WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
– You have a master’s degree in (bio-)medical, health sciences or (bio)engineering or bioinformatics. – You obtained a PhD with a dissertation in Health/Medical Sciences/(bio)engineering. For diplomas obtained outside the European Union, an equivalence certificate from NARIC must be submitted. – You have a special interest in human/viral genetics, functional human biology and virology/immunology. – You preferably have a background in virology and knowledge of the following techniques: qPCR and droplet digital PCR, next generation sequencing, flow cytometry. – You have additional PC/ICT skills: experience with MS Office, Prism, time/project management software and database management. – You have knowledge about bioinformatics (languages like R, bash, python) and viral sequence analysis – You may have experience in setting up/coordinating clinical studies and you can monitor this independently. – You are organized, passionate about scientific research and you can work independently. – You speak and write English fluently.
– You are involved in patient-related (clinical) HIV/SIV research projects together with an international team of postdocs, PhD students and laboratory technicians. – The work is part of a Martin Delaney Collaboratories (MDC) research project (RID-HIV) – You will help developing new technologies to better characterize the mechanisms responsible for HIV persistence in ART-treated individuals – You are one of the internal and external point of contact for ongoing research projects in the field of HIV reservoirs – You bring ideas for improving the development of projects in this specific field of HIV latency and HIV reservoir analysis.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU We offer you a contract of definite duration for the period from 2 years Your contract will start on Select the date in the dropdown menu at the earliest. Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale PD1 to PD4 (if you hold a doctorate). All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers.
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 submitted through the online system. Your application must include the following documents: In the field ‘CV’: your CV and an overview of your study results (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 “other documents”: a reference letter, an overview of your study results, … (add to this list or delete if not necessary) 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. Linos Vandekerckhove (firstname.lastname@example.org+09 332 33 98 ). Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.