PhD position: Green Chemistry and Technology 862 views

The Department of Green Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University are seeking a talented and highly motivated PhD student for an initial 2-year position at the SynBioC research group.

About the position:

  • The position is created in the frame of an FWO funded project, BIO2BIO, that aims to generate biostimulants and biopesticides from organic waste streams.
  • BIO2BIO will establish a screening platform compiled of a large array of in vitro, greenhouse and field bioassays that test for environmental toxicity, biostimulant and biopesticide activity, unique in its kind.
  • The aim is to determine the active ingredients and their mechanism of action by transcriptome and metabolome analysis.
  • The candidate will join a consortium of researchers from UGent, KULeuven, ILVO and VITO who are partner in the BIO2BIO project.
  • In this PhD-project, selected bioactive extracts will be investigated in greater detail using state of the art bioactivity-guided fractionation and chemical structure analysis with the aim to identify principle ingredients at the molecular level.


  • Applicant must hold Master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related disciplines with distinction
  • Background in analytical organic chemistry, extraction, purification technologies and identification of biomolecules, or in organic synthesis and analysis
  • Ability to perform in-depth and critical data analysis
  • Applicant must have good computer and data management skills
  • Strong motivation for scientific research is required
  • Good knowledge of English for scientific discussions and written and oral communication
  • Willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries, in close collaboration with the other project members
  • Team player with a strong sense of autonomy, responsibility and hands-on mentality
  • Willingness to apply for scholarships to obtain additional funding

How to apply

Submit the following documents by email to

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Names and contacts from at least 2 references
  • Copy of diploma’s and transcripts of records
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Ghent University
Country Belgium
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas

Bioscience Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1st November 2019

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