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Role Department Location

Interactive and participatory methods researcher

Master diploma
Social Sciences Unit Merelbeke application deadline
Sunday 11 August 2024

Technical project supporter Digitalization in the agrifood sector

Master diploma
Technology and Food Science Unit Merelbeke application deadline
Sunday 11 August 2024

PhD student in Agroforestry and Carbon Storage

Master diploma
Plant Sciences Unit Merelbeke application deadline
Sunday 25 August 2024

PhD position: exploring genome dominance and genetic networks as drivers for polyploidy breeding

Master diploma
Plant Sciences Unit Melle application deadline
Wednesday, August 21, 2024


  • Work among green surroundings in Merelbeke/Melle or in a busy port area in Ostend
  • Meaningful work with attention for sustainability
  • Societally relevant centers of expertise and living labs
  • Working together with friendly and interesting colleagues in an open, communicative culture based on trust
  • Attention for internal networking with regular internal events
  • A dynamic work environment with room for self-development
  • An international work environment that is still strongly locally anchored
  • The ILVO vehicles and machinery include several electric cars and bikes for use by employees
  • Charging poles for electric cars are available at every ILVO site
  • Green commuting (public transportation and biking) is reimbursed; meal checks and hospitalization insurance are provided

They are ILVO

ILVO as employer

ILVO has an open, communicative culture based on mutual trust and meaningful work. ILVO colleagues work on solutions for societal challenges within the inspiring environment of an open food landscape and a bustling port.

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ILVO as a mission-driven organization

ILVO performs applied research for an agro-food system that is HEALTHY in every way. Positive, proactive, professional, working together and being an example are the 5 values that guide ILVO employees in they way they approach their work.

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