guiding Master and PhD students in the field of fusion. Initiate and monitor a Master’s thesis, support the collaboration with external partners including the exchanges of staff/students and use of partners’ facilities;
  • help maintaining contacts with existing and potential customers for running and future projects in relation to fusion research.


  • Master’s degree in Engineering or PhD in Science or Applied Sciences, preferably in materials science;
  • experience in experimental research on fusion materials for the first wall is essential;
  • expertise in microstructural or mechanical research on fusion materials is an important asset;
  • scientific publications (A1) related to the study of fusion materials or the study of tungsten based materials are required;
  • knowledge of radiation protection is a strong added value;
  • being prepared to work in controlled areas;
  • organizational awareness and good writing skills;
  • being able to work independently and project-based within an international frame;
  • being enthusiastic and company-oriented;
  • good knowledge of office tools;
  • fluent in English, knowledge of French and Dutch is an asset.


  • A challenging and varied job
  • Opportunities for self-development in an absorbing, international research environment
  • Extensive training opportunities within and outside your area of expertise
  • An attractive remuneration package with non-statutory benefits
  • Hospital and group insurance
  • Luncheon Vouchers
  • Travel expenses
  • Study and documentation expenses
  • Medical benefits (annual check-up, flu vaccination, etc.)
  • Housing (more info)
  • Social activities (for example Saint Nicholas celebration, etc.)
  • Social funds issuing premiums for marriage, birth, etc.

Optimum work/leisure time coordination

  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for reduced working hours
  • Teleworking opportunities
  • Sports and leisure facilities

Attractive working environment

  • Located in wooded area nearby a lake with swimming facilities
  • Flexible office in our Brussels offices
  • Comfortable canteen and Lakehouse hotel/restaurant
  • Up-to-date IT and teleconferencing facilities
  • Knowledge centre with extensive library

Easily accessible

  • Traffic jam free environment
  • Carpooling system
  • Good public transport connections
  • Within cycling distance of the station
  • Bus and taxi services to and from the station
  • Extensive support at the start of employment
  • Mentorship
  • Introductory brochure
  • Supervision plan


Send your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae via https://jbpcks.com/SCK302

Should you have any questions, please contact

Verbruggen Véronique

+32 (0)14 33 25 79

Application deadline: Jul 09


18 Июн

Postdoctoral researcher: project atomic resolution electron tomography.

Postdoctoral researcher: project atomic resolution electron tomography.

The EMAT (https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/emat/) and Vision Lab (http://visielab.uantwerpen.be) research groups at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join a research project on atomic resolution electron tomography. This project is partially connected to an ERC research grant (http://ematweb.uantwerpen.be/colouratoms/index.html) and strategic funding from iMinds/imec.

Job description

You will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Develop different algorithms and software packages to align and reconstruction tilt series acquired by HAADF-STEM, STEM-EDX or STEM-EELS.
  • Interpret the reconstructions to solve materials science problems in the field of nanophysics.
  • Disseminate results at international conferences and in high IF peer reviewed journals.
  • Effectively share your knowledge with other (internal and external) team members.
  • Supervise student projects.

Your profile:

  • PhD in Physics.
  • Experience on scientific programming is required.
  • Experience on electron tomography and/or computation imaging is preferred.
  • Excellent experimental, computational and organizational skills.
  • A good command of the English language is required with excellent writing and communication skills.
  • A proven track record of achievements (talks, papers, projects,…).

We offer:

  • an exciting project in which we will aim to go beyond the state-of-the-art;
  • a stimulating, high tech, and multidisciplinary research environment;
  • a laboratory equipped with state of the art instrumentation, including 2 aberration corrected TEM instruments;
  • the ability to participate in international workshops and conferences;
  • a competitive salary, suiting the complexity of the research.

Project terms:

Enrolment will start as soon as possible. The candidate will be appointed for an initial period of one year and can be prolonged depending on performance.

Information and application:

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. L. Covaci, Lucian.Covaci@uantwerpen.be  University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium.

How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 15 August 2017. Please include your Curriculum Vitae , the names of two professional referees, a summary of your PhD thesis and a cover letter stating your motivation

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

Application deadline: Aug 15


16 Июн

PhD position in Combinatorial Chemistry: the development of peptide macrocycle therapeutics using phage display and other combinatorial methods

PhD position in Combinatorial Chemistry: the development of peptide macrocycle therapeutics using phage display and other combinatorial methods

Project Description

A PhD position is available in the group of Prof. Christian Heinis at the EPFL in Lausanne (http://isic.epfl.ch/lppt). The primary focus of the research group is the development of peptide macrocycle therapeutics using phage display and other combinatorial methods.The goal of the PhD project is to develop peptide macrocycles to challenging protein targets to which no small molecule ligands could be generated to date. The PhD student will develop strategies to synthesize and screen large combinatorial libraries of macrocycles. The student will apply the methods to generate ligands to important therapeutic targets such as TNFa, IL-17 and PD-1. The techniques used in the project include chemical reaction development, automated peptide synthesis, high-throughput screening, characterization of ligands and biological evaluation.

Applicants need to be highly motivated and able to lead a project independently. They should have an education in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related subject. Entrance date: July 2017 — June 2018

To apply for the positions, please send a letter of motivation, a CV and a list of references to Prof. Christian Heinis ().

Funding Notes

The PhD project is fully funded. Annual salary: Around 50,000 Euro


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