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13 Apr 2024

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PhD Project
Ghent University Global Campus

Full time junior teaching and research assistant in Immunology

13 Apr 2024

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Position Description

– Last application date: April 30th , 2018.
– Department: Biomedical Research Centre BMRC, Ghent University Global Campus.
– Contract: 1 year contract, renewable (max. 4 years).
– Degree: A Master of Science degree, or equivalent, with a strong background in Immunology.
– Three year work experience is required by the Korean regulator.
– Occupancy rate: 100%.
– Vacancy type: Academic Assisting Staff.

Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (GUGC-K) has a vacancy for a position of junior teaching and research assistant, starting from June 15th 2018. It concerns a temporary full-time position for a renewable period of max. 4 years.

Profile of the candidate:
 You hold a Master of Science degree, or equivalent, with a strong background in Immunology;
 You have three years of proven work experience;
 You have laboratory experience in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics;
 You are willing to work with experimental animal models, will obtain the necessary permits do work inde-pendently in this field, and are dedicated to respect all ethical requirements and standards that are part of this work;
 You are highly motivated to conduct scientific research in an independent manner as part of obtaining a PhD degree;
 You have a strong self-learning ability and a creative and inquisitive attitude;
 You have an excellent academic track record, proven teaching experience, an excellent command of English, and good academic writing and presentation skills;
 You have strong didactic and communicative skills and a large interest in providing and supporting academic education.

Job description:
 You design and perform high-quality scientific research related to the interaction between the immune system and microbial (pathogenic) organisms or their components. The PhD will focus on inflammatory responses induced by trypanosome parasites and include the transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of key immunomodulatory and effector cells, mainly granulocytes and NK cells. Bioinformatics data analysis will be key to the completion of this PhD. Knowledge of biochemical pathways that govern host-pathogen interactions is a prerequisite to the start of this PhD;
 You publish your research results in peer-reviewed international journals and actively participates in (in-ter)national conferences;
 You teach undergraduate practical courses at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea. Your task in education support will be mainly required for courses in Immunology, Molecular Biological Analysis, Microbiology, and Biochemistry.

Starting date: June 15th 2018.

GUGC-Korea is the first campus of Ghent University outside Belgium. This brand new campus is located in Incheon, South-Korea. GUGC-Korea integrates educational and research facilities in a single building. Ghent University has the ambition to organize a first-rate, truly European education in Asia and to develop excellent research in the fields of Molecular biotechnology, Environmental and Food technology.

The terms of employment at GUGC-Korea are comparable to those at the campus in Ghent. However, free student accommodation and a yearly travel budget are foreseen. GUGC-Korea is an equal opportunities employer. This position allows promising scientists to carry out research for a period of 4 years. If successful, a PhD degree diploma will be obtained from Ghent University, Belgium.

How to Apply

Applications should be sent no later than May 15th, 2018 by email to with application and motivation letter, CV, copies of degrees and proof of employment (certified English translations where applicable), an overview of the study results attached, and three reference letters. In case you did not graduate from an English-language MSc program or did not graduate from an EU education institution, a proof of English language proficiency should be included. Please merge all documents into one PDF file. A PDF version of the master’s thesis might be requested in a later stage. The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application.

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €20'000 - €30'000.