Ghent University

Post-doctoral assistant Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (26386)

2023-10-10 (Europe/Brussels)
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    →   Apply until 10/10/2023 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    →   Department GE35 - Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 80%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 202308/GE35/DA/031


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.

The Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is responsible for high-quality education and research from laboratory to clinic and back, in order to provide innovative and patient-oriented care over the entire life course. This vacancy will strengthen the gynecological medical oncology research and education at the department.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in the field of infectiology and gene therapy. You conduct your research within the Department of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine and Paediatrics. You will enter into collaborations with other researchers within and outside the department. In the context of your research, you support academic projects, but there is also room to initiate new projects. You will play a key role in supporting existing research lines within the department of infectiology.
  • You will help with the development and follow up of a translational research line in infectious diseases with a focus on the further development of gene therapies, in collaboration with various medical disciplines, in which multidisciplinarity is pursued.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
  • You will counsel Master’s students in their exercises, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.
  • You will assist in more general teaching assignments of the department, when necessary.
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.


  • You hold a doctoral degree. The degree requirement needs to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted
  • You have already conducted research within the field of HIV/infectiology research, preferably including preclinical research. Experience in cloning and lentiviral vector technology and is an added value.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate.
  • You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programs.
  • You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
  • You have knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations regarding clinical studies and the Good Clinical Practice principles or you are willing to acquire them.
  • You possess the necessary communication, social and organizational skills.


  • We offer you a temporary appointment of 3 years. A second appointment of up to 3 years can follow, subject to a favourable evaluation of the first term.
  • Even if you have already been appointed earlier (whether or not at another university and whether or not in the same field of discipline) in a first term of up to three years, you can apply.
  • The second appointment does not have to be immediately connected to a first term. Your appointment will start on 1 December 2023 at the earliest
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. 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 relevant scientific publications (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. Linos Vandekerckhove (, +32 09/332 33 98).

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

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Post-doctoral assistant Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (26386)
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Application deadline
2023-10-10 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2023-10-10 23:59 (CET)
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