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Ghent University
Post-doctoral assistant (11645) - Biotechnology
Ghent University
After decades of uninterrupted growth, Ghent University is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in the Low Countries with 36,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Aug 14
Location: Gent, Belgium
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Post-doctoral assistant (11645) - Biotechnology

    →   Apply until 14/08/2018 23:59 CEST
    →   Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
    →   Department BW25 - Biotechnology
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 201807/BW25/DA/013

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on applied research in the field of the synthetic biology of modular proteins in line with ongoing research topics within the department.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level, specifically you will teach the course ‘Gene Technology’ and organize the practical classes of  ‘Biochemical and molecular analysis’. From the second year, you will also teach ‘Molecular Biotechnology’. The course at the bachelor level must be taught in Dutch.
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a doctoral degree (Doctor in Applied Biological Sciences, Doctor in Sciences: Biochemistry and Biotechnology) or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have already conducted research within the field of (molecular) biotechnology, preferably in an applied or industry-oriented setting.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes.
  • You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a three-year appointment, which may be renewed once for three years at the most, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a post-doctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 October 2018 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Godelieve Gheysen, department chairman (godelieve.gheysen@ugent.be, +32 09/2645888) and Prof. Yves Briers, promotor (yves.briers@ugent.be , +32 09/2432453).

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