Post-doctoral assistant

Ghent University

Belgium

October 10, 2021

Description

→ Apply until 28/09/2021 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time) → Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences → Department GE34 - Department of Head and Skin → AAP temporary appointment - 50% → Number of openings: 1.00 → Reference number: 202109/GE34/DA/038

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.

YOUR TASKS

  • At least 80% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
  • In the dermatology research unit you are responsible for:
  • Facilitating and following up on current scientific projects in close collaboration with the clinical promoters of scientific research
  • Motivating and coaching the employees and supporting them in carrying out their duties
  • Conducting evaluation and performance interview of employees
  • Reporting to the head of the research unit about the functioning of the unit and making improvement proposals
  • You will assist in oral and written teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's level at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University, including courses in Dutch and English.
  • You will counsel Master's students in their exercises, work placement and Master's dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.
  • In practice, the employment may be supplemented to full-time, either by an additional employment (30%) with the research department's own resources (if available), or by a job you have (max. 50%) preferably contributing to the scientific research in the specified domain.
  • WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a doctoral degree, preferably following a Master in Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology), a Master in Communication Sciences, a Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a Master in Health Sciences (e.g. Biomedical Sciences, Medicine). For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • The researchers of the Dermatology Research Unit strive to identify standardized measurement methods (e.g. the effects of a therapy) within clinical practice, as well as within clinical trials. Moreover, the research focuses on composing protocols and guidelines on this matter that can be internationally adopted. Therefore and preferably, you can document your research experience, or at least your special interest within the field of 'outcome measures', or development/validation of measuring instruments (including e.g. questionnaires) in healthcare.
  • Specific knowledge about the different aspects of ‘outcome research' such as the setup of an ‘outcome research study', which identifies what and how measurements should be conducted, and evaluates the effects (clinical, human and economic) of a medical intervention and the related statistics is strongly recommended.
  • Having specific knowledge about (or experience with) the “eDelphi technique” for reaching group consensus in research is also recommended
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher during your doctoral work.
  • You have relevant scientific publications in international and national scientific journals that are widely distributed and that call upon experts to assess the submitted manuscripts, preferably in the field of 'outcome research', by methodologically recognized techniques.
  • You have a strong interest in student counseling (both orally and written) in academic and / or advanced academic training within the courses at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University, including courses taught in Dutch and English. Having experience with the higher education context in Belgium is considered an asset.
  • Additional competences:

  • You are a team player and have the necessary coordinating and communication skills to be able to enter into a dialogue with all relevant partners. You are able to professionally guide groups and motivate them to result, with special attention for all involved partners both nationally and internationally.
  • You have the necessary communication and writing skills to correspond and collaborate with Belgian and international groups and partners.
  • WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term.
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply.
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term Your appointment will start on 1 November 2021 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More information about our salary scales.
  • 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).
  • INTERESTED?

    Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

    Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv' : your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter' : your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma' : a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). 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.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence' : only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www. naricvlaanderen.be/en).
  • Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

    As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

    MORE INFORMATION

    For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Nanja van Geel (nanja.vangeel@UGent.be, +32 09/3322287).

    Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ.

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