Process Engineer

Last application date
Dec 18, 2017 23:59
Limited duration
Master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other equivalent Master level degrees
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET) at Ghent University is a worldwide recognized top centre for wastewater treatment and microbial technology. The team at CMET comprises about 90 engineers and scientists, and a key aim is to train creative and resourceful engineers within a circular economy context.

We are looking for a talented engineer to work on challenging projects, including the conversion of CO2 to organic products and the treatment of wastewater, in the framework of several projects with industrial partners.

We offer you a two-year appointment, yearly renewable after positive evaluation, starting on 1 February 2018 at the earliest. Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale WM1. More information is available on the UGent website. All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, including 39 days of paid leave, both public transport and bike travel reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all UGent fringe benefits can be found on the following website (in Dutch).

Profile of the candidate

- You hold a Master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other equivalent Master level degrees. If you apply for this position, you know what a loading rate, a removal efficiency and an energetic efficiency mean.

- You are interested in process development, particularly in the context of wastewater treatment and bioproduction.

- You are a hands-on engineer, with aptitude for change (as the work is very diverse).

- You are highly motivated, capable of working independently, have excellent interpersonal skills and are a good team player.

- You have good command of Dutch and English (both at least CEFR-level B2).

- Experience is valued but not essential.

How to apply

Please send your application by email (with ‘Process Engineer” as a subject/header of your message) to , before December 18th 2017 at 23.59 pm. Make sure you include the following documents with your application:

- Application letter

- CV, including an overview of study results (merged into one file of maximum 5 MB)

- A transcript of the required degree

- For diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if you already have it)


We do not accept applications that lack (one of) the above-mentioned documents.


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