PhD Student

Last application date
Feb 28, 2023 00:00
GE38 - Department of Human Structure and Repair
Limited duration
BSc or MSc or equivalent (Biological sciences » Biological engineering, Engineering » Biomedical engineering, Engineering » Biomaterial engineering, Chemistry » Biochemistry)
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

We are offering 3 PhD MSCA positions, as part of the FLIMagin3D Horizon doctoral training network.
The scientific objective of FLIMagin3D is to synergistically evolve key aspects in FLIM (Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy) across disciplines by advancing the acquisition of FLIM data and the analysis pipeline, by developing improved platforms that facilitate imaging for a wide range of (bio)medical, chemical and biophysical applications, and by advancing the state-of-the-art in FLIM biosensors. Through real-world biological and biomedical research lines across the partners we can showcase the validity and power of our developments and unify in streamlining FLIM as an accessible and robust tool.
More about FLImagin3D:
Ghent University will host and lead 3 PhD research projects dedicated to:
1) FLIM-assisted analysis of intestinal organoids metabolism
2) Sensing and manipulating hypoxia with innovative biosensing and tissue engineering tools
3) Rapid development of FRET biosensors optimized for FLIM readouts of mechanobiological sensing and cellular response in imaging cancer (in collaboration with NKI)
In addition, Ghent University will support and host PhD students from other research projects within the network, including partners from Trinity College Dublin, NKI, University of Copenhagen, Politecnico di Milano, University of Tubingen and industry collaborators.

Job profile

We welcome applications until 28/02/2023 from candidates of any nationality completing the following criteria:

  • Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the first recruiting organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. The date of recruitment means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract/equivalent direct contract).
  • Candidates shall, at the date of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Candidates must have a master's degree or equivalent diploma in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, Materials or related disciplines.
  • Candidates may be required to provide documentation proving their eligibility for recruitment, i.e. to provide supporting documentation proving their place(s) of residence or work during the previous 3 years.
  • Candidates must have a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English, which will be assessed with the application and the interview, respectively.

Candidates must submit their applications through the project website until February 28th, 2023.
(Each candidate can apply to a maximum of three individual PhD projects.)

How to apply

Applications are being invited for submission via or EURAXESS website:

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, after which candidates will be invited to an online interview. If you have any accessibility issues please highlight them to and we will ensure that they are accommodated for.