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Ghent University

Professor in Integration of Multi-omics Datasets for congenital and/or acquired Diseases (21606) - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

2022-03-01
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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    →   Apply until 01/03/2022 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Discipline: Integration of Multi-omics Datasets for congenital and/or acquired Diseases
    →   10% Assistant professor
    →   Reference number: 202111/GE/ZAP/001

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.

ASSIGNMENT
 

This position is situated in the department of Biomolecular Medicine of the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The appointment includes a teaching, research and service assignment.

Academic education

You contribute to teaching in the bachelor and master program in Biomedical Sciences, the master program of Bioinformatics and the master program in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

In addition to subject-specific assignments, you also take on more generic teaching assignments including practical courses. You also supervise master’s theses within the Faculty. The assignment can evolve according to needs and changes.

Academic Research

You conduct research on system genetics and integrative multi-omics at an internationally competitive level. You will conduct research on integration of multi-omics datasets, to understand pathophysiological processes in acquired disorders and/or rare diseases. You give special attention to the non-coding genome/transcriptome.

Academic services

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Biomolecular Medicine, amongst others by translating the results of your research to the broader public.

During your career, you are willing to include roles and management positions that are relevant to the department and/or faculty.

PROFILE
 

Experience

  • You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
  • You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
  • You display or develop leadership (e.g. by the coaching of master- and PhD students);
  • Recommended are:
    • International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the  one where you acquired your highest academic degree;
    • Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised academic lecturing;
    • Professionalisation of education;
    • Your work shows an interdisciplinary character;
    • Demonstratable expertise in the application of bioinformatics for the analysis of multi-omics data.

Skills / Attitude

  • You are quality-oriented;
  • You take initiative;
  • You have good didactic skills;
  • You are a team player;
  • You have good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • You develop leadership in your area of expertise.

Admission requirements

  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate in the field of the Biomolecular Life Sciences or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

  • You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on September 1, 2022. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

We offer you an appointment with renewable duration for a maximum of 6 years.

The recruitment is possible no sooner than September 1, 2022.

OUR OFFER

The career and evaluation policy for Professorial Staff is based on talent development and growth, prioritizing vision development and strategy - at the personal as well as the group level. At UGent we focus on career support and coaching of the Professorial Staff in the different phases of the career. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/work/mobility-career/career-aspects/professorial-staff.

Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training and courses of 'Dutch' and 'English' for foreign-speaking lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can count on a number of benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to Ghent. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/work/talent.

Candidates who are newly appointed at Ghent University with an appointment as autonomous academic staff of at least 50% or candidates whose appointment as autonomous academic staff at Ghent University is increased to a minimum of 50% receive a Starting Grant of € 210.000 to contribute towards the personnel, operating and/or equipment costs of establishing a research team.

GENDER AND DIVERSITY

Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee will first evaluate the application files. Therefore it will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or test lecture …). Afterwards, the committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board. The advice of the Faculty Board will then be presented to the University Board for approval.

Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the candidates.

The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only considering longer stays abroad by also other forms of internationalisation.

Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave or other forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the available time for the realisation of academic output.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), merged into one pdf file.
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your doctoral degree. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if already in you possession)

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

MORE INFORMATION

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor dr. Kris Gevaert (Kris.Gevaert@UGent.be, +32 (0)9/224 98 35), Head of Department Biomolecular Medicine at the faculty Medicine and Health Sciences.

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ.

Informatie over de vacature

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Professor in Integration of Multi-omics Datasets for congenital and/or acquired Diseases (21606) - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Locatie
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Gent, België
Gepubliceerd
2021-12-24
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