Call for Application (Ph.D UP-RISE)

Function: PhD Candidate

Department: Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety (ACEMFS) at the Federal University of Technology, Minna 100%

Start: 1 January 2024


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Food Safety, Food Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Food Science, Animal Science, Crop Science, Plant Pathology or a related field;
  • You have outstanding academic study performances;
  • You have a strong interest in food safety, microbiology, mycology, and analytical techniques.
  • You have hands-on/some experience in chromatography (e.g. analyses using liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS));
  • You have experience and/or a strong interest in data-interpretation on the abovementioned techniques;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills are mandatory;
  • You want to work in a multi-disciplinary, international, and intellectually challenging environment;
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity, and cooperation;
  • You are flexible, responsible, and able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • You are eager to work with a team of researchers at the Federal University of Technology Minna, Ghent University and the National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Sciences of Food Production (CNR-ISPA), and other (inter)national partners; and

Willing to travel both nationally and internationally; 


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