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Technical Assistant – 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

Technical Assistant – Ghent University Global Campus

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

Degree: Bachelor degree in biology or related sciences (biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology).

Requirements: fluently bi-lingual English/Korean

Legal requirements (Korean employment regulations): At least 3 year work experience for non-Korean nationals (exception made for holders of a Korean education certificate)

Contract: 2-year contract, non-renewable.

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Technical Staff

Last application date: September 21, 2018 12:00

Starting date: October 1st, 2018 (negotiable)

 

 

Job Position

Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a full-time technical assistant position, starting from October 1st, 2018 (open to negotiation). It concerns a 2-year full-time position. Work will be executed in an English-language based teaching and research environment.

 

The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Magez and Prof. Magdalena Radwanska at the Biomedical Research Center. The selected candidate is expected to support ongoing research projects that are being conducted in a high-quality scientific environment at Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea.

 

The research topic focuses on inflammatory responses induced by trypanosome parasites and includes varies aspects of molecular biology, animal biology and vaccine research.

 

Job Description

Research center support:

  • Support for laboratory experiments and facility

  • Management of the laboratory stocks and preparation of inventories

Required Skills

  • Bachelor degree in biology or related sciences (biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology).

  • Experience in terms of practical course support, and experience in an international academic education setting are an advantage.

    The ability to support high-quality scientific research.

  • The willingness to work with experimental animal models and the dedication to respect the highest ethical requirements and applicable standards.

  • Strong English and Korean communication skills in both speaking and writing will enable you to mediate communication with Korean companies, equipment/reagent providers, and outsourcing partners.

  • Excellent service oriented mind and a pro-active attitude with the maturity to deal with stressful situations and a strong sense of responsibility.

  • The ability to work independently, have strong self-learning ability, and maintain an excellent team spirit as well as strong working ethics.

  • Willingness to occasionally work flexible working hours as participation in events outside of regular working hours can be required.

Application Documents

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

  • A PDF version of a BSc research rotation project if applicable

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 Prof. Dr. Stefan Magez Stefan.Magez@ghent.ac.kr (subject line: Full-time Technical Assistant). 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