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Doctoral fellow

Doctoral fellow

Last application date: Aug 01, 2022
Department: LA21 - Department of Plants and Crops
Contract: Limited duration
Degree: You hold a Master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering (cell and gene biotechnology, or agriculture) or Sciences (biotechnology, biochemistry or biology)
Occupancy rate: 100%
Vacancy type: Research staff

Doctoral fellow

  • Vacancy

Job description

  • You investigate the molecular mechanism of light-regulated adventitious root development.
  • You study the behavior of in vitro grown mutants and transgenics (genome editing).
  • You analyze the expression of key signaling gene using reporters and transcriptomics.
  • You are interested in fundamental and applied research.
  • You contribute to teaching (practical courses) and the functioning of the research group.

Job profile

  • You have a good knowledge of molecular biology, biotechnology and genetics.
  • You understand techniques such as genome editing, transcriptome analysis and tissue culture.
  • You are able to perform statistical analyses independently.
  • You enjoy working with advanced microscopes and molecular biology.
  • You seek challenges and have a good capacity for creative problem solving.
  • You have a critical mindset and are eager to learn.
  • You are a good communicator and wish to become dive into the world of scientific research and discovery as part an international team.

How to apply

Please submit your application by email to research group HortiCell ( before 1 August 2022.

Applications must be submitted in English and should include a copy of your CV, your academic transcripts and a separate motivation letter (max. 1 page) describing your research interests, skills and motivation to apply for the position.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Danny Geelen (, +32 479940252) or Steffen Vanneste (