Jobs and Doctoral Grants at ILVO

ILVO has 2 PhD positions for Early Stage Researcher fellows (ESR) for our Resourceful Communities (RECOMS) training network. This is a Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training network funded by the European Commission during 2018-2022. Application deadline is 1st March 2018.

In the same RECOMS project 13 other PhD positions are available by other partners.


PhD Grant: SeafoodTomorrow - Development of (genetic) molecular methods to detect food fraud and food integrity
Are you interested in marine biotech, food fraud detection and food integrity? Within this PhD research, you will help to combat “fish fraud” by creating standardized methods and genetic markers. This inter-disciplinary study is located within the entire food valorization chain. You will develop technologies to allow for fast and uniform identification of fish species in the real world.
This doctoral grant, part of the international H2020 project SeafoodTomorrow, offers a broad scientific network, collaboration with 35 partners working in the fast-growing area of sustainable food science.
Application deadline is 5 February 2018.

Work at ILVO

ILVO is a dynamic, multidisciplinary and future-oriented research institute whose main mission is to support economically, ecologically and societally sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Every day, more than 600 ILVO employees are working to realize this mission, but we are always looking for new, driven colleagues!

ILVO has several career paths where employees can grow according to their potential and ambition. Young researchers (those with a Master’s degree and doctoral students) get the opportunity to perform groundbreaking research in a wide range of research areas. In addition to research work, we have a great variety of jobs for technical and support workers in various areas. A large organization like ILVO needs managers, ICT workers, field workers, technicians, engineers, veterinarians, lab techs, bookkeepers, administrative support workers, etc.

If you don’t see a current job opening that matches your skills and interests, we still encourage you to send your cv to our personnel office to the attention of Gerard Meganck.