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[Job Vacancy] Doctor-Assistant/Full-time Post-doctoral researcher in Immunology and Molecular Biology
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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 post-doctoral researcher – Ghent University Global Campus
Department:  Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology (KR01)
Degree: PhD in Science, Biotechnology or Bio-engineering, with a thesis covering one of the fields: Immunology and/or Molecular Biology.
Contract: maximum 6-year contract (2 + 2 +2)
Occupancy rate: 100%
Vacancy Type: Doctor-assistant
Last application date: 30 September 2023
Starting date: 01 January 2024
Job Position
Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a full-time post-doctoral research position, starting from August, 2023. It concerns a 6-year (maximum) full-time position.
The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Radwanska at the Biomedical Research Center. The selected candidate is expected to guide ongoing PhD projects, teach undergraduate practical courses, design and perform high-quality scientific research at Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea.
A research proposal has to be submitted. The laboratory has a long-standing history of infectious diseases Immunology with a strong focus on vaccine related research. Candidates are asked to propose an innovative research project in the field of Medical Biotechnology based on recent publications of the laboratory. Submission of such project is mandatory in order to be considered as an eligible candidate.
Doctor-assistant tasks include:
Practical course support:
⬧ Providing oversight for students during exercise sessions and practical courses of Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Animal Biology;
⬧        Organization of exercise sessions and practical courses;
⬧        Support and supervision during examination sessions;
Research center support:
⬧        Execution of research center projects;
⬧        Applying for research grants at the National and International level;
⬧        Providing support and supervision to ongoing BSc, MSc, and PhD projects;
⬧        Support for laboratory experiments and facility;
⬧        Management of the laboratory stocks and inventories.
Required Skills
⬧     PhD in Sciences, Biotechnology or Bio-engineering with MSc thesis covering one of the fields: Immunology and/or Molecular Biology.
⬧        Background knowledge of vaccinology.
⬧       Background   knowledge   of   Immunology   and   host-parasite   interactions. Knowledge of T. brucei experimental models will be considered a crucial asset.
⬧        Knowledge of NGS technologies and in particular scRNA-seq and   bioinformatics data processing   pipelines are mandatory.
⬧        Basic knowledge of Biochemistry.
⬧        Proof of past teaching experience and practical course guidance.
⬧        Strong English communication and presentation skills in both speaking and writing.
⬧         Knowledge of the Korean language is an asset, as it 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 work flexible working hours from time to time and participate in events outside of regular working hours can be required.
Application Documents
❖    Motivation letter and maximum 2 page research project related to the advertised position and research conducted currently in the lab.
❖    Full resume (CV), including at least 3 references.
❖    Copy of the PhD degree (a PDF copy of the PhD can be submitted during the selection procedure).
❖    Transcripts (overview of study results).
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 and Prof. Dr. Magdalena Radwanska, Magdalena.Radwanska@ghent.ac.kr (subject line:  Full-time Doctor- Assistant).
Application Process and Interview
⬧        Interviews will take place on line and in two stages.
We reserve the right to hold applications on file for potential future job openings.