Candidates with a PhD degree in Molecular Biology (or related disciplines), an internationally competitive scientific track-record and an innovative research program in a field emphasized by the DBM are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in recruiting candidates investigating biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular microbiology and/or genetics. The candidate should consolidate existing laboratories of the department. Preference will therefore be given to candidates whose research skills will both integrate and complement current departmental strengths (https://sciences.ulb.be/departement-biologie-moleculaire). Nevertheless the successful candidate is expected to develop his/her own line of independent research and to apply to the most competitive external grants funding bodies to support his/her research program (ERC, Welbio, FNRS, Europe, Regional funds, etc.).
The applicant shall show strong motivation and abilities with respect to teaching and mentoring. Thus he/she will contribute to the teaching activities in a wide range of aspects of modern biology in the Bachelor and Master programs by ensuring both basic and specialty courses. He/she should progressively increase his/her teaching activities to reach a level comparable to that of colleagues within the Faculty (about 80-100 hours/year). Mentoring of undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers is also expected. For candidates not fluent in French, a temporary period of teaching in English may be granted for 3 years, after which he/she is expected to be able to teach in French.