Positions & Grants

Research grants at FEMS :

Members of FEMS Member Societies can apply for research grants and/or support when organizing or attending a meeting – including our Member Societies’ national and regional congresses. Every year we award hundreds of thousands of euros to help meetings organizers and early career researchers bring experts and earlier career scientists together.

See here for more details.

Academic positions

Group Leader Positions available at the John Innes Centre. We are interested in both early- and mid-career applicants, ideally with interests in plant and/or microbial sciences. For a suitably-experienced person, there would be potential leadership opportunities within this role. Further information about the John Innes Centre can be found on our website.

Full time Assistant Professor in Molecular microbiology at the Faculty of Science, University of Namur. More info here.
Description: You will conduct research in molecular microbiology focused on bacteria and/or their parasites (bacteriophages). The proposed research must be complementary to the research conducted in the URBM (http://www.urbm.be). The innovative project will aim at extending the URBM conceptual and technological expertise to a combination of bioinformatics (big data analysis, phylogeny, structural analysis…) and experimental approaches, including but not limited to bacterial cell biology, biology of bacterial pathogens, applied and/or synthetic microbiology, biology of phages. The study of an original free-living or symbiotic bacterial model will be a strong asset. In this context, you are also expected to mentor PhD theses and to actively raise external funding.
You will be in charge of the teaching of various bachelor courses (including data management in life sciences, bacterial ecology and metabolism) and more specialized master courses in microbiology and bioinformatics for a total of ±150h/year. The list of courses may be subjected to slight changes over the years.
You will also mentor master theses within the master programs in molecular microbiology and the master in molecular and cellular biology.
You will show a strong commitment in the service activities organized by the Department, the Faculty of Science and the University.

NAICONS takes part in two new projects starting in early 2021 funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant scheme: INNOTARGETS and PEST-BIN. Both projects will train early stage researchers in Europe to address serious and global problems of antibiotic resistance. INNOTARGETS will focus on the identification of novel metabolic drug targets in pathogenic bacteria. PEST-BIN will focus on nano-engineering, antibiotic discovery and production, proteomics-based diagnostics and big data analysis using artificial intelligence. NAICONS is hiring two Early Stage Researchers (ESR). Both ESRs are expected to apply cutting-edge methodologies boost NAICONS’ powerful technology platform based on microbial products. Apply to INNOTARGETS here and to PEST-BIN here.

The University of Zurich invites applications for a faculty position as Professor in Medical Microbiology until the 30th of November 2020. More info here.

Position of Full Professor, at the Université de Lausanne. Deadline : October 31, 2020. More info here.

The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) is on the outlook for a Professor in the field of experimental immunology of vector-borne diseases. The focus of the Unit of Experimental Immunology will be on the immunology of arthropod-borne virus infections. The candidate will be expected to develop a comprehensive, competitive and innovative research programme, in collaboration with the Units of Virology, Unit of Entomology, and Unit of Clinical Immunology and in line with the departmental and institutional research priorities. https://www.itg.be/E/Vacancy/2020-0806profexpimmuno_vb

Senior bioinformatician at SCK CEN, Mol. Deadline : 0ctober 6, 2020. More info here.

PhD positions :

CMET IS HIRING ! We have 3 job opportunities in the field of #drinkingwaterquality and #resourcerecovery. All of them for 4 year appointments. Want to join our team? Visit our website to apply ? https://lnkd.in/dnPeZF3

MICROBIAL PROTEIN PRODUCTION️: PhD research in which we want to upgrade biogas and use the purified methane to produce #microbial #proteins in a bioreactor. We will harvest the biomass, process it and use it for inland aquaculture trials (Deadline: Aug. 31).

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline: https://lnkd.in/ebiP7GQ.

• PhD positions are available at the MELiSSA foundation :

Postdoctoral positions :

BIOSTABLE?: Postdoctoral position to define new microbial quality indicators for drinking water. We’ll explore the latest developments in #onlinemonitoring and molecular analyses such as #nextgenerationsequencing, in close collaboration with the drinking water industry (Deadline: Sept. 15).

SMARTDETOX?: We are looking for a doctoral researcher to explore sustainable, and cost-efficient water treatment technologies tailored for removing/detoxifying organic #micropollutants in the human water cycle (Deadline: Sept. 15).

Trainee positions

No positions for the moment.