Group Leader and Junior Group Leader Positions in Structural, Molecular and Cellular Biology : Belgium

The VIB‐VUB Center for Structural Biology is part of the VIB life sciences institute and is embedded within the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As part of our major investments to address new challenges in Systems Structural Biology, we seek to appoint creative individuals at the junior or senior level to build independent teams and broaden our research and technology landscape:

  • group leader in cryo‐electron tomography to strengthen our Bio Electron Cryogenic Microscopy center
  • group leader in computational biology, chemical biology or network dynamics to build a team converging on synthetic biology or protein signalling cascades
  • group leader in cellular biology / microbiology focusing on bacterial host‐pathogen interactions

We offer

  • an exciting and international research environment with committed peers
  • an internationally attractive employment package commensurate with experience and including a pension scheme and health care program
  • a start‐up budget and funding for a research group ranging from 1‐2 positions (junior group leaders) to 3‐5 positions (group leaders)
  • stable working conditions with a guaranteed term of 5 years for junior group leaders and open ended contracts subject to excellent performance with quinquennial reviews for senior group leader
  • access to the departmental and institutional core facilities including X‐ray crystallography Cryo‐EM, Bio‐NMR, Nanobody discovery, (deep)sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics antibody and protein production, bio‐imaging, compound screening, bio‐informatics training facility, metabolomics and FACSsuite

For more information, please contact Jan Steyaert ( or Han Rema(

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