Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science - Ghent University Global Campus, Korea
Last application date
Mar 31, 2019 23:59
KR01 - Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology
Master degree in one of the following: statistics, (applied) mathematics, computer science, or electrical engineering
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 62nd), 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/en and http://www.ghent.ac.kr.
+ Assist his/her supervisors in teaching undergraduate courses at Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (statistics, bioinformatics, and/or mathematics).
+ Conduct (applied) research in the area of machine learning, with a particular focus on applications in plant biotechnology and plant phenotyping, (for example, but not limited to) furthering existing research lines with regards to 3D modeling of rice plants in a greenhouse setting(e.g., plant growth analysis, plant modeling, …).
+ Assist his/her supervisors with tasks in ongoing and future R&D projects.
Job Summary: Full-Time PhD Position - Ghent University Global Campus
+ Department: Department of Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology (KR01) and Department of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics (WE02)
+ Degree: Master degree in one of the following: statistics, (applied) mathematics, computer science, or electrical engineering
+ Contract: 2-year contract, renewable (max. 6 years)
+ Occupancy rate: 100%
+ Vacancy Type: Assistant Academic Staff
+ Last application date: March 31, 2019 (Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate)
+ Starting date: May 1, 2019 (negotiable)
Profile of the candidate
Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea, has a vacancy for a PhD position in the area of biotech data science, starting from May 1, 2019 (open to negotiation). It concerns a 2-year full-time position for a renewable period of maxium 6 years.
The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Arnout Van Messem and Prof. Stephen Depuydt at the Center for Biotech Data Science of the Ghent University Global Campus in Korea. S/he will also be assigned a co-supervisor at the home campus in Ghent, Belgium. In addition, the candidate will be able to spend time at the home campus in Ghent during his/her PhD studies. For non-Korean applicants, free student accomodation and a yearly travel budget are foreseen. Ghent University Global Campus is an equal opportunities employer.
Profile of the Candidate
+ Hold, or expect to hold, by September 2019, an MSc degree in one of the following disciplines: statistics, (applied) mathematics, computer science, or electrical engineering. Exceptional candidates from other science/engineering backgrounds will also be considered.
+ Have a strong statistical background, a good knowledge of mathematics, and a high level of comfort with computer programming (e.g., C/C++ and/or Python).
+ Be highly motivated to conduct (applied) research in the area of machine learning.
+ Experience with machine learning/computer vision tools (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, OpenCV) is a plus.
+ Experience with R is a plus.
+ Have an excellent academic track record.
+ Have an excellent command of English (a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT test), both written and orally.
+ Knowledge of the Korean language is a plus.
+ Possess good academic writing and presentation skills.
+ Have at least 3 years of relevant work experience in case the candidate does not have the Korean nationality (visa requirement Korean government).
+ Have the willingness to work flexible hours if needed and occasionally participate in events outside of the regular working hours.
How to apply
+ Motivation letter
+ Full resume (CV), including at least 2 references
+ Copy of the BSc and MSc degrees
+ Transcripts (overview of study results)
+ A PDF version of the master's thesis may be requested at a later stage
All required documents must be submitted in English. The documents must be merged into a single PDF file and sent to Arnout.VanMessem@ghent.ac.kr (subject line: Full-time PhD Position in Biotech Data Science). The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application.
Recruitment Process and Interview
+ Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
+ Interviews will take place in stages from the first available time, possibly via Skype.
+ 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 email: Arnout.VanMessem@ghent.ac.kr.