Competence field 1: Competence in one or more scientific disciplines
Competence field 2: Scientific competence
- Possess advanced knowledge of the science domains that relate directly with the research in physics and astronomy at UGent and VUB: Astrophysical Simulations, Computational Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Subatomic Physics, Solid State and Nano Physics.
- Apply advanced knowledge of theories, models, methods, techniques, processes and applications within physics and astronomy to analyze and solve complex problems.
- Investigate and understand the interaction with other relevant science domains and integrate them within the context of more advanced ideas and practical applications.
- Demonstrate profound understanding in the most recent scientific developments of at least one of the disciplines within physics and astronomy.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competence
- Develop and carry out problem orientated and innovative research in physics and astronomy and criticize on the quality of both phases.
- Apply critical consideration of and reflection on known and new theories, models and views within physics and astronomy.
- Show creativity to formulate hypotheses, to discover new relationships and to formulate an opinion derived from data and information which may be limited, incomplete or even contradictory.
- Assimilate, analyze, critically evaluate and synthesize in a structured way information from published international scientific literature and complex information sources with attention for a correct and a complete citation of the reference.
- Be able to deal with changes in conditions or planning of a research process and guide into new directions.
Competence field 4: Competence in collaboration and communication
- Apply independent systematic and critical reflection on personal thinking and functioning, and translate this into well considered conclusions and improved solutions.
- Demonstrate a professional approach that demonstrates an open-minded attitude to new scientific developments in physics and/or astronomy and their applications in a broad scientific, economic or societal context.
- Give evidence of actively pursuing permanent knowledge development, lifelong learning and independent guiding of personal learning process.
- Build up logical and analytical reasoning within and outside the discipline, and comprehend and critically evaluate complex reasoning in an independent way.
- Demonstrate problem-preventing and problem-solving abilities, and use these in diverse situations or in a non-familiar context.
Competence field 5: Competence in social responsibility
- Present personal research, thoughts, ideas, and opinions or proposals on physics and/or astronomy in a suitable and careful way, both written and orally, in Dutch and in English.
- Communicate/discuss with specialists and non-specialists about new developments, underlying basic thoughts, opinions and work hypotheses within physics and astronomy.
- Depending on the situation, be able to communicate, cooperate and act in a supportive, inspiring, and/or authoritative way in a physical and astronomical context.
Competence field 6: Professional competences
- Make connections between physics and astronomy and society, being attentive to questions and concerns, necessities and innovative needs originating from society to which physics and/or astronomy can contribute.
- Act in an ethical and socially responsible manner and integrate engagement within the professional activity.
- Be able to function independently in a broad range of work situations and contribute actively to innovation, to implementing new techniques and ideas for development and to designing problem solving strategies.
- Demonstrate a professional attitude, characterized by enthusiasm, reliability, involvement, accuracy, tenacity and independence.
- Minor Education: Educate on different levels the information and experience in physics and/or astronomy and other relevant scientific areas.
- Minor Education: Sensitize and enthuse the public for scientific information and its reliability.
- Minor Economics and Business Administration: Demonstrate the skills of a starting employee in terms of project management, policy development, scientific and technological advise.
- Minor Economics and Business Administration: Assess the relevance and implications of scientific developments or applications in an economic context and in accordance with ongoing policy.