Vacancy Campus Schoonmeersen (Gent) : Post-doctoral Assistant

(30-01-2024) Assistant academic staff - 100% - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering - BW23 - Food Technology, Safety and Health

    →   Apply until 27/02/2024 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
    →   Department BW23 - Food Technology, Safety and Health
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 202401/BW23/SA/001


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 15,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.




  • You spend at least 70% of your assignment on applied scientific research in the field of processing cereals and small-seed crops for humans and animals.
  • You help to develop the research line, you participate actively in the research, write project proposals and publish research results (papers,…)
  • You supervise PhD students.
  • You actively participate in the education at bachelor and master level as (co-)lecturer and are part of the team of assistants and education supervisors of the department.
  • You supervise students in the context of internships, bachelor's and/or master's theses.
  • You actively participate in the department's services.




  • You are holder of a doctoral thesis degree.
  • For degrees obtained outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence from NARIC must be submitted. The diploma requirements must be met on the date of appointment.
  • You have already conducted research in the field of processing technology of cereals and/or other seed crops and have a good knowledge of the physical and chemical quality aspects of derived products for human and/or animal nutrition.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher during your doctoral research.
  • You have relevant peer-reviewed scientific publications in international and national scientific journals in the research domain, which have a wide distribution.
  • A good knowledge of the sector is highly recommended.
  • You have a keen interest in student supervision in academic training.
  • You are open to innovation.




  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term Your appointment will start on 1 May 2024 at the earliest
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits




Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.


Your application must include the following documents:


  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted (if already in your possession, if not, you need to be able to provide proof that you have applied for a certificate of equivalence at the start of your appointment). The certificate can be requested via For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required


Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.


As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.




For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Mia Eeckhout (;  +32 09/2432481).

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read the FAQ or contact our helpdesk ( - tel. 09/264 98 98).