Junior Group Leader / Fellow in Microbiology

The VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology is interested in recruiting a Junior group leader/research fellow specialized in any microbiology-related field; including but not limited to synthetic microbiology, systems microbiology, microbiomes, microbial pathogens, virology, bacteriology, antibiotics, computational (micro)biology and applied microbiology. The successful candidates will be appointed as VIB- KU Leuven Group leader and in this capacity can be appointed as research professor (tenure-track or tenure) at the KU Leuven, one of the oldest and most prominent universities in Europe.

Profile of the Candidate 

  • a Ph.D
  • At least 3 years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher or as junior faculty member
  • published at least 5 papers in leading journals of the field (typically IF>10)
  • a successful track record in fund raising is a plus but not required
  • an ongoing ERC grant or filed ERC application is a plus but not required
  • teaching experience at an academic level is also a plus but not required

How to apply?

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  • a list of your 5 most important achievements in the past 5 years (specific publications, patents, research, valorization or outreach initiatives,…)
  • a two- page statement of your research interests and research goals, including 2-3 main research topics for the coming 5 years.
  • full CV with list of publications
  • contact details of 3 referees

Fore more information please contact Kevin Verstrepen, Science director Center for Microbiology.

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