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Meet Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Doctoral School Natural Sciences and Bio-Engineering)

Which education levels is this company looking for?
  • Academic master
Which specific programmes is this company interested in?
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science (IGEAT)
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
What are the language requirements for candidates?

Potential candidates should match one of the listed requirements.

  • English
  • Bilingual Dutch/English
  • Bilingual French/English
  • Trilingual Dutch/French/English
Does this company offer internships?


Visit their website: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/nse#about-nse

  • Do you love tackling complex issues and being intellectually challenged?
  • Does time stop when you are performing research?
  • Do you enjoy autonomy and planning your own work?
  • Do you like to pass on what you learned and teach others?
  • Do you thrive in international environments?
  • Do you long for a steep learning curve both in academic and in transferable skills?


YES? Then maybe pursuing a PhD is something for you.

Traditionally, only people passionate about research/teaching and aiming to climb the academic ladder, pursued a PhD. Nowadays, however, it is becoming evident that the future leaders in R&D will also benefit from the skillset developed during a PhD. To name a few:

  • Strategic insight combined with highly developed analytical skills
  • Methodological approach to perform research
  • Excellent time and project management
  • Perseverance
  • Enterprising, go-getters
  • Communications & networking skills
  • International butterflies
  • Creative thinkers with great improvisational skills

It is a no-brainer to see that the built-up skillset is relevant for any future career you choose to pursue.

The Doctoral School for Natural Sciences & Bio-Engineering is happy to support you:

  • Before starting your PhD: presence @ job fairs to answer questions, information sessions, training sessions to gain funding….
  • During your PhD: welcome and onboarding, introduction days, extensive training offer, career services, PhD days, social events….