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PhD Scholarship at University of Ghent

University of Ghent, Belgium is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in biotechnology. Applicants should apply before January 10, 2020.

The Laboratory of Microbiology (Protein Research Unit-Prof. Bart Devreese) is looking for a highly motivated PhD student for a project in the context of its project Enzymase. This is a Catalisti-ICON project funded by the flemish government (VLAIO) and is aiming for the development of enzyme technology to replace chemical catalysts in collaboration with chemical industry. The project involves production and engineering of industrially relevant enzymes, the development of assays and the use of biophysical methods (e.g. mass spectrometry) for studying their structure and stability. This work should lead to a Phd degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Apart of this scientific study, you will contribute (limited in time) in practical training of Bsc and Msc students Biochemistry-and Biotechnology. You will work in a stimulating environment and gain expertise in protein engineering, enzymology and analytical biochemistry. In addition, you will have access to cutting-edge technologies (e.g. mass spectrometry), personal career assistance and high level training courses. The position is immediately available.. The actual starting data is flexible, but preferably no later than February 15 2020. Students who graduate in July 2020 can apply, but preference might go to candidates that can start earlier.

You have a master’s degree in a relevant area (Biochemistry-Biotechnology, Bio-engineering, …).

You have a demonstrable interest in the field of protein engineering, enzymology and protein analytics.

You have practical experience with gene technology.

You have an independent, problem-solving, organized and result-oriented attitude.

You have the necessary social skills, flexibility and critical thinking to function in a multidisciplinary and international academic environment.

Competency of English (reading, writing, and speaking) is required.

Applications have to be sent in via email to bart.devreese@ugent.be at the latest on January 10, 2020.. The following documents should be attached: cover letter motivation letter copies of your MSc degree contact details of at least 2 persons. Please merge all documents into one PDF attachment.


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