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2017 PhD Student Position in Plant Biotechnology at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

The Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (GUGC-K) has a vacancy for a position of junior assistant, starting from 28/08/2017. It concerns a temporary full-time position for a renewable period of max. 4 years.

The aim of this position is to provide financial help to international students.

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Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Position is awarded in Plant Biotechnology within the Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology, and Molecular Biotechnology.

Award: Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (GUGC-K) has a vacancy for a position of junior assistant, starting from 28/08/2017. It concerns a temporary full-time position for a renewable period of max. 4 years.

Number of Awards: Not Known

The award can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :

Profile of the candidate

  • Hold or expect to hold by starting date a master degree in one of the following disciplines: Bio-engineering; Biochemistry/Biotechnology or Biology. Exceptional candidates from other science/engineering backgrounds will also be considered.
  • Have a strong molecular biology and biotechnology background, a good knowledge of plant biology and plant physiology and have prior experience with basic plant handling, growing, and phenotyping.
  • Be highly motivated to conduct research in the area of plant biotechnology, more specifically regarding cell elongation.
  • Have a solid academic track record, an excellent command of English (a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT test), and good academic writing and presentation skills.
  • Prior experience with (assisting to) teaching in an international setting is a plus.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master degree in one of the following: Bioengineering, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biology (major: functional biology).

English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a high level of proficiency in English sufficient to communicate effectively with colleagues and write papers and reports.

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How to Apply: Applications should be sent no later than 07/07/2017 by email to (Stephen.depuydt-at-ghent.ac.kr) with application letter, CV, copies of degrees, and an overview of the study results attached. Please merge all documents into one PDF file. A PDF version of the master‡s thesis might be requested at a later stage. The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application. Please mention ‘Full Time Junior Assistant‡ in the subject line of the mail.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is July 7, 2017.

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