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PhD student in Food Chemistry - Belgium  

Ghent University (company)


Posted on : 07 May 2017

Project Description

  • Degree: Master of Science degree with strong focus on chemistry, biochemistry or engineering. 
  • Our University Global Campus has a vacancy for a position of junior assistant. 
  • It concerns a temporary full-time position for a renewable period of max. 4 years.   

Profile of the candidate  
  • You hold or expect to hold by September 2017 a Master of Science degree with strong focus on chemistry, biochemistry or engineering. 
  • You have a good knowledge on chemistry, biochemistry and bioinformatics; 
  • Having practical laboratory experience in food chemistry, protein chemistry and isolation and characterization of proteins is an advantage; 
  • You are highly motivated to conduct scientific research in preparation of obtaining a PhD degree in the area of food chemistry, with special attention to food safety; 
  • You have an independent research and strong self-learning ability; a creative and inquisitive attitude is a must; 
  • You have strong didactic and communicative skills and a large interest in providing and supporting academic education; 
  • Educational experience and participation on extra-curriculum training, conferences,… is recommended; 
  • 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 
  • You design and perform high-quality scientific research related to the food and environmental proteomics, with the special emphasis of allergenic proteins in see food products the aim to deliver a doctoral thesis in the research field of food chemistry and technology. 
  • The scientific research includes both experimental lab work and the bioinformatics analysis of the acquired proteomics data; 
  • You publish your research results in peer-reviewed international journals and actively participate in (inter)national conferences; 
  • You assist your supervisor in teaching undergraduate chemistry and food-related courses at our University Global Campus.