Ghent University

Assistant department Bio-analysis (26398)

2023-10-10 (Europe/Brussels)
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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 10/10/2023 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    →   Department FW03 - Bio-analysis
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 202309/FW03/AS/007


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 9,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation on lung health in the general population. Aging is one of the major challenges of the 21st century and lung function is one of the most important predictors of healthy aging. Within this PhD project, the lung function of middle aged to elderly persons from the general population will be linked to the environment they are exposed. Which dietary markers are beneficial in subgroups of the general population for their lung health, will be further investigated.
  • You will assist in the teaching activities at the department, specifically the following Dutch courses: Pathophysiology I-IV.
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.


  • You hold a degree of Master of Medicine in Medicine, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Care, Drug Development, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent degree. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have an interest in public health, epidemiology and clinical pharmacology. Publications or a master's thesis on pulmonary diseases or precision medicine or care in patients with chronic complex diseases are highly recommended.
  • You have strong interest and/or experience in statistical data processing and have a thorough knowledge of SPSS and/or R.
  • You demonstrate clinical and analytical ability to transform clinical problems into statistical syntax. Knowledge of and affinity with current evolutions in healthcare (both in the Belgian context and internationally) is important.
  • You are able to translate scientific research into the professional practice of healthcare providers (both locally and internationally) and into the training of future healthcare providers;
  • You have an independent, problem-solving, organized and result-oriented attitude;
  • You possess the required social skills, flexibility and critical spirit to function in a multidisciplinary and international academic environment.
  • You possess teaching and communication skills. Teaching experience and participation in continuing education, conferences, etc. is highly recommended.


  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a junior assistant or doctoral fellow at a university within the Flemish Community, this appointment will be deducted from the maximum term of appointment, which is six years at the most according to the Codex of Higher Education
  • Your appointment will start on 1 November 2023 at the earliest
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information about our salary scales
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits


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’: your cv and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession)
  • 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 a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted (if already in your possession, if not, you need to be able to provide proof that you have applied for a certificate of equivalence at the start of your appointment). The certificate can be requested via For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required

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

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. . Lies Lahousse (, +32 9/264 81 14).

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ or contact helpdesk ( - tel. 09/264 98 98)

Job details

Assistant department Bio-analysis (26398)
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Application deadline
2023-10-10 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2023-10-10 23:59 (CET)
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