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Vacancy Title Open academic position in Aquatic environmental Microbiology at the Department of Organism Biology and Interfaculty School of Bioscience Engineering of ULB
Country of employment Belgium
Job description Description

The Faculty of Science of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) announces the opening of a full-time academic position in the Department of Organism Biology and in the Interfaculty School of Bioscience Engineering starting October 1st, 2010.

Candidates are expected to lead high quality teaching and research programs in aquatic environmental microbiology. All applicants are expected to hold a PhD in Science or in Agronomy and Bioscience Engineering and have a strong record of publications and research experience in the areas of aquatic environmental microbiology. A significant postdoctoral experience abroad is requested. Experiences in interdisciplinary collaboration and research funding are important assets.
The required core expertise is aquatic microbial ecology using molecular tools applied to bacterial communities. Competences in ecotoxicology, symbiotic microorganisms or bioremediation will give the candidate an advantage.

Both the Department of Organism Biology and the Interfaculty School of Bioscience Engineering harbour groups active in aquatic microbiology research and participate to interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will perform his/her research in these groups (Marine Biology –; Ecology of Aquatic Systems –; he will have access to a technological platform in molecular biology belonging to both departments.

The position involves both teaching and research and some commitment to administrative tasks. For candidates not fluent in French, a temporary period of teaching in English may be granted.

The candidate will take part in teaching activities in both the Master program in Organism Biology and Ecology and the Bachelor program in Biology as well as in the Bachelor and Master programs in Bioengineering. He/she should progressively increase his/her teaching activities to reach a level comparable to that of his/her colleagues (typically 4 or 5 hours a week for two semesters, plus supervision of exercises sessions).

If the selected candidate is neither already employed by ULB nor employed by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique and working at ULB, he/she will be offered a first contract for a duration of three years. At the end of this period and subject to the agreement of the Board of the University, he/she will be offered a permanent position.

How to apply ?

Applications should be sent as soon as possible, and before March, 1st, 2010
to the following address:
Professeur Philippe Vincke,
Recteur de l'ULB
ULB CP 130
50 Av F.D. Roosevelt
B-1050 Bruxelles
with subject :
"Vacance Chargé de cours en faculté des Sciences avec rattachement au Département de Biologie des Organismes et à l’Ecole Interfacultaire de Bioingénieurs".

An electronic copy of the application should be sent to Prof. Martine Labbé (, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Prof. Philippe Dubois (, Head of the Department of Organism Biology and Prof. Philippe Bogaerts (, Head of the Interfaculty School of Bioscience Engineering

The application should consist of (i) a curriculum vitae including a full publication list (see example, (ii) a description of the candidate's pedagogical project, (iii) a description of the research project that the candidate intends to pursue in the coming years, (iv) a text presenting the (up to five) most significant publications of the candidate and (v) a copy of these most significant publications (up to five).

The candidates are invited to use the standard model of curriculum vitae proposed at ULB. This model can be downloaded at the following website:

Additional information:

As stated by its statutes, the University of Brussels is a non discriminating institution and all its members are expected to adhere to its fundamentals principles. For any additional information (e.g. concerning courses to be taught or the research carried out in the Department) please contact Prof. Philippe Dubois ( ), Head of the Department of Organism Biology or Prof. Pierre Servais, Interfaculty School of Bioscience Engineering (, or visit the following web pages:
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Contract type Permanent
Daily basis Full Time
Gross salary
Duration of contract  
CV submission deadline  -04-01
Last updated on 2010-02-19 by WardAppeltans
Contact Details
Contact person Dubois , Philippe
Institute Université Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratoire de Biologie marine
Address 50, av. Roosevelt, B-1050 Bruxelles

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