Doctoral Assistant (Postdoctoral Research & Teaching 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 66th), and in the Life Sciences subjects taught at GUGC, Ghent University ranks even higher (ARWU 14th in Agricultural sciences).
Full-Time Postdoctoral Researcher– Ghent University Global Campus
Department: Centre for Food Chemistry and Technology
Degree: Doctoral degree in one of the following (or closely related area): Food Science
Contract: 2-year fixed contract term
Occupancy rate: 100%
Vacancy Type: Assistant Academic Personnel (AAP)
Last application date: March 1, 2021 but stays open until filled (Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate)
Starting date: May 1, 2021 (negotiable)
Scientific Supervisor: Prof dr. ing. Sam Van Haute
The mission of the Centre for Food Chemistry and Technology at Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, is to contribute to the research fields of Food Technology, Food Chemistry, and Food Microbiology.
Research topics include: i) microplastics in food, ii) allergens in food, iii) food proteins, iv) insect-based foods, v) non-destructive analysis of foods for detecting food fraud and food authenticity, vi) life cycle analysis of food production processes, vii) antimicrobial strategies for fruit and vegetables, viii) food digestion.
The members of the Centre for Food Chemistry and Technology contribute to theoretical and practical courses at GUGC. The Centre also prepares students (BA/MA/PhD) for their careers in food science, both in academia, R&D, and food production.
The Centre for Food Chemistry and Technology at Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a Full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position, starting from May 1, 2021 (open to negotiation). It concerns a 2-year fixed contract position with a possible extension based on positive evaluation and considering the campus operational circumstances.
The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Sam Van Haute at the Centre for Food Chemistry and Technology of the Ghent University Global campus in Songdo, Incheon. The candidate must have experience in obtaining Korean Government Funding and a good publication record.
Job Qualification (Profile of the Candidate)
You hold a PhD degree in Food Science.
Required knowledge: You have already conducted research within the field of food science.
Has educational experience; participation in extra-curriculum training, conferences, is recommended.
Has an independent research and strong self-learning ability; a creative and inquisitive attitude is a must.
Has strong didactic, communicative and management skills and a large interest in providing and supporting academic education.
Must have experience in obtaining research funding in Korea.
The position is part research (70%) and part teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses (including practical exercises) (30%). Teaching duties will be in one are more of the following courses (Modern Aspects of Food, Chemical Analytical Methods, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Technology of Non-Animal Products, Introduction to Biochemistry: Biomolecules ). The selected candidate will conduct research projects in the domain of food science, with research interest in food technology, food chemistry or food microbiology, resulting in publishing in high ranking scientific journals. The selected candidate will try to acquire funding in cooperation with the professors of the research centre. The position also gives the opportunity to collaborate with research groups at the Ghent University.
Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record of obtaining research funding in Korea
Scientific background and knowledge
Expertise in practical aspects of food science
- Motivation letter
- Full resume (CV), including at least 2 references
- Portfolio (including the candidate’s plan or strategy of applying and obtaining research funds from outside)
- A complete list of your publications, a research plan, including the integration of your research in that of the Centre for Food Chemistry and Technology
- A transcript of the required degrees. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than Dutch, French, German, or English, please add a translation in English
The documents must be merged in to a single PDF file and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Doctoral Assistant (Postdoctoral Researcher in Centre for Food Chemistry and Technology).
Application Process and Interview
Interviews will take place in stages from the first available time.
Application deadline is March 1th 2021 (stays open till filled), and 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.
CV Screening -> Interview -> Internal committee -> Approval -> Acceptance Notice to the candidate selected.
Compensation & Benefits for the candidate selected
Basic Term of the Contract
-2 year-contract term
Two round-tickets to Hometown (For foreigners only)
-The selected candidate with foreign nationality, shall have two round-tickets to Home town per year (up to 4,000,000 KRW)
Private Health Insurances
-Marsh private health insurance provided, including basic medical reimbursements
Extensive annual paid leave and holidays
-The selected candidate shall have 35 days paid annual leave per year.
-ADDITIONAL holiday from Christmas to New Year.