Ghent University Global Campus, Korea has a vacancy for a position of junior assistant, starting from August 15, 2015. It concerns a temporary full-time position for a renewable period of two years.

Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (GUGC-K) is the first campus of Ghent University outside Belgium. This brand new campus is situated in Incheon, South-Korea. GUGC-K integrates educational and research facilities in a single building.

Ghent University has the ambition to organize a first-rate, truly European education in Asia and to develop excellent research in the fields of Molecular biotechnology, Environmental and Food technology. While the candidate will mainly work under the supervision ofProf. Shodhan Rao located at the campus in Korea, he/she will be co-supervised by Prof. Bernard de Baets located in Ghent.

The candidate will therefore have the opportunity to spend at least one month every summer at the campus in Ghent during the course of his/her PhD. The terms of employment at GUGC-K are comparable to those at the campus in Ghent. However free student accommodation and a yearly travel budget are foreseen.

Job description

  • to conduct research in the area of mathematical/systems biology particularly in the area of discretization of reaction-diffusion biochemical networks.
  • to assist his/her supervisor in teaching undergraduate mathematics courses at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea.

Starting date: 15th August 2015


  • hold or expect to hold by August 2015 a Master of Science in one of the following disciplines: mathematics, systems and control, bioscience engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering. Exceptional candidates from other science/engineering backgrounds will also be considered.
  • should have had a rigorous undergraduate mathematics training and in general a strong background in mathematics.
  • be highly motivated to conduct research in the area of applied mathematics, specifically in mathematical biology/chemistry.
  • should have an excellent academic track record.
  • knowledge of biology or chemistry at undergraduate level is preferable although not mandatory.

How to apply

Applications should be sent no later than June 7th , 2015 by email to with the application letter, the required transcripts (copies of degrees) and an overview of the study results attached (please merge all the documents in one file). The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application