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[Job Posting] Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science – Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

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Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science – Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

 

 

Ghent University Global Campus

Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) is an integrated campus of Ghent University, Belgium, and the first European university to be part of the Incheon Global Campus (IGC) in Incheon, 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 62nd), and in the Life Sciences subjects taught at GUGC, Ghent University ranks even higher.

 

Please visit the Ghent University Global Campus homepages to learn more about our organization: http://www.ugent.be/en and http://www.ghent.ac.kr.

 

Job Summary

Full-Time PhD Position – Ghent University Global Campus

Department: Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology (KR01)

Degree: Master degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or (Applied) Mathematics

Contract: 1-year contract, renewable (max. 4 years)

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Assistant Academic Staff

Last application date: August 16, 2018 12:00 (Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon findingthe right candidate)

Starting date: August 27, 2018 (negotiable)

 

 

Job Position

Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a PhD position in the area of biotech data science, starting from August 27, 2018 (open to negotiation). It concerns a 1-year full-time position for a renewable period of maximum 4 years.

 

The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Arnout Van Messem and Prof. Wesley De Neve at the Center for Biotech Data Science of the Ghent University Global campus in Korea. However, s/he will also be assigned a co-supervisor at the home campus in Ghent, Belgium. In addition, the candidate will be able to spend time at the home campus in Ghent during his/her PhD studies. For non-Korean applicants, free student accomodation and a yearly travel budget are foreseen. Ghent University Global Campus is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Job Description

  • Assist his/her supervisors in teaching undergraduate courses at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (informatics, bioinformatics, statistics and/or mathematics).

  • Conduct personal (applied) research in the area of (large-scale) machine learning, with a particular focus on applying novel deep learning techniques to biotech data that are visual and/or textual in nature (e.g., medical image analysis, hyperspectral image analysis, genomic/proteomic data analysis, …).

  • Assist his/her supervisors with tasks in ongoing and future R&D projects.

 

Profile of the Candidate

  • Hold, or expect to hold, by September 2018, an MSc degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or (Applied) Mathematics.

  • Have a high level of comfort with computer programming (e.g., C/C++ and/or Python) and statistical data analysis.

  • Be highly motivated to conduct (applied) research in the area of (deep) machine learning.

  • Experience with machine learning/computer vision tools (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, OpenCV) and GPU programming is a plus.

  • Experience with R is a plus.

  • Have an excellent academic track record.

  • Have an excellent command of English (a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT test), both written and orally.

  • Knowledge of the Korean language is a plus.

  • Possess good academic writing and presentation skills.

  • Have at least 3 years of relevant work experience after the Master's degree in case the candidate does not have the Korean nationality (visa requirement Korean government).

  • Have the willingness to work flexible hours if needed and occasionally participate in events outside of the regular working hours.

Application Documents

 

  • Motivation letter
  • Full resume (CV), including at least 2 references
  • Copy of the BSc and MSc degrees
  • Transcripts (overview of study results)

  • A PDF version of the master’s thesis

 

All required documents must be submitted in English. The documents must be merged into a single PDF file and sent to GUGC_HR@ghent.ac.kr (subject line: Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science). The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application.

 

Application Process and Interview

  • Interviews will take place in stages from the first available time, possibly via Skype

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate

     

We reserve the right to hold applications on file for potential future job openings.

For submission of your file and any inquiries, please contact us via email: GUGC_HR@ghent.ac.kr