Animal Sciences Unit Doctoral fellow in Valorization of microalgae by-products

Do you have a passion for feed testing and poultry and an interest in bio-based applications in agriculture? Would you like to work within a European multi-partner research project with great social relevance? Do you like a varied job in which you can work both in depth and resultoriented? Then you are the colleague we are looking for!

Important information

  • Location: Melle
  • Contract type: Full-time
  • Diploma: Master diploma
  • Application deadline Wednesday 15 june 2022

Your capabilities

  • You have a Master's degree in Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent. Candidates from the final year of studies are also encouraged to apply.
  • If you hold a foreign degree then we will ask you to obtain equivalency recognition. You can apply for this at NARIC Flanders (NARIC-Vlaanderen).
  • You meet the generic conditions for carrying out a doctorate Doctoral grants: requirements and regulations - ILVO Vlaanderen
  • You have notions of physicochemical characterization of feed materials and nutritional aspects of animal feed.
  • You speak and write fluently in English.

Personal competencies

  • You have an analytical mind

  • You like to work in depth, but are still result oriented

  • You can communicate scientific results fluently and understandably to different target groups and within a large (international) team

  • You can work independently, but are also a team player

  • You like multidisciplinary research

Positive points

  • You have experience with working with microalgae and/or bioreactors

  • You have experience working with animals

  • You have an affinity with poultry farming or are strongly interested in this sector

  • You have a certificate in laboratory animal science

  • You have a driver’s license B (cars)

We offer

We offer you a 3-year PhD scholarship funded by ILVO’s Own Capital fund. The intention is to apply for additional funding for a 4th year.

  • The doctoral fellowship is initially granted for 1 year and can be extended to 3 (or 4) years after a favorable evaluation. The fellowship is free of personal income tax, but does contribute to your social security (e.g. pension).
  • The net fellowship amount at ILVO is €2,323.91 net (€2,673.31 gross) for the first 2 years. For the last 2 years it is €2,431.29 net (€2,796.83 gross). These amounts may differ from the equivalent amounts at Universities.
  • A varied, challenging and socially relevant job. You get a job with responsibility in a dynamic environment with attractive working conditions and development opportunities.

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Johan Robbens on a boat at a seaweed farm

Johan Robbens

ValgOrize project coordinator