→ Apply until 01/03/2022 23:59 (Brussels time)
→ Discipline: Preclinical Models for Hereditary Connective Tissue Diseases
→ 10% Assistant professor
→ Reference number: 202111/GE/ZAP/002
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.
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.
You contribute to teaching in the bachelor and master programs in Biomedical Sciences and in Medicine and the master program in Biochemistry/Biotechnology. You teach different courses in general medical genetics and molecular biology, including practical courses.
In addition to subject-specific assignments, you also take on more generic teaching assignments. You also supervise master’s theses within the Faculty. The assignment can evolve according to needs and changes.
You conduct research on animal model systems (Danio rerio, Xenopus tropicalis, Mus musculus) for Mendelian connective tissue diseases. More specifically, in collaboration with established research groups, you will develop research on developmental processes of animal models, including cardiovascular and skeletal development. This also includes generating and analyzing -omics datasets. You investigate the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms to identify targets for therapies. With regards to the development of therapies, you work with targeted strategies (based on pathophysiology) as well as through screening of compound libraries.
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.
Skills / Attitude
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.
We offer you an appointment with renewable duration for a maximum of 6 years.
The recruitment is possible no sooner than September 1, 2022.
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. Applications by female candidates are thus especially welcomed.
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:
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.
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.
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