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Biomedical Sciences Jobs | Research Professor Position

Biomedical Sciences Jobs | Research Professor Position @ University of Antwerp, Belgium: The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of three university institutions previously known as RUCA, UFSIA and UIA. Their roots go back to 1852. The University of Antwerp has about 18 500 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. 13% of the students at the University of Antwerp are international students.The University of Antwerp forms the backbone of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA) a strategic collaboration with 3 university colleges located in Antwerp.

Biomedical Sciences Jobs | Research Professor Position @ University of Antwerp, Belgium

Research professor (tenure track) domain of inflammation – 2016ZAPFGGWEX110

As part of its dynamic research policy and supported by the possibilities offered by the Flemish Government through the resources of the Special Research Fund (BOF), the department LEMP of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy for a research professor (tenure track) in the domain of inflammation.

Job description

The assignment consists of lecturing duties, scientific research and academic service to society. During a period limited to five years (duration of the temporary appointment in tenure track), scientific research will be the main activity.

  • You have proven knowledge and experience with regard to the investigation of inflammatory disease processes.
  • You carry out fundamental and clinical translational research in the field of inflammation from an interdisciplinary and clinically relevant point of view in
  • quest for new inflammatory and / or immunological drug targets and patient-specific diagnostic inflammatory and immune profiles in line with the research of the department of LEMP. 
  • You develop and support new and ongoing research projects within the disciplines of the department. This includes project development, fundraising (internal and external, national and international), execute and analyze experiments, reporting and presenting results, writing scientific articles.
  • You are familiar with the common rules on conducting clinical trials.
  • You have notions of the principles of fundamental research and you hold a FELASA C certificate or are willing to acquire it.
  • Also service is part of your job: you cooperate on initiatives to dissiminate scientific findings to students and the general public (such as the Science Week); you organize symposia and conferences; you act as a reviewer for domain-related journals and participate in (PhD) juries.
  • You teach in the scientific line and give guidance to master- and doctoral students.
  • You participate actively in the daily management and supervision of PhD students and engineers / technicians and in the laboratory, scientific and steering committee meetings within LEMP.

Biomedical Sciences Jobs | Research Professor Position @ University of Antwerp, Belgium

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in (Bio-)Medical Sciences.
  • You can prove a minimum of 2 years of experience on a postdoctoral level in scientific research at the closing date of the vacancy.
  • You have an international academic CV and perform qualitatively outstanding academic research in the broader field according to the domain involved.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You can meet the statutory language requirements for both the knowledge of the teaching language and the administrative language, Dutch. The University of Antwerp provides the necessary support.

We offer

  • a full-time position as a lecturer in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as a senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria;
    in case of equal qualifications , priority will be given to candidates of the underrepresented gender within the domain of science. This priority is not automatically and unconditionally; as the evaluation will always take into account the personal situation of every candidate;
    the date of appointment will be 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible;
  • a full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 4.009,52 – € 5.910,19;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 26 June 2016.

The application form must be completed, including a detailed research proposal (mandatory) for the next five years (approx. 5 000 words) and a report of your previous scientific research activities (max. 5 000 words). In addition, you add two abstracts of the scientific content of the research plan – a scientific abstract and an abstract in layman’s terms –maximum 500 words (or max. 4000 characters). All documents must be submitted in English.

A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

Biomedical Sciences Jobs | Research Professor Position @ University of Antwerp, Belgium

More information about the application form can be obtained from Myra De Munck (Tel. +32 (0)3 265 32 24).

For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Benedicte De Winter (tel: +32 (0)3 265 27 10, e-mail: benedicte.dewinter@uantwerpen.be).

Further information regarding the special research status can be obtained from dr. Tim Engels, Head of the Research Department Tel. +32 (0)3 265 30 12).

Further information regarding the terms of the appointment can be obtained from the HR coordinator for academic personnel, Greet Dielis (Tel. +32 (0)3 265 31 53).

Biomedical Sciences Jobs | Research Professor Position @ University of Antwerp, Belgium

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