Positions & Grants

Academic, PostDoc, PhD, Trainee and other positions / Grants

Academic positions

Full-time academic position in Agroecology and crop/soil microbiology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (Application deadline 20th of February 2021).

Full-Time Associate Professor Position in Veterinary Bacteriology and Animal Bacterial Diseases, ULiège, Belgium (Beginning: September 1st, 2021).
Full-Time Associate Professor Position in Veterinary Parasitology and Animal Parasitic Diseases, ULiège, Belgium (Beginning: September 1st, 2021).

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.

PostDoc positions :

PostDoc position in Molecular Microbiology at at the Centre International de Recherche en
Infectiologie in Lyon, France

PhD positions :

PhD in microbial ecology for the bio-based circular economy at the Division of Soil and Water Management, KULeuven. More information can be found here.

3 PhD positions at SCK CEN:
– Copper-based materials as potential antimicrobials for spaceflight activities
– Impact on changing soil conditions following inundation on radionuclide and heavy metal (re)mobilization and the interplay with the soil microbiome
– Integromics – Towards integration of big biomolecular data to enable systems biology

In the frame of a recently funded project on the (molecular) biology of quiescence in Leishmania donovani, the Institute of Tropical Medecine is hiring a PhD student for 4 years. More information can be found here.

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

Trainee positions

No positions for the moment.

Other positions

Ingénieur.e d’études en Microbiologie Cellulaire et Expérimentation animale at Center d’infection et d’immunité de Lille. Deadline = 1 mars 2021.

Sciensano is currently looking for someone who can join the secretariat of the Biosafety Advisory Council for the assessment and follow-up of application files for clinical trials or marketing authorization with medicinal GMOs. The vacancy can be found here in DUTCH and FRENCH.

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.