→ Apply until 26/07/2022 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
→ Faculty of Sciences
→ Department WE10 - Biochemistry and microbiology
→ AAP temporary appointment - 100%
→ Number of openings: 1
→ Reference number: 202206/WE10/DA/013
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.
At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in the
field of human microbiome analyses.
You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's level
You will counsel Master's students in their exercises, work placement and
Master's dissertation in microbiology.
You will counsel doctoral students in their research in the field of
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You hold a doctoral degree (Doctor of Science: Biochemistry and
Biotechnology, or Doctor of Bioscience Engineering, or Doctor of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Doctor of Health Sciences or a subject
considered relevant by the selection committee. 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
You have already conducted research within the field of (molecular)
You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher during your
You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor's,
Master's and/or Advanced Master's programmes.
You can present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national
peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
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
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
Your appointment will start on 1 October 2022 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, 36 days of paid leave,
bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of
all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).
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, an overview of your relevant scientific
publications and a brief description (max. 2 pages) of how your research
background can provide new breakthroughs in research on human (oral)
microbial ecosystems and their link to (systemic) diseases (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). For
diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of
equivalence is not required.
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.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Marie Joossens
(Marie.Joossens@UGent.be, +32 09/264 87 37).
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