Postdoctoral researcher

Ghent University
May 31, 2023
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→ Apply before 31/05/2023 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels Time) → Faculty of Bioscience Engineering → Department: BW24 - Groene Chemie en Technologie → Occupancy rate:40% → Number of positions: 1 → Type of employment: Contract of limited duration → Term of assignment: 4,50 maand → Wage scale: PD1 to PD4 (doctoral degree) → Required diploma: PhD


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, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.

YOUR TASKS Our research group is recruiting a part-time project developer with industrial expertise in the field of soil management and remediation. The aim is to apply for project applications in the period June – October together with industry.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR • You have a relevant degree – PhD level in applied biological sciences (biotechnology, agriculture, environmental technology,…) in the field of soil remediation • You have relevant research experience on soil remediation • You have practical industrial experience • You have experience in proposal writing and funding acquisition from European Agencies; • You have mastered the English language, both in writing skills and oral presentations;

Languages Fluent speaking and writing: English, Dutch

IT Good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint Specific Experience in Intellectual Property management (IP) Experience with funding acquisition Excellent academic writing Academic and non-academic research communication skills

Skills and Attitudes Experience with collaboration / networking with other research organizations Working in a research team with good interaction with colleagues Able to work quickly and independently, with respect for deadlines and quality of the produced outputs

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU We offer you a contract of definite duration for the period of 4,5 months. Your contract will start on June, 1th 2023 at the earliest. Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale WM1 to WM4 (if you hold a Master's degree) or salary scale PD1 to PD4 (if you hold a doctorate). Click here for 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 holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted 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 “other documents”: a reference letter, an overview of your study results,

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.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Erik Meers ([email protected], +32(0)478 78 60 98). Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ or contact helpdesk ([email protected] - tel. 09/264 98 98)

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