Temporary Academic Staff, Clinical Genomics

Temporary Academic Staff, Clinical Genomics

University of Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium

Job description

  • You will expand the scientific research in the area of clinical genomics with an emphasis on neurodegenerative brain diseases;
  • You participate in lecturing in the broad field of your research expertise within the educational programs of the faculty;
  • You will design and perform data generation and analysis on large population cohorts integrating multi-omics (e.g. genomics, epigenomics and phenomics) datasets;
  • You will develop and apply innovative approaches to identify genetic disease modifiers and disease biomarkers related to neurodegenerative brain diseases;
  • You act as a key leader in multidisciplinary collaborations inside and outside the VIB and the university;
  • You acquire and manage local, national and international research funding;
  • You supervise bachelor, master and PhD students;
  • You will offer scientific services: you provide scientific advice and expertise in clinical genomics to other research groups in the VIB and at the university.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in biomedical sciences or biochemistry or equal;
  • You have the ability to lead a group of scientists performing high-profile scientific research;
  • You have a deep knowledge of computer-based analysis (R and other statistical/bioinformatics tools) as well as wet-lab methodologies;
  • You have a minimum of 6 years of research experience in the design and analysis of genomic studies in the field of neurodegenerative disorders and a strong publication record;
  • You are experienced in interdisciplinary collaborations relevant to the research on neurodegenerative brain diseases and have a successful track record of international collaborations;
  • You have strong social and communicational skills and are able to work in a team and have good executive abilities;
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university;
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy;
  • If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.

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