Post-doctoral assistant department Geology

Job title: Post-doctoral assistant department Geology


Location: Gand, Flandre-Orientale

Job Description: Offer Description→ Apply until 25/06/2024 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
→ Faculty of Sciences
→ Department WE13 – Geology
→ AAP temporary appointment – 100%
→ Number of openings: 1
→ Reference number: 202404/WE13/DA/007ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITYGhent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 15.000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.YOUR TASKS

  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level, and you will be responsible for teaching the courses ‚Groundwater Chemistry‘, ‚Environmental Impact Assessment‘ and ‚Scientific Communication on Sustainable Land Management‘
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation
  • You will counsel doctoral students


  • You hold a doctoral degree (Doctor of Science: Geology, or a subject considered relevant by the selection committee)
  • The degree requirement needs to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted
  • You have already conducted research within the field of hydrogeology and hydrogeophysics
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher during your doctorate
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programmes
  • You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English and Dutch


  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term
  • Your appointment will start on 1 September 2024 at the earliest
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc.

INTERESTED?Apply online through the e-recruitment systembefore the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‚Cv‘: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‚Cover letter‘: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‚Diploma‘: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages
  • In the field ‚Certificate of equivalence‘: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted (if already in your possession, if not, you need to be able to provide proof that you have applied for a certificate of equivalence at the start of your appointment). The certificate can be requested via

. For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not requiredNote that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.MORE INFORMATIONFor more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Marc De Batist ( , +32 09/264 45 87).Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read the or contact us via or +32 9 264 34 36RequirementsResearch Field Chemistry Years of Research Experience 4 – 10Research Field Environmental science Years of Research Experience 4 – 10Research Field Physics Years of Research Experience 4 – 10Additional InformationWebsite for additional job detailsWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute Ghent University Country Belgium City Ghent Postal Code 9000 Street Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33Where to apply WebsiteContact CityGhent WebsitePostal Code9000STATUS: EXPIRED


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