Biotechnology PhD Student Position Available @ Ghent University Belgium:

PhD student
Last application date: Jul 26, 2018 23:00

Department: LA25 – Department of Biotechnology

Contract: Limited duration

Degree: Master degree in Bioscience Engineering, Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering from one of the countries of the EU, the EER or Switzerland

Biotechnology PhD Student Position Available @ Ghent University Belgium

Occupancy rate:100%

Vacancy Type: Research staff

Job description
Ghent University is currently looking for a talented PhD-student willing to apply for FWO-SB scholarship (deadline September 17th, 2018) .We offer a one-year backup, starting from January 2019.

BioPort is a young and dynamic research group at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of Ghent University and recently started a new and emerging research line on extracellular transport over biological membranes related to Industrial Biotechnology. The goal is to both examine fundamental aspects of transporter enzymes like there specificities towards different substrates and catalytic properties, and at the same time develop platform systems for advanced export in synthetic biology systems. Suggestions by the candidate related to these topics are highly appreciated.

We are looking for a motivated PhD-student willing to join our team and apply for a FWO-SB scholarship. We can offer you a one-year contract in case the FWO-SB application was not granted, starting from January 2019.

More information on the FWO-SB call can be found at:

http://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/phd-fellowships/doctoral-(phd)-grant-strategic-basic-research-(sb)/

Profile of the candidate

The scholarships are highly competitive and require strong input from the candidate. Hence, we are looking for a candidate eager to obtain a PhD and fascinated by research in an academic set-up. Please see other requirements below:

  • You have a master degree in Bioscience Engineering, Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering from one of the countries of the EU, the EER or Switzerland.
    You have obtained this degree with at least ‘distinction’ (cum laude), and no longer than 5 years ago.
  • You have not previously received this fellowship (not even in part).
  • At the beginning of the fellowship (January 1st following the call), you have no more than 18 months of scientific experience.
  • Experience with molecular biology and microbiology is essential
  • Experience with industrial biotechnology is a plus
  • Being fluent in English is essential, knowledge of Dutch is a plus
  • You proved to have scientific maturity and independence
  • You are creative, can think out of the box and have a pioneering spirit
  • You are able to deal with failure
  • You are a team player

How to apply
Please check the detailed eligibility criteria at the FWO website yourself before applying for this position. Non-eligible candidates will not get a reply.

If you are an eligible candidate, are enthusiastic about this subject and are interested in joining our BioPort team, please send your motivation letter and CV (including study results, thesis research topic, contact information of possible referee persons and a recent picture of yourself) to

Prof. Dr. ir. Inge Van Bogaert ([email protected]) before July 26th.

[email protected]

BioPort Group Centre for Synthetic Biology – Department of Biotechnology

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Ghent University

Coupure links 653 9000 Gent

Belgium

+32 92 64 60 34

Biotechnology PhD Student Position Available @ Ghent University Belgium

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