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42 PhD Degree-Fully Funded at Ghent University, Belgium

Ghent University, Belgium invites online Application for number of  Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Ghent University, Belgium.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.

 

(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD in Artificial Intelligence for energy applications

Our research group currently is involved in research projects in the energy domain, including mostly smart grid applications. The focus of our AI4E team in these projects is on data analytics, as well as coordination algorithms for, e.g., demand response. A major objective of the applications we want to support is to accommodate large penetration of renewable sources (wind mills, solar panels, etc.) without requiring excessive investments in the power grid infrastructure. This involves characterizing and eventually predicting both power generation (from renewables) and consumption behavior (and its flexibility, e.g., what portion thereof can be shifted in time), using data analytics techniques, constructing generative models, applying machine learning, etc. The next step is to actively control power consumption, e.g., by developing algorithms for energy management systems (to steer power consumption and/or decide what to use local production for, e.g., push into the grid or local storage).

Deadline : Dec 31, 2022 

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(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the study of the impact of cell death on different stem cell niches in the skin, using mouse models of skin inflammation, wound healing and tumour formation in combination with cell-based assays on cells of human and mouse origin. Stem cells are fundamental mediators of tissue biology. In this project, we will make use of advanced confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, mouse transgenesis, CRISPR-Cas9 genome-wide screening approaches and spatial transcriptomics to understand how cell death affects the behaviour of neighbouring stem cells in the skin.

Deadline : Oct 03, 2022 

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(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

The offered PhD position is embedded in the BOF-GOA project SOFTRESET (Soft and Flexible Technology for Responsive Epileptic Seizure Treatment), funded by Ghent University with 1.6 million Euros. This project aims to develop technology for targeted therapy of focal epilepsy based on the therapeutic effects of deep brain stimulation using innovative soft probes for both the recording of the epileptic brain region and its optical stimulation.

Deadline : Sep 30, 2022

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(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in the CANOPI project – Upscaling/Remote-Sensing work package

Given the rapid changes in climate, immense shifts in forest composition, functioning and carbon balance are expected in tropical forests in central Africa. However, no studies have confirmed this worrisome trend using ground-based data, keeping central Africa a particularly understudied region despite its overwhelming size. Whether tropical forests in central Africa will be sensitive to drier conditions –because they are already limited by water availability– or resistant –because they are adapted to seasonal drought– is the ambitious challenge CANOPI aims to tackle (https://www.canopi.uliege.be/).

Deadline : Sep 01, 2022

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(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

You will join an international project called VALAWAI (short for Value-Aware AI) studying consciousness, values and AI. “Value-aware AI” is AI that includes a component performing the same function as human moral consciousness: a system that helps decide whether or not certain actions are morally acceptable. This system will be based on the Global Neuronal Workspace model developed on the basis of neurophysiological evidence and psychological data [2]. At Ghent University we will look at how social robots can become value-aware and how people respond to social robots that have have some level of consciousness.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022

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(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Research in our lab is focused on the functional characterization of the molecular mechanisms that control T cell development in human (Park et al., Science 2020, Lavaert et al., Immunity 2020; Roels et al., Nature Immunology 2020) and the lab is part of the Thymus human cell atlas consortium that is funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in which single cell multi-omics and spatial transcriptomics approaches are used to unravel this at the highest resolution. Successful candidates will analyze and integrate these various genomic datasets (scRNAseq, scATACseq, CITEseq, Visium, …) and implement novel computational pipelines to unlock novel insights into the mechanisms that mediate human T cell development and that will be functionally validated by wet-lab scientist.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022

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(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

The omnipresence of sensors causes an explosive growth of data that offers the potential for a revolutionary transformation in the health care sector. As biomedical monitoring devices are becoming more widespread, continuous measurements of critical biomarkers can be collected for the purpose of screening, medical diagnosis and prediction of disease progression. The availability of this time series data makes it possible to develop new systems, such as wearables, that can extract insights from data and transform them into actionable knowledge.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022 

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(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

We are recruiting one full-time PhD student with an interest in applying network theory and agent based modeling for the FWO research project “Interdependencies of Serial and Co-Offending Networks in Space and Time”.
You will be expected to complete a PhD study on the topic of “Interdependencies of Serial and Co-Offending Networks in Space and Time”. The main goal is to develop an understanding of how serial and co-offending behaviors are interdependent in space and time. To do so, you will apply network theory and agent based modeling on an integrated dataset of police recorded crime data and forensic biometric data. You will take primary responsibility for the scientific preparation, follow-up, implementation, and completion of this project. This includes the collection, processing, and analysis of police recorded crime data and forensic biometric data, as well as presenting intermediate results at international conferences and publishing findings in academic journals.

Deadline :Aug 31, 2022 

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(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Research in our lab is focused on the functional characterization of the molecular mechanisms that control T cell development in human in health and disease (Park et al., Science 2020, Lavaert et al., Immunity 2020; Roels et al., Nature Immunology 2020). Using human primary hematopoietic stem cells and thymocytes, successful candidates will apply state-of-the-art molecular and cell culture approaches to study the role of a particular transcription factor, GATA3 (Taghon et al., Nat. Immunology 2007); Van de Walle et al., Nature Communications 2016), in the development of normal and leukemic T cell development. Techniques include RNAseq, ChIPseq, ATACseq, in vitro cell cultures for pluripotent and hematopoietic stem cell differentiation (Dolens and Taghon, Nature Methods 2017), retro- and lentiviral perturbation experiments for gain- and loss-of-function studies, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene-editing in human primary cells and single cell multi-omics. In addition, mouse models will be used to study the molecular mechanisms of oncogenic transformation.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022

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(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Description of post: The Design group of the Ghent University-imec IDLab research group is currently looking for several new PhD and post-doc researchers. The Design team is internationally recognized as a leading research group on high-speed and high-frequency integrated circuits for next-generation communications systems. At this moment, the Design group is for example active in nine European projects, one ESA project and in direct research contracts with world-leading industry partners. These collaborations form the perfect basis for high-level and industry-relevant research in an environment with expert peers and top-notch test and measurement equipment. The main research lines focus on wired (fiber-optic, radio-over-fiber), wireless (5G, mmWave) and instrumentation for which custom CMOS or SiGe BiCMOS chips are developed and integrated in system demonstrators.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022

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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Description of post: The Design group of the Ghent University-imec IDLab research group is currently looking for several new PhD and post-doc researchers. The Design team is internationally recognized as a leading research group on high-speed and high-frequency integrated circuits for next-generation communications systems. At this moment, the Design group is for example active in nine European projects, one ESA project and in direct research contracts with world-leading industry partners. These collaborations form the perfect basis for high-level and industry-relevant research in an environment with expert peers and top-notch test and measurement equipment. The main research lines focus on wired (fiber-optic, radio-over-fiber), wireless (5G, mmWave) and instrumentation for which custom CMOS or SiGe BiCMOS chips are developed and integrated in system demonstrators.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022

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(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

The research team ‘energy law’ of the University of Ghent consists of 11 researchers, including 4 PhD students, and is led by prof. dr. Frederik Vandendriessche. In addition to the PhD students, the research team includes a number of part-time project staff and voluntary staff. Our research activities include offshore wind energy, demand side management, local energy communities, energy efficiency of buildings, heat networks…

Deadline : Aug 21, 2022

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(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

About CAVElab – Our lab studies vegetation dynamics, carbon and water cycling of terrestrial ecosystems. CAVElab has a strong focus on tropical forests, but a broad interest in all types of terrestrial ecosystems, including projects on temperate forests, drylands and urban ecosystems. Process-based vegetation modelling and 3D forest reconstructions are our core research tools, the questions arising from the modelling work require dedicated fieldwork activities.

Deadline : Aug 20, 2022 

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(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Our research group works on modelling, control and optimization for Mechatronic systems, Industrial robots and processes. We are part of the department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering of Ghent University (www.ugent.be/ea/emsme/en). Ghent University is a top 100 university worldwide and one of the major universities in Belgium, with more than 44000 students and 15000 staff members. Our campus is situated in Ghent, a lively city at the heart of Europe (visit.gent.be/en/HOME). Our research group is also associated to Flanders Make (www.flandersmake.be/en), a non-profit organization, funding precompetitive research for the betterment of the Flemish manufacturing industry. The candidate will be directly embedded in an international research group, working together as a team and will have the possibility to collaborate with many other people active at Ghent University and within Flanders.

Deadline : Aug 19, 2022

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(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Currently, the exceptional therapeutic potential of RNA is not yet available for treatment of (chronic) respiratory pathologies due to a lack of enabling technologies. The team of Prof. Raemdonck is seeking a highly motivated and independent PhD student to work on ground-breaking RNA delivery technologies for inhalation therapy and beyond. The PhD student will work on the development, optimization and (in vitro/ex vivo/in vivo) application of bio-inspired nanocarriers with RNA therapeutics for application in lung-related pathologies, including infectious diseases. The project is of translational nature, aiming to merge fundamental insights with rational formulation design, and is expected to lead to high impact publications.

Deadline : Aug 19, 2022

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(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Project title: Development of new machine learning methods that distinguish aleatoric and epistemic uncertainty

In this PhD project we intend to develop and evaluate several ML methodologies to quantify uncertainty. We want to explore four different ways of quantifying uncertainty, resulting in four different tasks. The first two approaches, in which distributions or sets are used to express uncertainty, respectively, are commonly used in supervised learning. Those approaches typically only take aleatoric uncertainty into account, i.e., uncertainty that cannot be reduced by collecting data of more patients. The last two approaches, which express a second-order uncertainty via distributions of distributions or sets of distributions, are less established in supervised learning. However, those approaches are gaining popularity, because they are able to represent epistemic uncertainty as well, i.e., uncertainty that arises because of working with limited sample sizes, and that can be reduced by collecting more data.

Deadline : Aug 15, 2022

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(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Title: Cost-benefit analysis of different types of training for worker re-skilling in a production environment.

Abstract: The selection and presence of the right person has become significantly important since today’s knowledge society supports the specialization of personnel and the development of additional skills to improve the satisfactory execution of activities. To support workers with the processing of tasks in a production environment, we analyze the cost benefits resulting from different forms of training such as self-learning (and forgetting), on-the-job training and off-the-job training to re-skill the workforce. Each of these types of training is characterized by (i) a different degree of learning impacting the efficiency and/or quality a worker can process tasks, known as the up-skilling consequences, (ii) a training duration during which workers cannot process other tasks, and (iii) a training cost. The objectives of this research are

Deadline : Aug 15, 2022

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(18) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic early career researcher or diploma student who is passionate about plants and with an interest in advancing agriculture in line with the sustainable development goals. You will isolate protoplasts from several major food crops and learn how to recognize the right stage and cellular type that has the capacity to start to divide and produce new plants. For this you use tissue culture technology and microscopy tools. You record with a good sense for detail how cells behave and what is required to identify and isolate the competent cells. Molecular tools and markers will be used to help with the selection and to understand what processes take place during protoplast regeneration. In a second face of the project, you will develop a new device and define conditions for protoplast regeneration. A parallel project involves a similar study using microspores instead of protoplasts. The job is challenging and exciting and will come with the thrill to be part of a research teams dedicated to achieving the set goals.

Deadline : Aug 01, 2022

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(19) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Our understanding the processes underlying speciation and the genetic/phenotypic diversity of diatoms and other microalgae remains very limited, yet it is of crucial importance to predict their response to global change. The successful applicant will employ a combination of field, laboratory and population-genomic approaches to quantify gene flow in diatom metapopulations, to study local adaptation and to reconstruct the impact of past and ongoing gene flow on the evolution of their pan-genome. We offer an intellectually stimulating and international research environment, high-quality training to develop hard and soft skills, opportunities to participate in sampling campaigns and international scientific conferences, and a competitive salary including a bicycle commuting reimbursement. Ghent University is among the top global universities according to several international rankings.

Deadline : Aug 01, 2022 

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(20) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Thermo-Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication (TEHL) is a specific lubrication regime that typically occurs in classic machine components such as rolling element bearings, gears, cam-follower systems, etc., and is therefore very relevant in many machine applications. TEHL is characterized by thin lubricant films (50 nm-1 m) in which the hydrodynamic pressure can reach values up to GPa range (1-4 GPa), inducing elastic deformation of the opposing contact surfaces in the order of the film thickness. At such high pressures, the lubricant becomes compressible and behaves in a highly non-Newtonian way by local solidification and shear-thinning.

Deadline : Aug 01, 2022

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(21) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

DECIDE will focuses on respiratory and gastro-intestinal syndromes in the three most important terrestrial livestock species (pigs, poultry, cattle) and on growth reduction and mortality in salmonids. For each of these, we will (i) identify the stakeholder needs; (ii) determine the burden of disease and costs of control measures; (iii) develop data sharing frameworks based on federated data access and meta-information sharing; (iv) build multivariate and multi-level models for creating an early warning system. Together, all of this will form the decision support tools to be integrated in existing farm management systems wherever possible and to be evaluated in several pilot implementations in farms across Europe.

Deadline : Jul 31, 2022 

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(22) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law

The Center for the Foundations and Methods in Private Law (CFMP) is looking for a full-time PhD student for a research project starting in the fall of 2022 (starting date to be agreed).

Deadline : Jul 31, 2022

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(23) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Phd in linked data and personal data vaults as enablers for a new digital platform ecosystems – analysis from a techno-economic perspective

imec is a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

Deadline : Jul 31, 2022

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(24) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Advances in TeraHertz technology have driven researchers to consider systems that are highly non-linear and strongly radiating. Modelling these systems requires methods that are based on time-stepping, and that can accurately describe unbounded regions. The use of methods such as the finite element method, the method of moments, or the finite difference time-domain method – if at all applicable – results in unacceptable computational costs, and large errors in dispersion and radiation characteristics. The right tool to model this class of devices is the time domain boundary element method. Unfortunately a number of challenges remain, stopping designers from deploying time domain boundary element methods in the modelling of realistic devices and systems.

Deadline : Jul 31, 2022

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(25) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

In the frame of a funded EU project entitled “MIBIREM – Toolbox for Microbiome based Remediation”, the Laboratory of Microbiology (research group of Professor P. Vandamme – https://www.ugent.be/we/biochemicro/en/research/microbiology/vandamme.htm) wants to recruit a new PhD student. Soil and groundwater microbiomes have a high potential to improve degradation of organic contaminants, a process called bioremediation. The MIBIREM project brings together 12 European partners from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, representing academia and industry, and aims to generate a TOOLBOX to develop applications for bioremediation microbiomes.

Deadline : Jul 31, 2022

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(26) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

  • As a PhD fellow you prepare a PhD thesis in the field of persuasive communication with the aim of stimulating individual and collective sustainable behavior among Flemish coastal residents and tourists. Based on social research into the underlying factors (e.g., individual and collective values, place attachment, regional/historical identity, social norms) that explain sustainable behavior and support for sustainable projects in the Flemish coastal region, communication strategies will be developed that result in the development of concrete communication interventions (e.g., VR applications, gaming,…). The effectiveness of these interventions and the explanatory variables are also studied within Blue-Balance.

Deadline : Jul 25, 2022

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(27) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: ***PhD position on Artificial Intelligence for modulating human time perception***

We are heading towards a hybrid society, where AI-enabled agents cooperate with humans in a variety of tasks. Human decision making is however notably prone to cognitive biases. In applications supporting the human, the integrated AI should account for these biases when making suggestions or taking actions. Within the context of a prestigious European FET-OPEN collaborative project (ChronoPilot), the Phd study recruited for this position will design a computational model that generates multi-modal (audio, video, haptic) stimuli via XR technology to resolve the differences in individual time perception during group tasks.

Deadline : Oct 01, 2022 

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(28) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: The Royal Museum for Central Africa is one of ten Federal Scientific Institutions (FSI) that fall under the authority of the State Secretary for Federal Science Policy. It is a scientific institution and a museum.

The TREE4FLUX project supports the participation of the Wood Biology Service of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in the eddy covariance (EC) CongoFlux tower in Yangambi (D.R.Congo), in collaboration with Ghent University. The RMCA part of this project aims to further develop forest research on the ground, in support of the CongoFlux data. Specifically, the focus is on three types of permanent forest inventory plots (intensive, large-scale and geographically dispersed). The project will re-measure and further expand this plot network. The data from the plots will be used to validate, supplement and amplify the EC data from CongoFlux. The plots are mainly located in Yangambi.

Deadline : Sep 01, 2022

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(29) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position on Cloud-native 6G network management

We offer a very challenging full-time position in an inspiring, flexible, and very dynamic environment. You will join a young and enthusiastic team of developers, researchers, post-docs, and professors. You will receive a competitive salary.

Deadline : Sep 30, 2022

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(30) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

The Center for Synthetic Biology (Prof. M. De Mey) and the Laboratory of Immunology (Prof. B. Devriendt) welcome candidates for two PhD positions in the context of the interdisciplinary project ImmunoKeys: Merging immunology with synthetic biology to improve animal health: strain engineering for the production of structurally defined carbohydrates with immunomodulating properties.

Deadline : Sep 02, 2022

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(31) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

  • You investigate the molecular mechanism of light-regulated adventitious root development.
  • You study the behavior of in vitro grown mutants and transgenics (genome editing).
  • You analyze the expression of key signaling gene using reporters and transcriptomics.
  • You are interested in fundamental and applied research.
  • You contribute to teaching (practical courses) and the functioning of the research group.

Deadline : Aug 01, 2022

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(32) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic early career researcher or diploma student who is passionate about plants and with an interest in advancing agriculture in line with the sustainable development goals. You will isolate microspores from several major food crops and learn how to recognize the right stage and cellular type that has the capacity to start embryogenesis, using tissue culture technology and microscopy tools. You record with a good sense for detail how cells behave and what is required to identify and isolate the embryonic cells. Molecular tools and markers will be used to help with the selection and to understand what processes take place during microspore regeneration. In a second face fase of the project, you will develop a new device and define conditions for microspore embryogenesis. A parallel project involves a similar study using protoplasts instead of microspores. The job is challenging and exciting and will come with the thrill to be part of a research teams dedicated to achieving the set goals.

Deadline : Aug 01, 2022 

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(33) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Our research group works on modelling, control and optimization for Mechatronic systems, Industrial robots and processes. We are part of the department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering of Ghent University (www.ugent.be/ea/emsme/en). Ghent University is a top 100 university worldwide and one of the major universities in Belgium, with more than 44000 students and 15000 staff members. Our campus is situated in Ghent, a lively city at the heart of Europe (visit.gent.be/en/HOME). Our research group is also associated to Flanders Make (www.flandersmake.be/en), a non-profit organization, funding precompetitive research for the betterment of the Flemish manufacturing industry. The candidate will be directly embedded in an international research group, working together as a team and will have the possibility to collaborate with many other people active at Ghent University and within Flanders.

Deadline : Aug 19, 2022

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(34) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

In this project, we propose an innovative pipeline to study NDDs using human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived brain organoids with dedicated high-resolution multi-parameter live microscopy imaging and (single cell) multi-omics technologies. Using genetic manipulation of iPSCs, we will produce 3D brain ‘organoids’ with aberrations in NDD genes, providing us with important information on disease development at early stages. These organoids will be subjected to state-of-the-art analysis with chemical and nanosensors measuring live tissue oxygenation, cell metabolism, proliferation and Ca2+ dynamics in a non-destructive way, compatible with downstream multi-omcis, electrode-based and other analyses. Our project will help to unravel the etiology of specific NDD syndromes and will lead to a better understanding of human brain development.

Deadline : Sep 10, 2022 

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(35) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in the CANOPI project – distribution and determinants work package

Given the rapid changes in climate, immense shifts in forest composition, functioning and carbon balance are expected in tropical forests in central Africa. However, no studies have confirmed this worrisome trend using ground-based data, keeping central Africa a particularly understudied region despite its overwhelming size. Whether tropical forests in central Africa will be sensitive to drier conditions –because they are already limited by water availability– or resistant –because they are adapted to seasonal drought– is the ambitious challenge CANOPI aims to tackle (https://www.canopi.uliege.be/).

Deadline : Sep 01, 2022 

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(36) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

The candidate will help collect forest inventory data (tree diameter and height) and species traits in nine clusters of existing plots distributed across the undersampled Democratic Republic of Congo and (possibly) Gabon. She/he will use forest inventory data to compare structural attributes (including stem density, basal area, average wood density and canopy height) among the plots and among the two regions (Atlantic forests of Gabon versus Inner Congo basin). This will shed light on the question whether inner Congo basin carbon stocks are truly lower than in other African regions. Forest remeasurement data will allow quantification of carbon gains and carbon losses between consecutive remeasurements (plots were remeasured every 2 to 4 years). This will ultimately allow quantifying the (dynamics of the) carbon sink over the 2010-2020 decade and address the question whether the inner Congo basin carbon sink is lower or higher than in other regions of central Africa. Finally, the longest monitored plots will allow tracking down changes in taxonomic and functional composition, addressing the question whether African forest species communities are truly shifting towards a higher share of drought-adapted species.

Deadline : Sep 01, 2022 

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(37) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in the CANOPI project – Seasonality in functioning work package

Given the rapid changes in climate, immense shifts in forest composition, functioning and carbon balance are expected in tropical forests in central Africa. However, no studies have confirmed this worrisome trend using ground-based data, keeping central Africa a particularly understudied region despite its overwhelming size. Whether tropical forests in central Africa will be sensitive to drier conditions –because they are already limited by water availability– or resistant –because they are adapted to seasonal drought– is the ambitious challenge CANOPI aims to tackle (https://www.canopi.uliege.be/).

Deadline : Sep 01, 2022

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(38) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in the CANOPI project – Drought mitigation strategies work package

The CANOPI project is transdisciplinary and divided into five complementary work packages, each supported by one doctoral work. This position is relative to the fourth work package addressing the following question: “Which drought mitigation strategies do African canopy tree species use?” You will focus on the relevance of two fascinating processes to canopy functioning in central Africa: (i) foliar water uptake, and (ii) bark photosynthesis. There is increasing evidence that these two processes may become especially important for maintaining the physiological activity in leaves and woody tissues of drought-stressed trees. We will specifically investigate these drought mitigation strategies using an ecophysiological approach that may set new standards in the functional ecology of tropical trees. The candidate will first review foliar water uptake (FWU) and bark photosynthesis as drought mitigation strategies. She/he will help developing a state-of-the-art measurement protocol to quantify FWU and bark photosynthesis using cut leaves, cut branches and intact plants. She/he will screen in situ the FWU capacity and bark photosynthesis potential of timber species in a nursery and plantations in Bambidie, Gabon. She/he will quantify leaf wetness in canopy trees with newly developed, custom-built sensors in Lopé and Luki.

Deadline : Sep 01, 2022 

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(39) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 

Context – High performant and power-dense electromechanical systems (e.g. weaving looms, compressors, gearboxes, drivetrains, …) need oil lubrication to reduce friction and resulting wear in rolling element bearings to efficiently dissipate heat from the contact points.

On the one hand, these systems contain multiple oil-lubricated bearings of various types, which typically operate under different and/or varying conditions (load, speed, temperature). Ideally, the lubrication properties have been adapted to these operating conditions. However, in practice, each individual bearing operates under suboptimal lubrication conditions, leading globally to an increased Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) due to reduced energy efficiency, reduced component lifetime, and increased maintenance and downtime.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022 

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(40) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD vacancy on Time Perception in AI

The research group: Distributed Machine Learning, part of imec-IDLAB-UGent
IDLab is a research group of Ghent University, as well as a core research group of imec. IDLab performs fundamental and applied research on data science and internet technology, and counts over 300 researchers. IDLab is also part of imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique.
This position is within the research group Distributed Machine Learning. This group focuses on innovative machine learning techniques in situations where intelligence is divided between multiple entities, be it multiple robots, edge device and cloud-backend, or human-AI interaction. This position is situated in the latter domain, and will be carried out within the context of a prestigious FET project.

Deadline : Dec 31, 2022 

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(41) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position on software-based networks for 6G

IDLab is a research group of Ghent University, as well as a core research group of imec. IDLab performs fundamental and applied research on data science and internet technology and counts over 300 researchers. IDLab is also part of imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique.
The IDLab NetModel team where this vacancy is offered consists of engineers and scientists who are building models for the future Internet. NetModel investigates network control mechanisms, network optimization and performance-related aspects of networks. The group has a strong track record in the domains of optical networks, network performance optimization, and sofware-defined networking.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022

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(42) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD vacancy in scheduling and control algorithms for future networks

IDLab is a research group of Ghent University, as well as a core research group of imec. IDLab performs fundamental and applied research on data science and internet technology and counts over 300 researchers. IDLab is also part of imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique.
The NetModel team within IDLab where this vacancy is offered, consists of engineers and scientists who are building models for the future Internet. NetModel investigates network control mechanisms, network optimization and performance-related aspects of networks. The group has a strong track record in the domains of optical networks, network performance optimization, and sofware-defined networking.

Deadline : Aug 31, 2022

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About Ghent University, Belgium  –Official Website

Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, the newly formed Belgian state began to administer the university. In 1930, the university became the first Dutch-speaking university in Belgium, whereas French had previously been the standard academic language in what was Université de Gand. In 1991, it was granted major autonomy and changed its name accordingly from State University of Ghent (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Gent, abbreviated as RUG) to its current designation.

In contrast to the Catholic University of Leuven or the Free University of Brussels, UGent considers itself a pluralist university in a special sense, i.e. not connected to any particular religion or political ideology. Its motto Inter Utrumque (‘In Between Both Extremes’), on the coat of arms, suggests the acquisition of wisdom and science comes only in an atmosphere of peace, when the institution is fully supported by the monarchy and fatherland.

Ghent University is one of the biggest Flemish universities, consisting of 44,000 students and 9,000 staff members. The University also supports the University Library and the University Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals in Belgium. It is one of the greatest beneficiaries of funding from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). Ghent University consistently rates among the top 100 universities in the world.

 

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