PhD Candidate at University of Ghent

Applications are invited for a PhD position in polymers to join University of Ghent. Applicants should apply before November 30, 2018.

The Laboratory of Protistology & Aquatic Ecology (Ghent University) is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate to investigate the role of estuarine plankton in the dynamics of exopolymeric carbon pools and the flocculation of suspended sediments. The successful candidate will combine field and laboratory experiments using state-of-the art observational and -omics technologies to understand the role of key microbial species and processes in the formation of exopolymeric substances (EPS) and transparent exopolymeric particle (TEP) aggregates, and their effect on aggregate stability.

All applications must be received no later than 30/11/2018 at 23:59 (CET) at anja. hondekyn@ugent.

You will get a confirmation e-mail as soon as we have received your application.

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. Wim Vyverman (, 09/264 85 01) or prof. Koen Sabbe (, 09/264 85 11).


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