Professor Integrative Molecular Biology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 May 2020

<p> The Department of Biology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is active in research, education and service to society in the &nbsp;field of Biology. The research disciplines in the department include cellular and molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The department is seeking an excellent candidate for a senior academic staff position (lecturer/senior lecturer/full professor) in molecular biology preferably with an interface to ecology, evolution and developmental biology (‘eco-evo-devo’). The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the continuity of our high scientific and educational standards.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Teaching</strong></p><p>The successful applicant will teach courses in molecular and cellular biology in the educational programs for which the department is responsible (mainly Bachelor of Science Biology and the Master of Science Biology programme of Molecular and Cellualr Life Sciences). She/he will also supervise master’s thesis and PhD students. Teaching is conducted in Dutch and English.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Research</strong></p><p>The successful candidate will perform integrative molecular&nbsp;biological research in synergy with scientists of the Biology Department, and additionally with scientists of related research groups of the Bio-engineering Department and/or the Medical Faculty. The research area of particular interest includes genetic and developmental processes of non-model organisms (animals), and their interactions with environment and/or implications for evolutionary processes. (For example molecular studies about genotypical or phenotypical variation: ‘Eco-Evo-Devo’). </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The successful candidate should have appropriate post-doctoral research experience in this domain, and is expected to be familiar with current molecular biology research methodologies, and to apply these in her/his research.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The qualified applicant will develop an independent, challenging research program, leading to acquisition of external funding. Since the latter is very competitive, only applicants with a high profile CV and publication list, and with and excellent research proposal will be considered.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Other</strong></p><p>The interested candidate is expected to integrate actively into the Department, to participate in its management and organizational activities, and to contribute to valorization of the research results in the framework of service to society and PR activities.</p><p><br></p><p>Recruitment in the rank of lecturer is a tenure track appointment which implies an initial appointment as lecturer for a period of 5 years with eligibility for tenure in the rank of senior lecturer by the end of this initial period. </p><p>Recruitment in other academic ranks is an initial appointment for 3 years with eligibility for tenure in the same rank by the end of this initial period.</p><p> </p>

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