Postdoctoral fellow

Last application date
Mar 05, 2021 12:00
Department
LA24 - Department of Green Chemistry and Technology
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
a relevant PhD degree in biobased sciences and/or bio-engineering
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy type
Research staff

Introduction

Ghent University (Belgium) is internationally one of the leading institutes in resource recovery and renewable resources. It is home to the BioRefine Cluster Europe (www.biorefine.eu), a network of international research and development projects with dedicated focus of guiding innovation towards applied market implementation.

Our research group at UGent consists out of 40 enthusiastic researchers. We are currently actively involved in 15 running European projects, several of which as lead partner. For fluent organisation of the management and execution of the research, the team currently relies on a management structure consisting postdocs and other supporting functions. In order to support the growing activities we enjoy in frame of circular economy research, we are looking to expand our R&D management structure.

Job description

We are looking for a dynamic postdoc / postdocs with management skills to support our growing team and management group on Bioresource Recovery. More specifically, we are looking for someone with hands-on experience in EU projects – ideally including managerial tasks in such projects.

In particular, we are looking for someone to take a proactive approach to the project management of the running H2020 NUTRI2CYCLE (www.nutri2cycle.eu) which we are leading as well as support the management of other H2020 projects that we are involved in (such as H2020-BIONANOPOLYS (https://particula-group.com/horizon-2020-project-bionanopolys/).

Job profile

  • You are interested in and motivated by Bioresource Recovery in the broad sense and biobased value chains related to residues & wastes from agro & food wastes.
  • You have mastered the English language, both in writing skills and oral presentations
  • You have the required communicative skills to interact independently with scientific community, business community and farming community
  • You have a relevant PhD degree in biobased sciences and/or bio-engineering
  • Over the last 3 years, you have been living outside of Belgium for at least 2 years.

We offer

  • Attractive salary as postdoctoral manager
  • Full-time employment for a period of 2 years, potentially extendable
  • Possibility to further develop your academic output, in alignment with the projects you manage & support
  • Embedding in a research group of young dynamic applied experts, consisting out of >30 motivated people
  • Integration in a strong, sociable management team of young highly skilled professionals
  • Involvement in European projects with research partners throughout Europe
  • An innovative hot-topic research scope with clear practical applications
  • The possibility to develop a broad network
  • Stimulation to self-improvement by encouraging participation in courses, workshops and conferences
  • After your Postdoctoral position in our group, you will have gained experienced in EU project management including interaction with EU officials and EU associations, considering our close proximity to the capital of Europe
  • Continued collaboration after your position at UGent : we maintain strong ties with all researchers coming and leaving our group, creating networking and collaboration opportunities for your further career

How to apply

Send the following documents to: sylvie.dewerte@ugent.be and erik.meers@ugent.be before Friday March 5, 17h (Central European Time) (put „BIORESOURCE-POSTDOC“ in the email title).

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the course of February with foreseen to start at the earliest convenience thereafter (based on candidate availability, but as soon as possible from our perspective).

  • (A) Professional résumé (CV), including a list of publications
  • (B) motivation letter, including (European) project management experience
  • (C) Confirmation of 2 years of residence and professional activity outside of Belgium within the last 3 years
  • (D) Documentation regarding your PhD and relevant activities thereafter