Applications are invited for PhD position within the Department of Doctoral School of (Bioscience) Engineering at Ghent University in Belgium starting from September 1, 2017. International students are eligible to apply for this position.

The goal of the project is to improve the success rate of the embryo culture by providing a closer approximation of the environment that is found in nature, i.e. instead of a static culture in an oil covered drop of medium on a Petri dish.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Position is awarded within the department of Doctoral School of (Bioscience) Engineering.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility Criteria: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The desired background of the candidate is in the field of (Bio)Engineering or Physics with a specialisation in biotechnological, biomedical, micro and/or nano-fabrication, polymer processing, or other fields that provide the required insight in multidisciplinary research involving the manufacturing of small structures. The candidate must be willing to perform hands-on work with mammalian embryos. The necessary training is foreseen if this is not yet a skill of the candidate. The candidate should be eligible to enrol as a PhD candidate at the Faculty of engineering and architecture at Ghent University.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master (or equivalent) from a BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg) institution; holders of an equivalent foreign degree need to complete an admission procedure.

English Language Requirements: English is the main language and proficiency in written and spoken English is crucial.

Method of Application:

Please send a letter and your CV to prof. Jan Vanfleteren (e-mail : ) before July 1, 2017.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is July 1, 2017.

For more info, click: Scholarship Link