Scientist (22609) – Pathology, bacteriology and poultry diseases – Ghent, Belgium

Posted 2 years ago

→  Apply before 25/02/2022 23:59 (Brussels Time)
   →  Department: [[Pathobiology, Pharmacology and Zoological Medicine]]
   →  Occupancy rate: 100%
   →  Number of positions: [[100]]    
   →  Type of employment: [[WP ]] 
   →  Term of assignment: [[4 months]] 
   →  Wage scale:  [[WM1 to 4]] 
   →  Required diploma: [[Master ]] 


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.


A trial has been carried out on the use of beta mannanases to support gut health in poultry, and samples have been taken and need to be analyzed. Tasks in the project are:

  •  Carrying out immunohistochemical analysis on intestinal samples
  • Analyzing microbiota data generated using 16S sequencing
  • Writing up a scientific report on a trial


  • You hold a Master in Veterinary Sciences or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficient in English
  • Highly motivated and team-oriented
  • You are driven to explore research questions independently and in depth
  • You have a specific interest in intestinal health and the host-microbiome cross-talk
  • Demonstrated scientific writing
  • Prior experience with organizing and conducting large scale in vivo trials using farm animals (chickens, pigs, cattle) is good


  • We offer you a contract of 4 months, not to be extended.
  • Your contract will start on 1/04/2022at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined by salary scaleWM1 to WM4 (if you hold a Master’s degree) Click here for more information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, a bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits(in Dutch).


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘CV’: your CV
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree. 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.

Note 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.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Filip Van Immerseel ( Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.

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