Doctoral fellow

Last application date
Jun 01, 2024 00:00
DI07 - Department of Veterinary and Biosciences
Limited duration
Master's degree in biotechnology, medicine, veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, biology or related
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

Vacancy for a PhD fellow on the BOF-GOA project "Restoring fertility by the 3R approach : rejuvenating, replacing or reconstructing the oocyte"
In this GOA project, the cause of reduced oocyte quality in women aged between 35 and 45 years will be investigated. Therefore animal models such as bovine, horse and mouse will be used, as well as human material, to identify the problem, and offer possible solutions in a later stage. To this end, there is intensive cooperation between the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Health Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Are you looking for a challenging job for the next 4 years? Are you fascinated by research and interested in genetic research related to animal and human infertility issues? We are specifically looking for someone for the GOA part “Genetic analyses of bovine, equine and mouse embryos, identification of small ncRNAs in extracellular vesicles of biological fluids and culture media.”
Would you like to work in an international team (all communication is in English) with other passionate researchers and postdocs? Then you might be the right candidate to apply for this job!

Job profile

You have a scientific attitude and hold a European Master's degree in biotechnology, medicine, veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, biology or related … by September 2024. High degrees and hands on experience with molecular genetic techniques serve as a recommendation but are not mandatory. We are especially searching for a motivated, flexible and engaged team player. Master students in their final year which will graduate by September 2024 are encouraged to apply.


  • We offer a full-time position as a doctoral fellow, consisting of an initial period of 12 months, which - after a positive evaluation, will be extended to a total maximum of 48 months.
  • Your contract will start on 1 September 2024 at the earliest.
  • The fellowship amount is 100% of the net salary of an AAP member in equal family circumstances. The individual fellowship amount is determined by the Department of Personnel and Organization based on family status and seniority. A grant that meets the conditions and criteria of the regulations for doctoral fellowships is considered free of personal income tax. Click here for 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 holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).

How to apply

Are you interested? Then send an e-mail with your CV and application letter to by the 1st of June 2024. The contract will start from 1st of September 2024, but the starting date can be flexible depending on availability or preference of the selected candidate.