Ghent University
PhD Researcher (4yr position) - Bioresource recovery from grass wastes retrieved from road side management
Ghent University
After decades of uninterrupted growth, Ghent University is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in the Low Countries with 36,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members.
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Application deadline: Jun 29
Location: Gent, Belgium
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PhD Researcher (4yr position) - Bioresource recovery from grass wastes retrieved from road side management

Last application date       Jun 29, 2018 17:00

Department                      LA24 - Department of Green Chemistry and Technology

Contract                           Limited duration

Degree                             Master level in applied biological sciences (agriculture, environmental technology, … )

Occupancy rate               100%

Vacancy Type                   Research staff

Job description

This position is part of a larger contingent of new recruitments of new staff members committed to research in research topics of projects in the BioRefine Cluster Europe. 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.

As part of an extensive European programme on nutrient recycling – from pilot production to farms and fields (INTERREG-2-SEAS GRASSIFICATION), we are recruiting a junior expert for a PhD degree at Ghent University (Belgium) . Research content This research focuses on assessing technical pathways to retrieve biobased resources such as fibres, minerals and organics for the production of biobased mineral fertilisers, and biocomposite materials. The research also examines potential combination of biomass refining with bio-energy production focusing on inclusion of biogas along the value chain. This research is conducted in collaboration with industrial and academic partners in the UK, the Netherlands and Flanders.

We offer

- Full-time employment for a period of 4 years

- Being embedded in a team of young dynamic experts from academia and industry

- Involvement in a European project (INTERREG-2-SEAS GRASSIFICATION) with research partners in Ireland, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium with possibility of mobility across partner countries to visit innovative nutrient recovery processes at practical industrial scale - An innovative and hot-topic research scope with clear practical applications

- Close supervision and guidance in conducting the planned research

- The possibility to develop a broad network

- Stimulation to self-improvement by encouraging participation in courses, workshops and conferences

- Career option (to be discussed with the selected candidate based on mobility/travel interests and research opportunities) :

for short or longer stays at partner organisations in Europe (wide range of options) and the possibility to obtain Dual Degree PhD from both institutes as a result of such an exchange.

Profile of the candidate

- You are interested in and motivated by the research topic, as well as in obtaining a PhD degree

- 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 degree

– Master level in applied biological sciences (agriculture, environmental technology,…)

How to apply

Send (A) CV and (B) motivation letter to eva.clymans@ugent.be and erik.meers@ugent.be before June, 29 17h (Central European Time) (put „GRASSIFICATION-PHD“ in the email title). Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the first two weeks of July.

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