Ghent University

PhD Student (Research Assistant) in Food Microbiology-Ghent University Global campus, Korea

2023-07-31 (Europe/Brussels)
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Job summary

Full time Research Assistant (PhD candidate in Food Microbiology)-Ghent University Global campus.

Departments:

  • KR01 – Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology, Ghent University Global Campus, Korea
  • LA07 – Department of Food safety and food quality, Ghent University, Belgium

Contract: 1 year, followed by 1 year on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation, and followed by 2 times 2 years (again on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation); for a grand total of 6 years maximum. The first year is 100 % percent research. After that, teaching assistant duties might be required in addition to continuing the research.

Degree: Master degree in the field of microbiology or food science.

Occupancy rate: 100%.

Vacancy type:  Assistant Academic Personnel (AAP) Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (GUGC-K) has a vacancy for a position of research assistant (100%). It concerns a temporary full-time position for a maximum period of 6 years.

Last application date: 31 July, 2023 (applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate).

Starting date: As soon as the position is filled and the candidate is available to start 

Job Position

Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) is an integrated campus of Ghent University, Belgium and the first European university to be part the Incheon Global Campus (IGC), South Korea. 

Ghent University Global Campus currently offers Bachelor of Science programs in Molecular Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Food Technology. Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the world (ARWU 2023, 74nd).

The terms of employment at GUGC-K are comparable to those at the campus in Ghent, Belgium. However, free student accommodation and a yearly travel budget are foreseen. GUGC-K is an equal opportunities employer. This position allows promising scientists to carry out research for a period of up to 6 years (maximum), under the supervision of Professor Sam Van Haute at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea. The student will be co-supervised by a professor of the Ghent University, home campus, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. PhD degree diploma will be from Ghent University, Belgium. 

 
 Profile of the candidate

  • You hold a Master of Science in Microbiology, Food Science or Biotechnology. If you do not hold a Msc from a Korean University, you must have proof of 3 years post-Msc working experience. Those international candidates who are residing in Korea with the following visa types are exempted from the 3-year work experience condition; F-4 (foreign national with Korean ancestral roots), F-6 (spouse visa), F-2 (resident visa/ job seeking visa).
  • You have good practical knowledge on microbiology.
  • Knowledge on fresh produce microbiology is a good asset
  • Having extensive practical laboratory experience is essential
  • You are highly motivated to conduct scientific research in preparation of obtaining a PhD degree in the area of food microbiology
  • You help with the final research projects of (under) graduate students.

Job description

  • You design and perform high-quality scientific research in the field of antimicrobial technologies in fresh produce processing.
  • You study the influence of strain/species diversity, growth conditions, and bacteria-to-produce attachment on the ability of antimicrobial treatments (chlorine, cold plasma etc.).
  • You publish your research results in peer-reviewed international journals and actively participate in (inter)national conferences.

How to apply

Required Documents

  • Personal motivation letter
  • Full professional/academic resume (CV)
    • Your resume needs to document at least 3 years of relevant work experience in case you do not have an MSc degree from a Korean university (visa requirement of the Korean government for non-Korean Ph.D. students).
    • Copy of the bachelors and master degree certificates
    • Transcripts (overview of study results).
    • All required documents must be submitted in English. The documents must be merged into a single PDF file and sent to sam.vanhaute@ghent.ac.kr  (subject line: Full-time PhD position (AAP) in Food Science and Technology.

Application process and interview

After a first screening, selected candidates will be invited for a video interview. We reserve the right to hold applications on file for potential future job opening. 

Selection Process: CV screening=> Interview=> Internal committee=> Approval by campus committee => Acceptance notice to the selected candidate. 

 

For any inquiries regarding this vacancy, please send an email to sam.vanhaute@ghent.ac.kr (sam.vanhaute@ghent.ac.kr).

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Job details

Title
PhD Student (Research Assistant) in Food Microbiology-Ghent University Global campus, Korea
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Location
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Published
2023-04-21
Application deadline
2023-07-31 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2023-07-31 23:59 (CET)
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