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PhD position Sustainable Organic Chemistry (Organic Synthesis/Green Chemistry)

ABG-120284 Thesis topic
2024-02-14 Public funding alone (i.e. government, region, European, international organization research grant)
University of Antwerp
Antwerpen - Belgium
PhD position Sustainable Organic Chemistry (Organic Synthesis/Green Chemistry)
  • Chemistry
Organic Synthesis, Green Chemistry

Topic description

You will be working towards your PhD degree in the Maes group of the division Organic Synthesis (ORSY) of the Department of Chemistry. The Maes group is a partner in the Centre of Excellence CASCH and the Valorization Platform InSusChem of the University of Antwerp. Your research project will deal with the development of new synthetic methodologies to transform biorenewable platform molecules into a novel generation of flame retardants. This research fits in the framework of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) Bioeconomy project LIBRA.

 As a holder of a master diploma with a very good theoretical and practical knowledge of organic synthetic chemistry you will investigate the development of synthetic routes towards novel biobased flame retardants.  

Starting date

2024-09-01

Funding category

Public funding alone (i.e. government, region, European, international organization research grant)

Funding further details

Presentation of host institution and host laboratory

University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium) is an autonomous and pluralistic institution, supporting a democratic and multicultural society, and is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Antwerp is a young dynamic academic institution for internationally recognized, innovative and pioneering research. Special attention is given to the training of students, and to the innovation of teaching programs.  

 

Candidate's profile

The ideal candidate for the position holds a master degree in chemistry or master degree in bioscience engineering (option chemistry) with hands-on experience in analytical separation techniques, mass spectrometry, preparative purification techniques, and structural characterization of organic molecules. The ability to work in a team as well as good communication/writing skills and a good mastery of the English language are required. Interest in multidisciplinary research is an advantage. 

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