Teaching and Research Assistant in Bioinformatics/Molecular Biology
Ghent University Korea
Korea, Republic of

Full-time Teaching and Research Assistant in Bioinformatics/Molecular Biology at the Biomedical Research Center of Ghent University Global Campus, Korea


-         Last application date: the vacancy remains open until a suitable candidate is found. A first evaluation of the received applications will be done on July 27th, 2019.

-          Department: KR01 – Center for Biomedical Research (RC5), Ghent University Global Campus

-          Contract: 1 year contract, renewable

-          Degree: Master of Science in the broader field of Molecular Biology or Bioinformatics

-          Occupancy rate: 100%.

-          Vacancy type: Academic Assisting Staff.

Ghent University Global Campus, Korea (GUGC-K) has a vacancy for a position of Teaching and Research Assistant starting from September 1st 2019 (starting date) in the BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER. It concerns a one year full-time position in support of the teaching and research activities of the research center, renewable subject to evaluation.


Profile of the candidate

  • Youhold from February 2016 (or earlier) a Master of Science degree with strong focus on Molecular Biology AND you have (at least) 3 years of related experience after obtaining Master degree (obligatory pre-requisite by Korean law in order to be considered for the position);
  • If you have studied in a Korean Public University for a Master program, 3 years of related experience (mentioned above) is not required;
  • You have a good knowledge on Molecular Biology
  • You have good knowledge and skills in Bioinformatics in particular RNA seq
  • Having a good background in Immunology is considered to be an added value;
    • You have strong didactic and communicative skills and a large interest in providing and supporting academic education;
    • You have a good academic track record, a good command of English, and good academic writing and presentation skills.


Job description

  • Assist the Research Center with teaching of wet-and dry-lab practical exercises of undergraduate courses (Molecular Biological Analysis).
  • Assist in preparation of the above mentioned practical courses, following instructions of the lecturer(s)-in-charge.
  • Assist with examinations, and other educational duties of the research center.
  • Assist the Research Center in daily tasks linked to various operational aspects of the laboratory.


Starting date: August 26th, 2019


GUGC-K is the first campus of Ghent University outside Belgium. This brand new campus is located in Incheon, South- Korea. GUGC-K integrates educational and research facilities in a single building. Ghent University has the ambition to organize a first-rate, truly European education in Asia and to develop excellent research in the fields of Molecular biotechnology, Environmental and Food technology.


The terms of employment at GUGC-K are comparable to those at the campus in Ghent. Upon selection, the candidate needing a visa will apply for E-3 visa (Researcher visa) in Korea and free student accommodation and one round travel ticket between home country and GUGC-K are foreseen for international employee (E-3 visa holder). The international candidates who have other visa types (such as F-2, F-4 or F-6) in Korea also can apply for the position. The duration of the employment contract starts with one (1) year but if positively evaluated be extended and  allow promising scientists to carry out research eventually with as objective to obtain a PhD. Co-supervision is foreseen from the Ghent University home campus.


Applications should be sent no later than July 27th, 2019 by email to Prof. Dr. Magdalena Radwanska Magdalena.Radwanska@ghent.ac.kr with application and motivation letter, CV, copies of degrees, overview of the study results, and two references. All documents should be attached as a single PDF file (ill-formatted applications will not be considered).

Please use as subject: 201909_Application_GUGC_BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER.


A PDF version of the master’s thesis might be requested in a later stage.


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