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PhD Grant: ValgOrize - Valorisation of algae for a better taste

This PhD grant is situated within the project ValgOrize ‘sustainable production of algae and assessment of taste parameters for valorization in food and feed applications’.
Within this project the key challenge is ‘Controlled sustainable production and processing of micro- and macro-algae biomass with a well-defined composition, leading to high quality, stable and safe food with a good overall palatability concerning taste, aroma, colour and texture’.

All applications must be sent by email to Prof. dr. ir. Bart Sonck, Head of Animal Sciences Unit (Bart.Sonck@ilvo.vlaanderen.be) no later than Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 23:59 (CET).

The subject of your mail should contain; ‘Application PhD grant ValgOrize’.

The following documents should be attached as one file:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • A transcript of the required degree
  • An overview of your study results
  • The name and contact data of a reference person

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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.