Jobs at ILVO

Now hiring a Project Manager/Coordinator International research, innovation and networking projects.
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ILVO has a PhD position situated within the project OffWind: Structural and functional patterns in the epibenthos and fish communities in the Belgian part of the North Sea.
Become an expert in the structural and functional ecology of the epibenthos and the diverse fish communities present in the Belgian part of the North Sea.
All applications must be sent no later than Tuesday May 1st, 2018.
Read more about the OffWind project.



ILVO has a PhD position situated within the project SeaFoodTomorrow: Development of (genetic) molecular methods to detect food fraud and food integrity.
The main challenge of the SeafoodTomorrow project is to develop and implement fast and accurate methods to identify fish species, and to perform sound quality controls of marketed seafood products.
All applications must be sent no later than Saturday June 30th, 2018.
Read more about the SeaFoodTomorrow project.


MSCA individual fellowship hosting offers

Marie Curie ActionsRecently, some important management decisions have been made to orientate the research at ILVO in a holistic framework of systems thinking as well as to combine ILVO's tacit knowledge with new technological approaches like genomics, metabolomics, (remote) sensing technology, precision farming, innovative food/feed production technology, new breeding technologies, modelling as well as participatory social sciences approaches. This means that a lot of the research at ILVO is conducted in Living Labs, such as a Food Pilot, fishing vessels, modern greenhouses and animal farming units, and in the context of inter- and transdisciplinary research. To accelerate and further improve this new research process, ILVO is looking to host experienced researchers at post-doc level in the framework of Marie Sklodowska-Curie or other individual fellowships.

Possible research items are shown in this document

MSCA-individual fellowships call 2018

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.


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.