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[Job Vacancy] PhD candidate (Research & Teaching Assistant) – Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (~Jan 21, 2022)
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Research & Teaching Assistant (PhD candidate) – 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 Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology. Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the world (ARWU ranking), and in the top 100 for the subjects Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences (QS ranking). Ghent University Global Campus is an equal opportunities employer.
Please visit the Ghent University Global Campus homepages to learn more about our organization: http://www.ugent.be/globalcampus/en.
Job Summary
Full-Time Research & Teaching Assistant, PhD Candidate – Ghent University Global Campus

Department: Centre for Environmental and Energy Research

Degree: Master in Environmental/Chemical Engineering (or closely related area)

Contract:  1 year fixed-term contract, renewable upon evaluation (Max. 4 years)

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Research & Teaching Assistant (AAP)

Last application date: 21 Jan 2022 (Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate)

Starting date: 21 Feb 2022 (negotiable)

Scientific Supervisor: Prof. dr. ir. Di Wu
(Di Wu’s group (http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4293-5034) is hiring 1-2 TA/PhD who has microbiome research or biological/electrochemical process background, for pursuing two themes of research works – Th1, Water-Energy Sustainability for unlocking the potential of alternative water resource for (non)potable reuse; Th2: Sustainable Engineering of Molecular/Microbes (SEM) for waste(water) valorization. The candidate will conduct research under the large-scale cross institutional collaboration project, among UGent-TUDelft-HKUST (see project details: https://wwrf.hkust.edu.hk/).

 Job Position
Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a Research & Teaching Assistant, PhD Candidate in the Center of Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) at Ghent University Global Campus, starting from 21 Feb 2022 (open to negotiation). It concerns a 1-year full-time position for a renewable period of maximum of 4 years.
The candidate will mainly work at the Center of Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) of the Ghent University Global Campus in Korea. However, s/he will also work with a co-supervisor at the home campus CAPTURE (https://capture-resources.be/) in Ghent, Belgium.

Job Qualification (Profile of the Candidate)
  1. Hold, or expect to hold, by 21 Feb 2022 (negotiable), an Master degree in one of the following disciplines: Environmental/Chemical Engineering or Bioengieering.
  2. Have solid and relevant lab experimental experiences; have publication(s) in environmental science and technologies is a plus.
  3. Have an excellent command of English (e.g. a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 IELTS test), and good academic writing and presentation skills.
  4. At least 3 years working experience for obtaining an entry visa to South Korea (not required for Master student with Korean nationals or the candidate obtained Master in South Korea)
  5. Team spirit and inquisitive, self-motive attitude as well as independent learning/research ability are essential; can take leadership among team members.
Job Description
  1. To conduct research in the area of Environmental Bioprocess and Biotechnology for Waste(water) Treatment and Resource Recovery, including the following topics: advanced anaerobic biotechnology (e.g. AnMBR, Anammox, Microbiome), aerobic granular sludge process and high-value bioactive chemicals recovery, (bio)electrochemical system for water treatment and resource recovery. The detailed PhD training plan will be explored upon the background and interests of the individual candidate;
  2. To finalize the doctoral thesis within the given period with good publications;
  3. To assist his/her supervisors with tasks in ongoing and future R&D projects;
  4. Assist her/his supervisor(s) in teaching undergraduate courses and training student internship and Master students at Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea. The workload of teaching will be about 30%.
Selection Criteria
  1. Scientific background and knowledge
  2. Educational experiences
Application Documents
  1. Motivation letter (1-page)
  2. Full resume (CV), including at least 2 references’ contact
  3. Copy of the certificates and transcripts for eduction  
  4. Transcripts (overview of study results and ranking)
  5. Others (subjected to the supervisor’s requirement in the later stage)
The documents shall be merged into a single PDF file (<10MB) and sent to di.wu@ghent.ac.kr (Subject line: Full-time PhD Position in the CEER).
Please kindly noted only the selected candidate(s) will be contacted for the next step.

Application Process and Interview
  1. Interviews (in-person or online) will take place in stages from the first available time.
  2. 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 e-mail: gugc_hr@ghent.ac.kr

Selection Process
  1. CV Screening -> Interview (Oral evaluation and written evaluation) -> Internal committee -> Approval -> Acceptance Notice to the candidate selected. 
Compensation & Benefits for the candidate selected

1. Basic Term of the Contract
    - 1 year-contract term (renewable upon committee’s evaluation, Max. 4 years)

2. Salary
    - starts from Annual Base Salary of 27,375,000 KRW (Monthly Salary of 2,281,250 KRW, Gross)

3. Bonuses
    - Additional two bonuses in June (92% of monthly salary) and December (100% monthly salary)

4. Housing unit or Housing Allowance
    - A single unit of Dormitory operated by Incheon Global Campus (IGC) is provided for foreigners.
      If the selected candidate is a permanent resident holder or has a Korean nationality, the housing unit shall not be provided by IGC, but the Housing Allowance of 725,000 KRW monthly.

5. Two round-tickets to Hometown (For foreigners only)
    - The selected candidate with foreign nationality, shall have two round-tickets to Home town per year

6. Private Health Insurances
    - Marsh private health insurance provided, including basic medical reimbursements

7. Extensive annual paid leave and holidays
    - The selected candidate shall have 35 days paid annual leave per year.
    - Additional holiday from Christmas (Dec 25) to New Year (Jan 1). "End"