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PhD training

The degree of 'doctor' is the highest academic degree awarded at Flemish universities, and is recognised and valued worldwide. It is a third cycle degree of Higher Education, after the first (Bachelor) and second (Bachelor and Master) cycles.   The degree of doctor is awarded after a research period of usually 4 years, depending on the type of fellowship, and the public defence of an original research thesis. Consequently, the main task of a PhD student consists of research, publishing original scientific papers, attending scientific conferences and presenting own research results in a form of oral presentation or poster exhibition. Moreover, PhD students also support the practical courses in the Bachelor and Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences programs.   Please visit the website of Central PhD Office at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel for more details: (dutch version) (English version)  If you are interested in our research and enthusiastic about joining our team, please send us your CV, a motivation letter and, if possible, a letter of recommendation from your previous tutors, research supervisors or employers. To be an eligible candidate, you need to possess a master degree in one of the following or related domains: Pharmaceutical Sciences, (Bio)Medical Sciences, Life Sciences, Biotechnology or Bioengineering.  If you are selected, you will be expected to write your own project and apply for an appropriate funding, naturally with our guidance and support during the entire process.  We are always happy to welcome young talents in our research group!