Ghent University

Assistant department of Translational Physiology, Infectiology and Public Health (27399)

2024-09-10 (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 10/09/2024 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    →   Department DI04 - Translational Physiology, Infectiology and Public Health
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 202406/DI04/A/009


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing 15.000 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.


  • You spend at least 50% of your assignment on scientific research related to the physiological characterization of exercise and stress in the context of the preparation of a doctoral thesis
  • You provide assistance with the education of the department in the field of Physiology and Pathophysiology: organizing and supervising the practicals, supervising the master's thesis students and internship students from home and abroad.
  • You contribute to the internal and external services of the department


  • You hold a Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine (preferred), a Master's degree in Bioscience Engineering, or an equivalent diploma. The diploma requirement must be met on the date of appointment
  • For diplomas obtained outside the European Union, an equivalence certificate from NARIC must be submitted
  • You have experience with horses and a broad interest in animals
  • You are interested in scientific and/or project-based research and services
  • You work independently, in a structured manner and are willing to share your knowledge with others.
  • You are flexible, communicative and have the necessary attitude to combine PhD research with educational tasks and services.
  • You are passionate about science, eager to learn and enthusiastic to be part of a successful research group in an international environment. More information about the research group can be found via our website:
  • Good communication and team spirit are indispensable.
  • You have the necessary skills in accordance with the requirements of the intended position
  • Possess the physical fitness required for the position to be performed
  • Teaching experience and participation in further training, conferences, etc. is recommended and strongly encouraged within the group
  • You have didactic and communicative qualities.
  • You have thorough knowledge of Dutch and English in connection with supervising Bachelor students in practicals and carrying out PhD research.
  • For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted
  • You are interested in academic and/or project-based research and services
  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills


  • 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 October 2024 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. Cathérine Delesalle (; cell phone: +32 495826294

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read the FAQ or contact us via or +32 9 264 34 36

Job details

Assistant department of Translational Physiology, Infectiology and Public Health (27399)
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Application deadline
2024-09-10 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-09-10 23:59 (CET)
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