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Research & Teaching Assistant (PhD candidate) – Ghent University Global Campus, Korea

Ghent University Global Campus
Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) is an integrated campus of Ghent University, Belgium, and the first European university to be part of the Incheon Global Campus (IGC) in Incheon, South Korea. Ghent University Global Campus currently offers Bachelor of Science programs in Molecular Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Food Technology. Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the world (ARWU 66th), and in the Life Sciences subjects taught at GUGC, Ghent University ranks even higher.
Please visit the Ghent University Global Campus homepages to learn more about our organization: http://www.ugent.be/globalcampus/en.
Job Summary
Full-Time Research & Teaching Assistant, PhD Candidate – Ghent University Global Campus
Department: Centre for Environmental and Energy Research
Degree: Master in (or closely related area): Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology, Environmental/Chemical Engineering.
Contract:  2-year fixed contract term (Max. 2 years X 3 times)
Occupancy rate: 100%
Vacancy Type: Research & Teaching Assistant (AAP)
Last application date: 22 September 2021 (Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate)
Starting date: 01 October 2021 (negotiable)
Scientific Supervisor: Prof. dr. ir. Di Wu
(Sample Publications are referred to ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4293-5034 and/or Scopus https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57043878600)
Job Position
Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a Research & Teaching Assistant, PhD Candidate in the Center of Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) at Ghent University Global Campus, starting from 01 October 2021 (open to negotiation). It concerns a 2-year full-time position for a renewable period of maximum of 6 years.
The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Di Wu at the Center of Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) of the Ghent University Global Campus in Korea. However, s/he will also work with a co-supervisor at the home campus in Ghent, Belgium. The candidate will be able to spend time at the home campus in Ghent. For non-Korean applicants, free student accommodation and a yearly travel budget are foreseen. Ghent University Global Campus is an equal opportunities employer.
Job Qualification (Profile of the Candidate)
  1. Hold, or expect to hold, by 01 October 2021, an MSc degree in one of the following disciplines: Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology, Environmental/Chemical Engineering.
  2. Have solid lab experimental experiences; have publication(s) in environmental science and technologies is a plus.
  3. Have an excellent command of English (a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT test or 6.5 IELTS test), and good academic writing and presentation skills.
  4. At least 3 years working experience for obtaining an entry visa to South Korea (not required for Master student with Korean nationals or the candidate obtained Master in South Korea)
  5. Team spirit and inquisitive, self-motive attitude as well as independent learning/research ability are essential.
Job Description
  1. Conduct research in the area of Environmental Biotechnology for Waste(water) Treatment and Resource Recovery, including but not limited to the following emerging topics: advanced anaerobic biotechnology (e.g. sulfur-cycle, anammox), aerobic granular sludge process, (bio)electrochemical system for liquid/solid treatment, and recovering high-value bioactive chemicals from biomass, plus the analysis of energy/electron transfer and molecular (bio)transformation and microbial assembly theories in the abovementioned environmental engineering system. The detailed PhD training plan will be explored upon the background and interests of the individual candidate.
  2. To finalize the doctoral thesis within the given period with good publications; Assist his/her supervisors with tasks in ongoing and future R&D projects.
  3. Assist her/his supervisor(s) in teaching undergraduate courses and training student internship and Master students at Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea. The workload of teaching will be about 30% - it should note that the teaching skills are particularly important for a good scholar
Selection Criteria
  1. Scientific background and knowledge
  2. Educational experiences
Application Documents
  1. Motivation letter (1-page)
  2. Full resume (CV), including at least 2 references’ contact
  3. Copy of the BSc and MSc degrees
  4. Transcripts (overview of study results and ranking)
  5. A PDF version of the Master’s Thesis (and the publications, if have)
The documents must be merged into a single PDF file (<10MB) and sent to di.wu@ghent.ac.kr (subject line: Full-time PhD Position in the Center of Environmental and Energy Research). The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application.
Application Process and Interview
  1. Interviews (in-person or online) will take place in stages from the first available time.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate.
We reserve the right to hold applications on file for potential future job openings.
For submission of your file and any inquiries, please contact us via e-mail: gugc_hr@ghent.ac.kr
Selection Process
  1. CV Screening -> Interview -> (Option) writing research proposal -> Internal committee -> Approval -> Acceptance Notice to the candidate selected. 
Compensation & Benefits for the candidate selected
  1. Basic Term of the Contract
  2. 2 year-contract term (Max. 2 years  X 3 times)
  1. Salary
-starts from Annual Base Salary of 27,375,000 KRW (Monthly Salary of 2,281,250 KRW, Gross)
  1. Bonuses
-Additional two bonuses in June (92% of monthly salary) and December (100% monthly salary)
  1. Housing unit or Housing Allowance
A single unit of Dormitory operated by Incheon Global Campus (IGC) is provided for foreigners.
If the selected candidate is a permanent resident holder or has a Korean nationality, the housing unit shall not be provided by IGC, but the Housing Allowance of 725,000 KRW monthly.
  1. Two round-tickets to Hometown (For foreigners only)
-The selected candidate with foreign nationality, shall have two round-tickets to Home town per year (up to 4,000,000 KRW)
  1. Private Health Insurances
-Marsh private health insurance provided, including basic medical reimbursements
  1. Extensive annual paid leave and holidays
- The selected candidate shall have 35 days paid annual leave per year.
- Additional holiday from Christmas (Dec 25) to New Year (Jan 1).