Doctoral Student in Health Law
University of Antwerp Faculty of Law

Doctoral student in Health law

The Faculty of Law, Research group Personal Rights & Property Rights, Antwerp Health Law and Ethics Chair (AHLEC), is seeking to fill a full-time (100 %) vacancy for a

Doctoral student in the area of health law

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis on the subject: ‘The healthcare provider as a practitioner of a liberal profession and as entrepreneur’.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project you will be appointed for.
  • You take on a limited number of tasks concerning educational and research assistance within the Faculty of Law, Personal Rights & Property Rights, Antwerp Health Law and Ethics Chair.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold the degrees of Master of Laws; students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • You submit a Dutch or an English research proposal of maximum 5 pages on the topic ‘The healthcare provider as a practitioner of a liberal profession and as entrepreneur’ which includes the following headings: ‘state of the art’, ‘research objectives’, ‘methodology’ and ‘bibliography’. The proposal should allow you to successfully complete the PhD in 4 years.

The two prior conditions are conditions of admissibility.

  • You have obtained excellent grades.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the vision of education the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

We offer

  • a full-time doctoral scholarship for a period of two years from 1 October 2020 until 30 September 2022, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • a full time gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.447,20 - € 2.596,27;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 21 June 2020. On application you submit the following documents:A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
    • The above mentioned PhD proposal on the topic ‘The healthcare provider as a practitioner of a liberal profession and as entrepreneur’,
    • a detailed overview of your study grades,
    • a letter of motivation.
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place at July 1st.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained at
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact prof. dr. Thierry Vansweevelt, Tel. 032 3 265 54 81 –

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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