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Université libre de Bruxelles
21 Postdoctoral Positions – IF@ULB – MSCA COFUND – All fields of research
Université libre de Bruxelles
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Published: 15 days ago
Application deadline: Oct 15
Location: Brussels, Belgium
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21 Postdoctoral Positions – IF@ULB – MSCA COFUND – All fields of research

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Occupation: Full-time
Period: 2-year fellowship
Place: Brussels
Working Language: English (+language to be defined with the research centre)
Planned Starting date: between April 2019 and mid-October 2019
Apply no later than: 15 October 2018
Annual gross salary: approximately 42 000 €

Job description

The Université libre de Bruxelles offers a fellowship programme, IF@ULB (, COFUNDed by ULB and the European Commission within the framework of MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE actions (H2020). The first call IF@ULB will enable ULB to recruit 21 postdoctoral researchers in one of the ULB research centres. The positions are open to researchers in all fields, according to a bottom up approach. The evaluation procedure will be organised through three panels: Social Sciences and Humanities, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences.

The programme IF@ULB offers a unique opportunity to develop your career in the heart of Europe, in a university renowned for its excellence in research, innovation and education.

The procedure for submission as well as the evaluation and selection process are available on IF@ULB website:


  • Candidates of any nationality and of any age
    • Holders of a PhD degree, with maximum 7 years of postdoctoral experience at the date of the call deadline.
    • Applicants without a PhD, provided they have documented full-time equivalent research experience of minimum 4 and maximum 11 years prior to the call deadline.
  • Eligible applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months during the 3 years preceding the call deadline.
  • Eligible applicants should not have benefited from another postdoctoral fellowship in Belgium for more than 6 months by the date of the call deadline.


Each successful IF@ULB fellow will be granted a 2-year fellowship. The fellows will work in an environment of excellence under the supervision of renowned experts and thereby will increase their field-scientific knowledge.  

IF@ULB fellows will benefit from a triple dimension of mobility:

1. International mobility: the University highly encourages international collaboration. IF@ULB fellows will benefit from the network of their supervisors and vice versa, thus opening up new international collaboration opportunities that will outlast the duration of the fellowships.

2. Interdisciplinarity is a major concern of the research policy of the ULB and post-doctoral fellows will therefore be very much exposed to different disciplines in most of the laboratories and departments where they will conduct their projects.

3. Inter-sectorial exposure will be ensured via the well-established collaborations and interactions between ULB research units and industry and societal stakeholders in all fields of research.    

Moreover, the programme IF@ULB will offer to each successful candidate an individual career development programme adapted to his or her needs. It will include research training, transferable soft skills training and a personalised career guidance (individual development plan, individual coaching).

Finally, the detailed financial conditions are available in the Guide for Applicants on IF@ULB website: 

Interested ?

Before applying, applicants must identify a supervisor at ULB and obtain a letter of acceptance from them. If the applicant has not yet identified a supervisor, they can consult the ULB Research Inventory.

Applicants can submit their application via the online platform on IF@ULB website :

The application file must include:

ULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age.

Applications will be treated as confidential.

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