Research Professor ZAPBOF, Immunology of Parasitic Diseases

Research Professor ZAPBOF, Immunology of Parasitic Diseases

(Tenure Track)

University of Antwerp - Department of Biomedical Sciences

Antwerp, Belgium

Position

As a member of the Tenured Senior Academic Staff (Dutch: Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP), you will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks: research, services and education. Your role may also include organisational and managerial aspects. As a research professor, your role will consist primarily of academic research with some limited involvement in the educational programmes for a maximum of 10 years.

Research

  • You will expand high-quality scientific research in the area of immunology of parasitic diseases. The LMPH lab has an internationally strong position and unique assets in the research of protozoan parasites. The University of Antwerp aims to strengthen her position in the battle against infectious diseases and plays a leading role with unique assets in the regional ecosystem consisting of research institutes, hospitals and pharma/biotech companies.
  • You will initiate new lines of fundamental and applied research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects. You will also participate in ongoing research programmes on infectious parasitic diseases.
  • You will acquire and manage national and international research funding.
  • You will publish in top journals in the area of infection, parasitology or immunology.
  • You will develop an international scientific network.
  • You will supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • You will endeavour to fund synergies and complementarity with similar groups in institutions in Antwerp and Belgium and will aim to collaborate with these as relevant.

Services

  • You will play a role in the provision of both academic and societal services within the institution and externally.

Education

  • You will provide high-quality education in courses about immunology and parasitic diseases of human and veterinary importance.
  • Your limited teaching role will evolve in function of time.
  • Organisation and leadership
  • Your leadership style will be motivating and coaching. You will be attentive to your employees’ growth and development processes.

Profile

  • You hold a PhD in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine or Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • You can demonstrate a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience in immunology of parasitic diseases.
  • A solid immunological background and experience with in vitro and ex vivo immune cell culture and characterization by flow cytometry are essential.
  • Experience with parasitic infection laboratory models is important.
  • Experience with bioinformatic analysis of (single cell) omics data, immunometabolism or skin immunity is an added asset.
  • You have an international academic portfolio and conduct high-quality academic research.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities available.
  • If you do not speak 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 programme component 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 through an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.
  • You demonstrate leadership potential and organisational skills.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.

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