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Postdoctoral researcher (14625) - Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

Postdoctoral researcher (14625) - Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry


→ Apply before 31/03/2020 23:59 (Brussels Time)
→ Faculty of Sciences
→ Department: WE07 - Organische en Macromoleculaire Chemie
→ Occupancy rate: 100%
→ Number of positions: 1.00
→ Type of employment: Contract of unlimited duration with clause
→ Term of assignment: 18 months
→ Wage scale: PD1 to PD4 (doctoral degree)
→ Required diploma: PhD


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, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • Within the Polymer Chemistry Research Group of UGent, you will work on the synthesis, characterization and valorization of dynamic polymer materials, more specifically covalent adaptable networks, aimed for the preparation of recyclable thermoset materials in the area of composites and reversible adhesives.
  • You are expected to do lab work yourself (at least 50% of the allocated time) and to follow-up several scientific projects, the main one being the project ReSet (Moonshot) on recyclable thermosets.
  • You will guide other scientific coworkers of the PCR-group.
  • You will regularly be involved in reporting and article writing, and will be asked to give support to potential patent applications.

  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate in polymer chemistry (obtained max. 6 years ago. This term of 6 years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma), supported by a significant track record of peer-reviewed publications in high impact polymer and general chemistry journals.
  • You have interest in scientific and project based research, more specifically in the area of polymer chemistry and polymer material research.
  • Applicants must be very well acquainted with the molecular characterization of novel small organic molecules and polymers.
  • Apart from scientific qualifications, we seek highly motivated and self-learning candidates with excellent communication and writing skills in English.
  • Guidance and mentorship of undergraduate and/or PhD students as well as good interpersonal and collaborative skills are required.
  • Track record of regular active participation to international scientific conferences.
  • Track record of guiding other researchers in polymer chemistry related topics.

  • We offer you a contract with a maximum term of 18 months 1
  • Your contract will start on 1/05/2020 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale PD1. Click here for 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, 35 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, a bicycle allowance and eco vouchers.. Click here for a complete overview of all the staffbenefits (in Dutch).

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

    Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘CV’: your CV and an overview of your study results (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 “other documents”: reference letter if available
  • 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.


    For more information about this vacancy, please contact Veerle Van de Velde (, +3292644473) for administrative issues or Prof. Du Prez for scientific matters ( Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.

    Postdoctoral researcher (14625) - Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

    Ghent University, Brussels
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    Permanent contract
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