Research Professor, Gastrointestinal Regulatory Mechanisms under Normal and Pathological Conditions

Research Professor, Gastrointestinal Regulatory Mechanisms under Normal and Pathological Conditions

University of Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences is seeking to fill a vacancy in the Department of Veterinary Sciences for a full-time Research professor (TTZAPBOF) in the area of gastrointestinal regulatory mechanisms under normal and pathological conditions.

Job description

The assignment consists of lecturing duties, scientific research and academic service to society. During a period, limited to five years (duration of the temporary appointment in tenure track), scientific research will be the main activity.

  • You will expand the scientific research in the area of Gastrointestinal regulatory mechanisms. The Laboratory of Cell Biology & Histology, being an interfacultary research group and a core facility for biomedical microscopic imaging (ACAM), has a yearlong tradition in function-driven cell biological research. One of the main research lines of CBH relates to the role of the enteric nervous system in neuro-immune communication and neurodegeneration. In this context, the current research focus concentrates on viscero-sensory pathways, on the integrity of the intestinal mucosal barrier and on the brain-gut-microbiome axis;
  • You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international);
  • You will supervise doctoral students;
  • You will offer scientific services: among others you take part in info days for new students at our faculty and science communication events;
  • You will be assigned limited lecturing duties. As such you will participate in the teaching of the courses “Cells and Tissues” and “Histology” with a maximum of 30 contact hours per semester.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in (bio)medical sciences, veterinary sciences, bio-engineering or equivalent;
  • You have a minimum of 2 year experience at postdoctoral level at the closing date of the vacancy;
  • You have an international academic CV and perform qualitatively outstanding academic research;
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy;
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university;
  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them);
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative;
  • 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 within five years after your appointment. 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.

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