Technical assistant Test Centre for Façade Components

Ghent University
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:€ 2.334
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Contract Type:Temporary
Working Time:Full time
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About Ghent University

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of- the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

For the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning we are recruiting a technical assistant for our Test Centre for Façade Components. This is a temporary position for a period of 12 months in staff category C, with a salary in accordance with the UGent salary scales 3.1 to 4.3.

Job description

As a technician you will be part of the research team working on the MULTISEAL project within the Building Physics Research Group of the department of Architecture and Urban Planning. The goal of the MULTISEAL project is to bring an innovative concept to seal building joints watertight to the market. Since rainwater ingress in the building envelope is still one of the main causes of premature building deterioration, optimizing the watertightness of the building envelope is crucial and innovative products are needed. Do you want to be involved in the further development of this innovative concept? Do you want to roll up your sleeves and learn more about air- and watertightness of buildings? We are looking for a fulltime technician who will be (co-)responsible for the lab and fieldwork related to the MULTISEAL project. As a technician you will be involved in the following tasks:

  • You make prototypes based on the MULTISEAL technology.
  • You adapt existing lab setups and build new setups according to the need of the research and assemble test elements which can be used for field testing.
  • You conduct air- and watertightness tests in the Test Centre for Façade Components.
  • You follow up the performance of the test elements exposed to real weather conditions in-situ.
  • You report the results obtained from testing.
  • You provide technical support when external tests are conducted or when test setups are built at other locations.
  • Next to these tasks, you may be involved in other ongoing research projects of the Building Physics Research Group when practical or technical support is needed.

    For more information regarding the job description, please contact Stéphanie Van Linden ([email protected]).

    Your profile

    Knowledge and experience

  • You preferably received technical training
  • Experience is not necessary but sincere interest in the project is
  • Knowledge of the building industry is an added value
  • You can communicate fluently in Dutch and/or English
  • You have a driver's license type B
  • Skills and attitudes

  • You work meticulously and accurately
  • You have a sense of responsibility
  • You strictly follow procedures
  • You are flexible
  • You are a team player but you can also work independently
  • You are prepared to do fieldwork
  • Admission requirements

  • You hold a diploma of higher secondary education and you submit a transcript of your degree OR you have 5 years of relevant work experience. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted
  • You apply online through the application tool by the application deadline and you submit all the required documents by the application deadline
  • The admission requirements need to be fulfilled by the application deadline.

    What we offer

    We offer contract of temporary duration (12 months) in function class C with a salary in accordance with the UGent salary scales 4.1 to 4.3, determined by your relevant experience at the level of the position. Remuneration (100% occupancy rate); indexed gross monthly salary (at 199,99%): min. € 2.334,82 – max. € 4.414,37.

    All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

    Selection procedure

    Our selection procedure consists of a cv-screening, an assessment and a selection interview with a selection committee. We will keep you informed of your application status. As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position. If you have a functional impairment, please let us know ([email protected]) so we can make the necessary adjustments.

    For more information regarding the selection procedure, please contact the Recruitment Office by emailing [email protected] Please do not send your application by email, use the online application tool.

    How to apply

    Apply online through the application tool before06/03/2023 23:59 CET. We do not accept late/incomplete applications or applications that are not sent through the online application tool.

    Your application must include the following documents:

  • your cv
  • your application letter
  • a transcript of the required degree. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages
  • only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted
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