PhD Student

Last application date
Oct 20, 2023 00:00
FW03 - Department of Bio-Analysis
Limited duration
Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience Engineering or equivalent
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

In the framework of the ERC Starting Grant-project HUMYCO ( Marthe De Boevre - HuMyco — Ghent University (, a predoctoral fellowship (11m) is available for a highly motivated scientist at the Centre of Excellence in Mycotoxicology & Public Health (FW03) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Marthe De Boevre. This position is a preparatory phase for the application of a PhD position in the framework of the ERC-project HUMYCO where chronic exposure to multiple mycotoxins is hypothesized to be associated with a higher risk to develop human cancers. The trajectory comprises the development of analytical methodologies for a different set of (biological) matrices methodologies based on solid-phase extraction, high resolution mass spectrometry and gas chromatography, covering stages of method development, optimization, validation and sample analysis. Resulting methodologies will form the backbone of the ERC-project regarding human health.

Job profile

  • You hold a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience in mass spectrometric techniques and/or gas chromatography is an asset but not a requisite.
  • You have a multi-disciplinary mindset.
  • You have a passion for experimental research and are able to conduct, analyze and report experiments independently.
  • You are highly motivated and result oriented.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative fashion.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter in which you specify why you are interested in the position and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate (400 words max), a full CV, a full transcript of records to date (degrees and grade list) and a list of at least 2 contact persons (with name, e-mail, address, phone number) for letters of reference to (one PDF document): prof. dr. Marthe De Boevre ( and dr. Tess Goessens ( before October 20th, 2023 with email subject [PhD ERC HUMYCO – name applicant]. Top-ranked candidates will be invited for interviews.