PhD Scholarships Food Technology, Safety and Health – Belgium

Applications are invited for Fully Funded PhD Scholarships Food Technology, Safety and Health at the Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, Ghent University, Belgium.


The PhD applicant will work in a Strategic Basic Research project (cSBO of Flanders’ Food): EffSep – Efficient separation of macroconstituents from biomass by combining unit operations based on insights in structural organization. Applicant will work in an interdisciplinary team of research groups, during this 04 year project. In the frame of circular economy and biobased thinking, an increased attention is going to valorization of food waste, preferably producing new products/derivatives of the food waste with an added value as high as possible in the valorization chain. On the other hand, to be able to fulfill current needs and trends towards the use of alternative and new biomass and their ingredients in the food, attention is going to producing food ingredients from these biomasses. This biomass is highly susceptible towards deterioration, and therefore stabilization techniques are needed, not hampering later extraction technologies or affecting the (technological/functional) quality of the extracted macroconstituents.

In that respects, proposed PhD research work will focus on novel strategies for stabilization of biomass, and will focus on its impact on the extractability of macroconstituents. The work will be carried out at the research unit VEG-i-TEC, Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, at Ghent University – Campus Kortrijk.


To be eligible for PhD Scholarships, an applicant must:

  • Holds a Master of Science degree in Bioscience Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related disciplines
  • Has a background in microbiology (fermentation) and/or enzymology, or has a background in extraction technologies of biomolecules
  • Has good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Likes to interact both with academic and industrial partners
  • Is a team player with a strong sense of autonomy and responsibility
  • Has strong analytical problem-solving skills (creative, critical and open-minded)


To apply for PhD Scholarships Food Technology, Safety and Health, an applicant must submit the following documents by email to

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contacts from at least 02 references
  • Copy of diploma’s and transcript of records

All required documents need to be submitted, merged in 01 single pdf-file.

Scholarships link

Publish Date:
Institute Name: Ghent University
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: September 16, 2019
Country: Belgium
Course Start:
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