Senior Research Manager - Human Gut Microbiome

Senior Research Manager - Human Gut Microbiome

VIB

Leuven, Belgium

The position

We are looking for a Senior Research Manager to assist in running the lab. You will report directly report to the lab head and help with the conception, coordination, running and reporting of the different research programs. The lab has a strong foundation of significant population and patient cohorts and microbiome data, (semi-)automated microbiomics and fermentation infrastructure, as well as a large internal gut isolate culture collection, allowing programs to run at internationally competitive levels.

Specifically, you will:

  • Set-up and manage research projects, identify funding opportunities, and contribute to grant writing.
  • Supervise and guide master students, PhD candidates, and (junior) postdocs. Provide biological background for data analysts. Formulate research hypotheses, design experiments as well as analytical strategies. Contribute to interpretation of findings and support/drive preparation of manuscripts.
  • Design and manage clinical as well as large-scale bio-sampling efforts. Contribute to protocol development and application for ethical approval. Assure GDPR compliance. Evaluate and improve sampling logistics and data collection strategies.
  • Identify novel research lines, technologies, and potential academic/industrial research partners with relevant complementary expertise to broaden the lab’s research horizon.
  • Follow up on national as well as international collaborations. Represent the lab at meetings. Facilitate exchange of expertise and data. Coordinate and perform scientific reporting.
  • Optimise lab-wide processes and workflows. Ensure consolidation of know how and continuity of lab expertise. Be the ‘memory’ of the lab.

You have

  • Multiple years of microbiome research experience in academia or industry, a PhD or similar through work experience. You are a scientist above everything.
  • A high level of independence and drive, a keen eye for innovation
  • High work ethics and a dedication to quality
  • Problem solving skills and a healthy dose of pragmaticism
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent people skills and great satisfaction in making young lab members succeed.

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