Full-time Research and Teaching Position in Microbiology: Belgium

A mandate of full-time assistant is granted for a first term of 2 years, renewable after opinion of the competent bodies for 2 other periods of 2 years maximum for a full time. Since the purpose of the assistant mandate is to conduct and finalize a doctoral thesis, the tasks will be equitably divided between ‘Teaching’, ‘Research’ and ‘Community Service’. These can be reviewed on a regular basis. The doctoral thesis will be in the Laboratory of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics of the Faculty of Pharmacy (Prof. Prof. Karim Amighi).

The aim of this project is to contribute significantly to the improvement of the nose-to-brain delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredient, in the form of a solid powder sprayed in the nose, by using up-to-date digital technologies, such as 3D printing techniques and Computational Fluid Dynamics. In addition, this project also aims to improve conventional nasal cast by including pressure probes and cellular inserts to directly study the diffusion of the therapeutic agent through the olfactory epithelium after impaction of the dry powder.

Required educational level: Master level in Pharmacy, Polytechnics (engineering), Biomedical engineering or equivalent

Required Languages:
French: excellent
English: good

For more information, please contact Karim Amighi (phone: +32 2 650 52 52 – E-mail: or Jonathan Goole (phone: +32 2 650 5255 – E-mail:

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université libre de Bruxelles ( and to the faculty deanship (

They must include the following:

  • a motivation letter
  • a Curriculum vitae including two reference contacts (a template can be downloaded at
  • a note on the applicant’s PhD research project (4 pages)
  • two letters of reference

By sending in their application, applicants acknowledge they have read and understood the additional information and the regulations relevant to research staff, available at the following address

Reference: 2019/S020

Application deadline: 25/03/2019

Start date: 01/10/2018

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