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Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)

The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology is an entrepreneurial research institute. A thousand scientists and technicians in 65 research groups conduct research in a wide range of life science domains. VIB’s main objective is to understand the mechanisms that are responsible for normal development such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, plant growth and development, and diseases such as cancer, inflammation, neurodegeneration and haemophilia. Established in 1996, VIB has research departments at four Flemish universities, in Ghent, Leuven, Antwerp, and Brussels.

VIB initiated its International PhD Program in 2005. Each year, VIB supports four candidates for a fully funded four-year PhD programme. VIB offers challenging interdisciplinary research projects with individual guidance and support. Candidates should hold a university degree, or satisfy equivalent requirements, which is sufficient to start a doctoral programme at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a five-year university degree or equivalent in life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology), physics, engineering, chemistry, or related fields. In general, this implies that the applicant has a master’s degree. Applicants, that have not yet received their degree at the time of the application deadline can also apply, but a final certificate of the degree is needed no later than two months after the application deadline. Medical students wishing to obtain a PhD degree can also apply after completion of their master’s degree exams. Deadline for applications is 30 June.

http://www.vib.be


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Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)

The Flemish Institute for Technological Research is an independent research centre, a crossroads of knowledge where the latest technologies and practical applications meet. VITO conducts customer-oriented contract research and develops innovative products and processes in the fields of energy, environment and materials, for both the public and the private sector. The central tenets of all projects are protecting the environment and encouraging sustainable use of energy and raw materials.

To support its strategic research, VITO offers a number of research positions for doctorate studies, under the guidance of a university supervisor and a co-supervisor at VITO. These positions are open to graduates educated to university level.

Each candidate can follow four consecutive twelve-month positions. The award of each of these positions rests upon a favourable report from the supervisor and a co-supervisor when the candidate appears before a VITO jury. Most of the work for the doctorate must be done at VITO, with some work being done at a university.

Applicants must meet the following profile:

  1. Holders a master’s degree
  2. Agricultural engineers, engineers in chemistry and agriculture industry and bio-engineers
  3. Civil engineers
  4. Chemists
  5. Veterinary doctors
  6. Doctors in medicine
  7. Industrial engineers

Applications must be written in Dutch or English and submitted to VITO. The final date for applications for the first position is announced in the call.

http://www.vito.be


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imec

Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of about 2,200 people includes almost 700 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2014, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 363 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be. Stay up to date about what’s happening at imec with the monthly imec magazine, available for tablets and smartphones (as an app for iOS and Android), or via the website www.imec.be/imecmagazine.


Scientific Strategic Research Centres

iMinds

iMinds is an independent research institute, founded by the Flemish government in 2004, to stimulate digital innovation. iMinds conducts both strategic and applied research, bringing together new technologies, societal challenges and questions from the business world in interdisciplinary research projects. Next to its 800+ top researchers at the Flemish universities, iMinds involves companies, research partners, governments and other non-profit organizations. In addition, iMinds guides starting entrepreneurs and companies in the realization of innovative, digital ideas.

http://www.iMinds.be


 
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