VITO is a leading research center in Flanders (Belgium) in the field of technology development for sustainable processes. The Unit of Separation and Conversion Technology (SCT), has a strong focus on innovative routes for chemical processes. VITO’s electrochemistry team has a unique expertise in designing, developing and testing components for advanced electrochemical syntheses.


We develop electrochemical routes for the production of biobased molecules, ammonia and carbon based products from CO2. These developments will allow to power industrial processes directly by renewable energy.


The researchers will compliment the team consisting of professors, permanent researchers, engineers, technicians, and fellow postdoctoral investigators.

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Equal opportunity position.

  • You will be dedicatedly working electrocatalyst development to enable new conversions.
  • You will work advertently towards the project goals, taking responsibility for high quality results and in depth analysis, defining and addressing precise scientific questions.
  • You will perform lab work, by designing correct experiments and analyse data and develop new scientific hypotheses to test.
  • You will work in an international team and context.
  • PhD in (electro)catalysis with a solid multidisciplinary base
  • Demonstrated interest in new material and/or process development
  • Experience in setting up electrochemical experiments
  • Good understanding of interphase phenomena
  • Creative and hands-on team player with eye for detail
  • Conscious to deliver high quality results in time
  • Problem solver
  • Fluent in English, Dutch is an asset
  • Youmust be able to start thisposition in Belgium at the latest on September 1th 2020. For non-EUnationals, this means beingin possession of a Belgian residence permit on the aforementioned date.

  • A competitive salary
  • A range of benefits including allowances, insurances, adjustable holiday package
  • Flexible working hours and workplace
  • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise
  • The chance to be part of an organisation with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy
  • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level