Ghent University

Assistant department Food Technology, Safety and Health (27297)

2024-07-30 (Europe/Brussels)
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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    →   Apply until 30/07/2024 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
    →   Department BW23 - Food Technology, Safety and Health
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 202405/BW23/DA/011

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing 15.000 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 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation in the field of preservation technology of food products, linked with the microbial quality of food products.
  • You will assist in the teaching activities of the department, as a member of a team of assistants and teaching supervisors, in supporting the course units among others Levensmiddelenmicrobiologie en -conservering, Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Food Microbiology and Analysis and Quality Management Systems in the Agri-food Chain
  • You are willing yearly to assist for a period of two weeks in the education given at our Ghent University Global Campus in South-Korea https://www.ugent.be/globalcampus/en/about)
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a degree of Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering, Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering Technology, Master of Science in Bioindustrial Sciences or equivalent.
  • The degree requirement needs to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment
  • For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted
  • You are interested in academic and/or project-based research and services
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of food science and technology is highly recommended
  • You understand the importance of high-quality teaching and supervision of students.
  • You are willing to undergo training to apply innovative teaching techniques.
  • You have a good knowledge of Dutch, both written and spoken, to provide and support teaching in this language.
  • You have a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken, to provide and support teaching in this language.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a junior assistant or doctoral fellow at a university within the Flemish Community, this appointment will be deducted from the maximum term of appointment, which is six years at the most according to the Codex of Higher Education
  • Your appointment will start on 1 September 2024 at the earliest
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. 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, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits

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 study results (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 (if already in your possession, if not, you need to be able to provide proof that you have applied for a certificate of equivalence at the start of your appointment). The certificate can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en. For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required

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. Frank Devlieghere (Frank.Devlieghere@UGent.be, +32 9 2646177).

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read the FAQ or contact us via selecties@ugent.be or +32 9 264 34 36

Job details

Title
Assistant department Food Technology, Safety and Health (27297)
Employer
Location
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Published
2024-06-03
Application deadline
2024-07-30 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-07-30 23:59 (CET)
Job type
PhD
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