- Country: Belgium
- Deadline: March 31, 2021
- Discipline: Master degree in microbiology, environmental engineering, bioscience engineering or equivalent
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Background and experience
- Scientific researcher: A Master degree in microbiology, environmental engineering, bioscience engineering or equivalent, completed before the start date of the position, with excellent grades.
- Experience in the field of wastewater treatment, applied microbiology, microbial ecology, anaerobic digestion or fermentations will be greatly appreciated. Scientific knowledge and skills
- Knowledge of bio-process engineering and microbiology.
- Hands on experience in microbial cultivation.
- Ability to rigorously design experiments and to perform experiments under well-controlled conditions.
- Ability to work with analytics, such as IC & GC, as well as experience with microbial analyses.
- Ability to rigorously design and perform experiments in a result-oriented and thorough manner.
- Ability to perform in-depth and critical data analysis.
- Ability to communicate through high-quality scientific channels, e.g. WoS publications (A1).
Personal knowledge and skills
- A strong interest in inter/multi-disciplinary applied science.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with team members from different backgrounds and in different research areas.
- Excellent skills for time management and the ability to meet objectives within strictly set deadlines.
- Good oral and written communication skills in English are strictly required (C1 level).
- Demonstrated ability to work efficiently.
- Outcome focused, hands-on mentality.
- Willingness to travel internationally for project meetings and conferences.
- Willingness to apply for scholarships to obtain additional funding.
How to apply
APPLICATION PROCESS Submission and closing date Applications must be sent via email to cmet.recruitment@UGent.be as pdf or word documents, with in the subject line mentioning “Granular_PhD”.
Final closing date is March 31st 2021 (23h59 CET), but applications will be regularly reviewed prior to the deadline, hence, early application is recommended.
1. Cover Letter. The cover letter should include the position reference, your contact address and telephone number. It is an opportunity -in not more than one page- to introduce yourself and highlight the key reasons you should be considered for the role, taking into account the required skills.
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae. A resume is a brief history of your employment and experience that covers the following areas:
- Educational qualifications and professional affiliations that detail the full title of the qualification, the year awarded and the title of the institution attended;
- Employment history in chronological order, starting with current position and specifying dates of employment, title of each position, name of employer, main duties or accountabilities and achievements;
- Research fields and current interests, publications (full list as attachment with three most significant marked with an asterisk, also indicating impact factors and Quartiles according to Web of Science), research grants awarded.
- The names and contact details (address, telephone, e-mail) of three referees, including if possible a senior person (preferably your supervisor, manager or head of organisational unit) closely associated with your current work. A referee must be able to comment on your work experience, skills and performance with respect to the selection criteria.
3. Selection Criteria. A statement addressing how each of the selection criteria has been met is required to assist the Selection Committee determine whether you have the relevant qualifications, knowledge/skills, experience and personal qualities.
More information regarding this position: cmet.recruitment@UGent.be