Research Project Assistant - temporary position

Ghent VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology

02 Sep 2021


VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology

Dirk Inzé and Hilde Nelissen Lab

Scientific Services and Support


About the Center

The VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (PSB) is a world-leading plant science institute with the mission to integrate genetics, genomics, phenotyping, and bio-computing to unravel the biology of plants and to further explore the potential of plants to build a sustainable world.

PSB coordinates the activities of EU-SAGE, European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing, which is a network of scientists of 134 European plant science institutes and societies that have joined forces to provide information about genome editing and advocate for European and EU member state policies that enable the applications of genome editing for sustainable agriculture and food production in Europe.

You will support the development and coordination of outreach and engagement campaigns of EU-SAGE, by screening the scientific literature and creating a database of genome edited plant products worldwide.

Within the overall context outlined above, the Research Project Assistant will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Screening scientific literature
  • Creating an overview database with a record of genome edited plant products worldwide. The interactive database will be launched on the website.
  • Writing short articles about specific examples of genome edited plant products for public outreach


  • Master’s degree in biotechnology
  • Scientific background on genome editing and CRISPR technology and the ability to deep-dive into scientific content
  • Fluency in English
  • Good communication skills and accuracy
  • Strong sense of responsibility and constructive attitude in an evolving, fast-paced environment

We offer

We offer a 4 months job at VIB-UGent center for Plant Systems Biology, where you will get in touch with the policy environment at the European level related to genome editing of plants.

Start date: September 2021.

How to apply? 

Interested candidates should apply online. Please complete the online application procedure and include your cv and motivation letter. For information about this position, please contact Prof. Dirk Inzé.