Careers

You can submit Academic, PostDoc or PhD vacancies, as well as Trainee positions and Grant applications to info@belsocmicrobio.be and these will be posted as soon as possible.

  • Five open research positions for PhDs and post-docs in Environmental Microbiology at KU Leuven

    Five research positions are open at KU Leuven, Belgium, in the Environmental Microbiology group of Prof. Dirk Springael of the Division of Soil and Water Management, starting from between June – October 2022 (or earlier). The first three ones are 4-years PhD positions. The fourth one can be filled in by either a 4-years PhD or a 3-years post-doc while the fifth one relates to a 3-years post-doc position. Note that the post-doc positions are only for researchers that do not have a Belgian nationality, that did not attain their PhD at a Belgian institute and that did not stay for a period of more than 24 months in the period before the start of the position in Belgium. Applicants should indicate for which position they are applying and can apply for more than one position. Detailed information can be found here.

    Position 1: PhD position: Study of the biology of the insertion sequence element IS1071 and of its ability to recruit and spread adaptive traits in microbial communities.
    Position 2: PhD position: World-wide diversity of genotypes determining the bacterial catabolism of a pesticide: does it tell us something about the origin, evolution and distribution of catabolic gene clusters.
    Position 3: PhD position: Putting ecological invasion theories to the test: improving bioaugmentation of drinking water treatment systems for organic micropollutant removal.
    Position 4: PhD position or post-doc position: Improving biodegradation of an organic micropollutant mixture in dilute freshwaters by means of mixed substrate utilization.
    Position 5: Post-doc position: Deciphering the role of insertion elements in community adaptation to anthropogenic environmental changes (Bilateral Flanders-China FWO project).


  • French Priority Research Programme on Antibiotic resistance: Call for junior and senior researcher positions

    Following the first research call “Antibiotic resistance: understand, innovate, act” and second call for three national structuring tools and platforms, the French Priority Research Programme (Programme prioritaire de recherche, PPR) on antibiotic resistance launches its third research call for junior and senior researcher positions. Candidates will develop research of excellence in the field of antibiotic resistance to enrich the research environment being built in France. The PPR is coordinated by the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, Inserm). More information can be found here.


  • Postdoctoral position at the Microbial Processes and Interactions

    Postdoctoral position available at the Microbial Processes and Interactions (MiPI) lab (University of Liège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Belgium). Expected starting date: 01/09/2021. Duration: 2 years (can be extended). More information can be found here


  • Full or Associate Professor in Virology

    Full or Associate Professor in Virology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland (Application deadline: June 31, 2021).


  • Professor in microbial ecology for the bio-based circular economy

    Professor in microbial ecology for the bio-based circular economy at KU Leuven. The position is a joint position between the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering of the Bio-engineering faculty and the Chemical Engineering department of the Engineering faculty. You can also find the information through the link Vacancies (kuleuven.be). Deadline for submission of the application is September 30, 2021.