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Full-time Teaching Assistant in Plant Biotechnology Research Center
20/06/26 15:03 | Academic Affairs | 조회 999 | 댓글 0

Full-time Teaching Assistant in Plant Biotechnology Research Center of Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

  • Last application date: the vacancy remains open until a suitable candidate is found. The first evaluation of the received applications will be started on July 15th, 2020.

  • Contract: 4 months, renewable with condition

  • Pre-requisite degree: Master of Science in Biology / Biotechnology / Agriculture other relevant similar degree

  • Occupancy rate: 100%.

  • Vacancy type: Academic Assisting Staff

  • Base salary: ~ 27,000,000 KRW (per year)


    Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (GUGC-K) has two vacancies for a position of PhD student as a Teaching Assistant starting from 26th of August in the Plant Biotechnology Research Center. It concerns a full-time position in support of the teaching activities of the research center, renewable subject to evaluation.

    Profile of the candidate

  • You hold a Master of Science degree with strong focus on (plant) biology/genetics/molecular biology AND you have (at least) 3 years of related experience after obtaining master degree;

  • If you have studied in a Korean Public University for a Master program, 3 years of related experience (mentioned above) is not required;

  • You have a good knowledge on biology, molecular biology, and plant physiology;

  • Having practical laboratory experience with performing biological experiments

  • You are strong in helping students;

  • You have strong didactic, communicative skills and a large interest in providing and supporting academic education;

  • You have an excellent 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.


    Job Description

  • Assist the Research Center with teaching of practical parts of undergraduate courses (General Biology, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology (including wet-and dry-lab practical exercises).

  • Assist with grading, examinations, and other educational duties of the research center.

    Starting date: August 26th, 2020

    GUGC-K is the first campus of Ghent University outside Belgium. This brand new campus is located in Incheon, South- Korea. GUGC-K integrates educational and research facilities in a single building. Ghent University has the ambition to organize a first-rate, truly European education in Asia and to develop excellent research in the fields of Molecular biotechnology, Environmental and Food technology.

    The terms of employment at GUGC-K are comparable to those at the campus in Ghent. Upon selection, the candidate needing a visa will apply for E-3 visa (Researcher visa) in Korea and free student accommodation and one round travel ticket between home country and GUGC-K are foreseen for international employee (E-3 visa holder). The international candidates who have other visa types (such as F-2, F-4 or F-6) in Korea also can apply for the position. The duration of the employment contract starts with one (1) year but if positively evaluated be extended and allow promising scientists to carry out research eventually with as objective to obtain a PhD. Co-supervision is foreseen from the Ghent University home campus.

    How To Apply

    Required Documents are below.

  • Personal motivation letter

  • Full professional/academic resume (CV): Your resume needs to include the contact details of at least 2 references/ Your resume needs to document at least 3 years of relevant work experience in case you do not have an MSc degree from a Korean university (visa requirement of the Korean government for non-Korean Ph.D.)

  • Transcripts of your study results

  • Copy of your BSc and MSc degrees

  • A PDF version of your master’s thesis might be requested in a later stage


Applications and all required documents, which must be merged into a single PDF file, have to be sent in English to hoosun.chung@ghent.ac.kr. The evaluation will be started on July 15th, 2020 and continued until the position is filled.