Doctoral Scholarship in Medicine

University of Antwerp Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department: Translational Neurosciences
Regime Full-time

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The Department of Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of Medicine.

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis. The topic concerns keratoconus, an eye disease that gradually deforms the cornea, leading to a rapid loss in visual quality. Early detection and follow-up of this disease is very import as it permits a quick therapeutical intervention. Recently, our lab developed new computational methods to monitor the structural changes in the cornea and to provide the best possible optical correction. This project aims to expand on these methods and apply them to previously collected patient data and improve the prospects of these patients.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for Department of Ophthalmology.

Profile

  • You hold a Master degree in Physics (Optics)/ Optical Engineering/ Optometry, or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have a curious, motivated, and independent mindset.
  • You have programming experience (preferably in Matlab). Familiarity with Ophthalmology, Physiological Optics and/or Biomechanics are a plus.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed once for another two-year period.
  • The planned start date is 1 September 2022, or as soon as possible after that date. September
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 30 May 2022 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter, your academic CV, and a copy of your diplomas and grade lists (if available).
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof Jos Rozema (jos.rozema@uantwerpen.be).

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