Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC; http://www.ugent.be/globalcampus/en) is an integrated campus of Ghent University, Belgium, and the first European university to be part of the Incheon Global Campus (IGC) in Incheon, South Korea. Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the world (ARWU ranking, US News), and in the top 100 for the subjects Biotechnology and Environmental Science (2023 QS subject ranking #48 in global). Ghent University Global Campus is an equal opportunities employer.
Centre for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) is one of the five existing research centers of GUGC. It was established in 2015 with the aim to deliver scientific outcomes that will have a real impact on consolidation of environmental issues, themes, and topics, and to do this under one umbrella to highlight their interconnectedness and interdisciplinary nature. CEER targets at the practical development of solutions to mitigate pollution in air and aqueous environments via application of advanced functional materials and corresponding process technologies. In the 8 years’ development, CEER was well-equipped with state-of-art instruments for environmental and material science research, published >200 papers and received national and international funding support (e.g. NRF, KEITI, NERI, BOF, FWO, Horizon2020, etc.), and built strong collaborations with Korea national and international top universities.
Full-Time PhD Student (Research and Teaching Assistant) in Environmental Technology – Ghent University Global Campus
Department: Centre for Environmental and Energy Research (KR01 – Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology, Ghent University Global Campus, Korea)
Degree: Master in Chemistry and/or Chemical Engineering
Contract: 1 year, followed by 1 year on the strict condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation (based on (1) research proposal for PhD and (2) scientific progress), and followed by 2 times 2 years (again on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation); for a grand total of maximal 6 years.
Occupancy rate: 100%
Vacancy Type: Assistant Academic Staff (AAP)
Last application date: December 31, 2023 (Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate)
Starting date: February 1 2024 (negotiable)
Scientific Supervisor: Prof. dr. ir. Philippe M. Heynderickx (Philippe.Heynderickx@Ghent.ac.kr)
Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a PhD Student (Research and Teaching Assistant) in Environmental Technology in the Center of Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) at Ghent University Global Campus, starting from February 1, 2024 (open to negotiation). The request(s) and standard(s) for the PhD in GUGC is equivalent to Ghent University home campus (the phd certificate will awared by Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium).
The terms of employment at GUGC are comparable to those at the campus in Ghent, Belgium. However, free student accommodation and a yearly travel budget are foreseen. GUGC is an equal opportunities employer. This position allows promising scientists to carry out research for a period of up to maximal 6 years, under the supervision of Professor Philippe M. Heynderickx at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea. In addition, he/she will also be assigned a co-promoter. PhD degree diploma will be from Ghent University, Belgium.
As a teaching assistant, the PhD candidate is supposed to spend (maximal) 50% of his/her time in teaching activities pertaining to undergraduate mathematics courses that include the topics Chemistry (organic/inorganic/green), Engineering and Environmental realted courses (Air Treatment, Water Treatment...). These activities include supervision of exercise/tutorial (wet/dry) sessions, preparing and grading tests/exams and the supervision of bachelor projects.
Apart from the teaching activities, the PhD candidate is supposed to perform research in the area of environmental technology (catalyst development, integration of catalysts for air/water purification, specifically in the area of modelling). In this regard, the candidate is expected to complete a doctoral research proposal containing a extensive literature review, a set of research objectives and research plan within the first six months of joining. This research proposal will need to be approved by the GUGC Campus Council in order to ensure renewal of the first contract with GUGC.
Job Qualification (Profile of the Candidate)
The documents shall be merged into a single PDF file (< 10MB) and sent to
Philippe.Heynderickx@Ghent.ac.kr (Subject line: CEER_Application_Surname). Please kindly noted only the selected candidate(s) will be contacted for the next step.
Application Process and Interview
We reserve the right to hold applications on file for potential future job openings.
For submission of your file and any inquiries, please contact us via e-mail: Philippe.Heynderickx@Ghent.ac.kr
Compensation & Benefits for the candidate selected.