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25 Fully Funded PhD Programs at Ghent University, Belgium

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Are you holding Master’s degree and looking for fully funded PhD positions? Ghent University, Belgium invites online application for multiple funded PhD Programs / fully funded PhD positions in various research areas.

Candidates interested in fully funded PhD positions can check the details and may apply as soon as possible. Interested and eligible applicants may submit their online application for PhD programs via the University’s Online Application Portal. 

1. Fully Funded PhD Position in Computer Science

Summary of PhD Program:

The activities of the Ph.D. position are embedded in this stimulating environment with a focus on data-efficient machine learning (or surrogate modeling) techniques to solve complex problems in science and engineering. The proposed Ph.D. research is defined within the context of several national and international research projects on Automation in Machine Learning (AutoML).

Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2024

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2. Fully Funded PhD Position in Computer Engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

The availability of novel sensors causes an important growth of data that offers the potential for a revolutionary transformation in the biomanufacturing sector. A bioreactor is a device or vessel used in biotechnology for the cultivation of biological organisms. Conventional methods to monitor and control the evolution of the process are typically involve labor-intensive and based on infrequent measurements. At imec, a probe is currently being developed that is equipped with multiple sensors to provide continuous monitoring of bioreactor processes. The availability of this time series data makes it possible to develop a dynamic digital twin that can forecast key process parameter, such as the future evolution of cell growth, or the future quality of the bioreactor broth, etc. The aim is to extract relevant insights from this data and to transform them into actionable predictions or forecasts that can be used to optimize the working of the system.

Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2024

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3. Fully Funded PhD Position in Structural Engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

The project “AFireTest” is a 1.5 million EUR project funded by the European Research Council (ERC), which started in September 2023. Over a total period of 5 years, 3 PhD researchers and 2 post-doc researchers will jointly develop the next generation of fire testing. Current fire testing is based on standardized tests which do not provide in-depth understanding of material behavior and the impact of design choices on the fire risk in buildings. Within the new concept of fire testing (Adaptive Fire Testing), test specifications will be set with a specific goal of maximizing the net information gained from the test, taking into account (i) the current state of knowledge; (ii) the goal of the assessment (e.g., material understanding vs building risk evaluation); and (iii) the costs of performing the test (including environmental costs).

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2024

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4. Fully Funded PhD Position in Structural Engineering and Building Materials

Summary of PhD Program:

The project “AFireTest” is a 1.5 million EUR project funded by the European Research Council (ERC), which started in September 2023. Over a total period of 5 years, 3 PhD researchers and 2 post-doc researchers will jointly develop the next generation of fire testing. Current fire testing is based on standardized tests which do not provide in-depth understanding of material behavior and the impact of design choices on the fire risk in buildings. Within the new concept of fire testing (Adaptive Fire Testing), test specifications will be set with a specific goal of maximizing the net information gained from the test, taking into account (i) the current state of knowledge; (ii) the goal of the assessment (e.g., material understanding vs building risk evaluation); and (iii) the costs of performing the test (including environmental costs).

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2024

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5. Fully Funded PhD Position in Languages and Cultures

Summary of PhD Program:

Ghent University seeks to appoint a doctoral fellow whose research focuses on the political culture of the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period (ca. 1450-1800), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christopher Markiewicz. We invite proposals for PhD research projects on any aspect of Ottoman political culture between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, including, but not limited to the following areas: Ottoman political and historical thought; the practices of diplomacy; the development of imperial culture; the relationship between social institutions (especially pious endowments) and the state.

Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2024

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6. Fully Funded PhD Position in computer science, electrical engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

Imec-IPI is looking for a qualified and motivated PhD student to work on Real-time 3D view synthesis methods and neural radiance field-based models. As a PhD student with IPI, you will be located at the TELIN offices at Campus UFO in Ghent. You will be offered an initial contract of 12 months, to be extended up to a period of 4 years in total with the aim of obtaining a PhD. The research will be partly fundamental (furthering the state of the art) and partly applied. You will collaborate with international industrial partners while embedded in a university research team that is internationally recognized for its extensive expertise regarding sensor fusion for autonomous driving, traffic monitoring and industrial safety.

Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2024

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7. Fully Funded PhD Position in Telecommunications and Information Processing

Summary of PhD Program:

Imec-IPI is seeking a highly motivated and talented PhD Student to join our research team and to work in the field of “Optimization and Adaptation of Deep Learning Systems to Edge and Cloud for Industrial Applications.” This research opportunity is based on the urgent need for enhancing the efficiency and scalability of edge AI solutions in the industrial sector. You will be offered an initial contract of 12 months, to be extended up to a period of 4 years in total with the aim of obtaining a PhD. The research will be partly fundamental (furthering the state of the art) and partly applied. You will collaborate with international industrial partners while embedded in a university research team that is internationally recognized for its extensive expertise regarding sensor fusion for autonomous driving, traffic monitoring and industrial safety.

Application Deadline: Jan 27, 2024

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8. Fully Funded PhD Position in Biomedical Molecular Biology

Summary of PhD Program:

The research team of Prof. Esther Hoste has a vacancy for a highly motivated PhD student to investigate reciprocal interactions between skin-resident cell-types and their implications for injury repair and skin tumour formation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the study of adipocyte-keratinocyte crosstalk in the skin, using mouse models of skin inflammation, wound healing and tumour formation in combination with cell-based assays. In this project, we will make use of advanced confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, mouse transgenesis, and single-nuclei and spatial transcriptomics to understand communications between different cell-types in the skin in different tissue contexts.

Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2024

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9. Fully Funded PhD Position in Public Health and Primary Care

Summary of PhD Program:

DigiCare4You is an innovative, easy-to-implement, low-cost, and sustainable solution which will help build healthcare services’ capacity and strengthen countries’ primary care systems as well as help address the specific needs and preferences of people at risk of type 2 diabetes and/or hypertension. The BETTER4U project aims to go beyond the existing knowledge on obesity contributing factors by unveiling the interplay between its biological and lifestyle determinants and closing the current gap between research findings and effective and cost-effective, personalized interventions for obesity prevention. Using this new knowledge, BETTER4U will develop, evaluate and promote evidence-based and sustainable personalized lifestyle interventions to prevent and tackle obesity across multiple age groups.

Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2024

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Fully Funded PhD Position in Languages and Cultures

Summary of PhD Program:

The OTTOWAQF project investigates how pious endowments shaped state-building in the Ottoman Empire during a critical period between 1450 and 1650. Endowments were the most widespread and powerful social institutions within the empire, yet our current understanding of their role in Ottoman state formation marginalizes their significance. OTTOWAQF seeks to place endowments back squarely within the frame of Ottoman political power by showing how endowments shaped and constrained state-building. We will focus on how sultans and their agents used endowments to advance state objectives, while other social actors, including notable provincial families, Muslim scholars, monastic Christian communities, and endowment functionaries, used them to preserve their wealth and social positions in the empire between 1450 and 1650.

Application Deadline: Jan 05, 2024

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11. Fully Funded PhD Position in Biology

Summary of PhD Program:

This PhD project will investigate the functional diversity and activity of microbial plankton in the Scheldt tidal freshwater zone, a unique system which has been studied for decades in a multidisciplinary effort to understand and predict the estuary’s response to environmental change. Analysis of long-term monitoring data of phytoplankton has revealed the role of de-eutrophication, altered hydrodynamics and in particular extreme weather events as main drivers of community change in this system.

Application Deadline: Jan 01, 2024

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12. Fully Funded PhD Position in Biology

Summary of PhD Program:

Diatoms are major primary producers in freshwater and marine ecosystems but little remains known about the role of endogenous and external factors triggering life cycle transitions, and in particular how global change affects the growth and life cycling of diatom populations. Recent pioneering work in our lab has revealed the genes involved in life cycle transitions (sexual reproduction, resting spore formation, dormancy,…), suggesting a high degree of conservation in several of them. This makes it possible to monitor the expression of these genes to track the growth and life cycle dynamics of multiple species simultaneously.

Application Deadline: Jan 01, 2024

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13. Fully Funded PhD Position in Information Technology

Summary of PhD Program:

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).

Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023

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14. Fully Funded PhD Position in Information Technology

Summary of PhD Program:

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 twelve 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.

Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023

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15. Fully Funded PhD Position in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Summary of PhD Program:

The HIV Cure Research Center (HCRC), headed by prof. Linos Vandekerckhove (PI) and prof. Sarah Gerlo (co-PI), is dedicated to multifaceted research with the ultimate objective of achieving an HIV cure. Research activities at HCRC are profoundly translational, characterized by the fusion of studies conducted on samples derived from individuals living with HIV, complemented by in vitro and in vivo validation in experimental model systems. Our endeavours encompass three pivotal domains: 1) fundamental research into the establishment and perpetuation of HIV reservoirs, 2) refinement and creation of novel assays for HIV reservoir monitoring in patients, and 3) the development of innovative strategies for eradicating HIV reservoirs. In addition, we aim to take our innovations to the clinical stage, conducting trials that push the boundaries of HIV cure research.

Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023

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16. Fully Funded PhD Position in Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

The research project focusses on the development of a robust multi-scale textile modelling framework, utilizing finite element analysis combined with virtual fibre modelling. Simulations encompass both the manufacturing side (e.g. weaving, stitching, bobbin unwinding, etc.) as well as the performance side (e.g. strength prediction of specialized technical fabric connections). Such simulations are very challenging due to the use of diverse materials (natural and synthetic fibers, yarns and fabrics) combined with high anisotropy and non-linearity. Furthermore, the dynamics of high-speed manufacturing processes need to be included in the modelling framework, ensuring its applicability to real-world processes. This is still a very new research topic and many scientific questions remain unanswered.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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17. Fully Funded PhD Position in electromechanical, electrical, automation or control engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

Ghent University is a top 100 university worldwide and one of the major universities in Belgium, with more than 50000 students and 15000 staff members. At the department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering, we have an open vacancy for a fully funded PhD researcher. The research in our group focuses on modelling, control and optimization of the electromechanical and control aspects in both renewable energy and manufacturing applications. Thanks to the energy transition, more and more renewable energy systems are connected to the grid. Many of these, e.g. wind turbines and hydropower systems, contain a mechanical drivetrain, an electrical machine and a full rated power electronic converter. Compared to classical power plants, these systems exhibit a more complex dynamic behavior on the machine side.

Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023

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18. Fully Funded PhD Position in Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

We have opened a vacancy for a PhD researcher position with the topic ‘Model-based predictive features for cascaded PID control in mechatronic systems’ under the supervision of Prof. Jeroen De Kooning. The objective of this research is to retain the classical cascaded PID control structure, but add performant features of advanced model-based predictive and/or adaptive control. The aim is to compromise between improving the control performance and promoting industrial adoption.

Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2023

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19. Fully Funded PhD Position in Languages and Cultures

Summary of PhD Program:

The ethnoarchaeological research will apply the ethnographic comparative technology approach to selected types of material cultures and subsistence strategies such as pottery making, iron working and raphia loom weaving in order to document cultural similarities and differences among populations across space and identify possible material markers to connect the ethnographic present with the archaeological past. Technical data will be collected through the chaîne opératoire approach. Each step of the manufacturing process will be documented by using a multiple-entry template providing information on the context of production, actors, knowledge and expertise, raw material, tools, actions, relations with other activities, organization, beliefs and religious practices, as well as technical vocabulary involved in the manufacturing.

Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2023

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20. Fully Funded PhD Position in Languages and Cultures

Summary of PhD Program:

The Congo-Ubangi watershed : An interdisciplinary approach to the genesis of a linguistic accretion zone in Central Africa (project’s acronym: CongUbangi) Central Africa’s Congo-Ubangi watershed spans multiple ecozones in the northern margins of the rainforest. It is a major hotbed of linguistic, cultural and human genetic diversity with deep occupation history. This linguistic accretion zone is home to a complex mosaic of genealogically and typologically diverse languages spoken by small-size communities with different societal organizations, material cultures, and subsistence specializations. Despite the myriad of new insights it could generate about language evolution and deep human past, it is poorly known due to difficulty of access and an astonishingly intricate configuration.

Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2023

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21. Fully Funded PhD Position in History

Summary of PhD Program:

CATTLEFRONTIERS explores how colonialism, global capitalism and science transformed cattle production in Southern and Central Africa during the colonial and early postcolonial period. From the 1890s to 1970s, (post)colonial governments, scientists, entrepreneurs and settlers promoted a broad range of interventions to overcome the allegedly uneconomic attitudes of African pastoralists and turn cattle into profitable commodities. Adopted, adapted, contested or eluded by African cattle herders and owners, these interventions transformed pre-existing cattle economies, pastoralist societies, rural ecologies and animal populations in many and often unexpected ways.

Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2023

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22. Fully Funded PhD Position in Electronics and Information Systems

Summary of PhD Program:

Laser frequency combs are arguably the biggest advance in precision frequency synthesis in metrology since the invention of the laser. Nowadays, microcombs offer the prospect to reach a similar level of performance at the chip scale. This technology has a disruptive potential for a vast range of markets: optical interconnects, environmental sensing, quantum information processing, lidar and navigation systems.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023

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23. Fully Funded PhD Position in Civil Engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

The research will be carried out by using the numerical process-based model XBeach (both surf beat and non-hydrostatic versions) and physical modelling in wave flumes to gain new insights into the physical processes specific to storm wave interactions with a DD-hybrid NbS coastal protection system, like long (infragravity) wave interactions with both dune erosion and dike loading, wave overtopping, wave impacts, dune strengthening by vegetation and 3D effects. These methods will also be used to validate the numerical model with the physical model data, and to demonstrate the efficiency of the DD-hybrid NbS coastal protection system in terms of adaptive defence against climate-change impacts, compared to hard structure-only and dune-only (or else “NbS-only”) solutions.

Application Deadline: Dec 08, 2023

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24. Fully Funded PhD Position in Civil Engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

The first objective within the PhD research is to develop a numerical model based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), including the coupled effects of the aero- and hydrodynamic loads and the mooring lines. Hereto, the state-of-the-art SPH solver DualSPHysics will be used, which is able to simulate violent free surface flows, non-linear wave-structure interactions and higher order wave transformations. The DualSPHysics model will coupled to the mooring line solver MoorDyn. Using this numerical model, the FOWT can be accurately modelled in extreme sea states in order to assess the FOWT’s survivability. The aerodynamic load on the FOWT will be added by applying a time-dependent thrust force on the turbine, together with an aerodynamic damper. In order to determine these aerodynamic loads, results from field monitoring tests will be used.

Application Deadline: Dec 08, 2023

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25. Fully Funded PhD Position in Civil Engineering

Summary of PhD Program:

Within the PhD research, a cascade, interlinked and hybrid modelling campaign is planned, using both numerical and experimental modelling tools. The PhD researcher will use and extend a Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) numerical solver, to perform an extreme load analysis and to model the wave-structure interactions for a floating offshore wind turbined including an Artificial Reef Structure (ARS). Coupling of this model with the mooring line solver MoorDyn will allow modelling of the interaction with the mooring system. Next, the PhD researcher will design and manufacture a floater model, actuator for system identification tests, mooring lines and measurement set-up of the floating structure including ARS surrogates for tests at the Coastal and Ocean Basin Ostend (COB), Belgium.

Application Deadline: Dec 08, 2023

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