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Postdoc Position Electrochemistry and Data Analysis

  • University of Antwerp - Department of Bioscience Engineering
Antwerp, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: May 29, 2024
  • University of Antwerp - Department of Bioscience Engineering
Antwerp, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
Application Deadline: May 29, 2024

The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape.

A-Sense Lab at the Department of Bioscience Engineering in the Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerp (Belgium)is looking for a full-time (100%) postdoc position in electrochemistry and data analysis.

The overall goal of this postdoc position is the development of advanced data models to extract qualitative and quantitative information from electrochemical data. These data models will improve the state-of-the-art in (bio)electrochemical sensing, to make an impact in e.g. cancer diagnosis, on-site illicit drug or explosives sensing and infectious disease diagnostics. It is crucial that the information extracted from the electrochemical data is maximized to achieve high accuracies.

This postdoc position offers the unique opportunity to combine lab work with data analysis, to record novel datasets, and software development, to process and design novel data strategies using existing and novel datasets. Overall, this postdoc position will positively impact society by pushing electrochemical applications in health care and law enforcement to a higher level by making an impact in an underexplored, yet more crucial than ever, part of the technology.

POSITION:

  • You will carry out high-quality scientific research and develop novel electrochemical sensing strategies;

  • You will develop new research projects according to the strategic plan of the research group A-Sense Lab and you compete for externally funded research grants;

  • You will report on the results of your research and produce academic publications;

  • You will assist in ongoing research projects and the activities of the research group;

  • You will contribute to attracting national and international research funding;

  • You will assist in the supervision of PhD students and other team members;

  • You will participate in the provision of academic services: you will represent the research group both internally and externally;

  • You explore the market potential of your work.


PROFILE:

  • You hold a PhD in chemistry, chemical/bioscience engineering or physics, (or you will have obtained it by the time you start work);

  • You can submit outstanding academic results, with publications in high impact journals;

  • Expertise ?n electrochemical sensor development is a plus;

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • You have a creative and analytical mind;

  • In view of the international context, mastering of the English language (both oral and written) is mandatory.


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • We offer a postdoctoral scholarship for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal after positive evaluation;

  • The start date of the scholarship can be discussed;

  • You will do most of your work at Campus Groenenborger in a dynamic and stimulating working environment;

  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for postdoctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP);

  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting;

  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.


WANT TO APPLY:

  • Please send:

    1. A detailed CV (including honours, grades, skills, publications, …);

    2. Contact info of two references;

    3. A strong motivation letter and;

    4. A weblink to a short video introducing yourself before May 29, 2024.



  • Applications missing a weblink to a short video introducing yourself won’t be considered;

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure;

  • If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact: karolien.dewael@uantwerpen.be


The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.
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