Full-time Research and Teaching Assistant Position in Chemistry - Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
Apply until 26/06/2020
The candidate will participate in the supervision of seminars and practical works in Chemistry, mainly in Organic Chemistry.
The candidate must pursue research in view of obtaining a PhD in Science under the supervision of a Professor of the Department (the candidate must have made prior contact for this purpose with one of the Professors in the Department.
Apply until 30/06/2020
Monitoring of exercise sessions and laboratories (300h per year) for several Physics courses, and research activities in one of the research fields of the Department of Physics. The applicant will do research under the supervision of a professor of the Department in the framework of his/her PhD thesis (this requires preliminary contacts with that professor).
Main Research Field : Physics.
Full-time Academic Position in Molecular and Cellular Biology - Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
Apply until 31/05/2020
The Department of Molecular Biology (DBM) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) invites applications for a full-time tenured faculty position to join its multi-disciplinary research and teaching team, starting on 01/11/2020.
Candidates with a PhD degree in Molecular Biology (or related disciplines), an internationally competitive scientific track-record and an innovative research program in a field emphasized by the DBM are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in recruiting candidates investigating biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular microbiology and/or genetics. The candidate should consolidate existing laboratories of the department. Preference will, therefore, be given to candidates whose research skills will both integrate and complement current departmental strengths (http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/dbm/). Nevertheless, the successful candidate is expected to develop his/her own line of independent research and to apply to the most competitive external grants funding bodies to support his/her research program (ERC, Welbio, FNRS, Europe, Regional funds, etc…).
Professor in Geo- and Climate Hazards (14746) - Ghent University, Belgium
Apply until 4/05/2020
The faculty of Sciences has a vacancy for a professorship, starting on 1 September 2020. It concerns a full-time position as Professor in the rank of Assistant Professor (docent, Tenure Track) in the department of Geology (WE13), charged with academic teaching, scientific research and carrying out scientific duties in the field of geo- and climate hazards.
PhD positions at IMEC -Leuven, Belgium
Apply until 15/04/2020
As a PhD researcher at imec, you get the opportunity to do fundamental, advanced research on technologies that are far ahead of the needs of the industry. Our PhD programs have been developed in collaboration with 5 Flemish universities to match our research domains:
CMOS and beyond CMOS
Data science and data security
GaN Power Electronics
Image sensors and vision systems
Radar Sensing Systems
Solid State batteries
System and IC design
Thin-film flexible electronics
Wireless IoT communication
Assistant - Biochemistry and microbiology - Ghent University, Belgium
Apply until 14/04/2020 23:59 (Brussels time)
At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in microbial biochemistry in preparation of a doctoral dissertation focused on the biochemical aspects of bacterial virulence.
You will assist in the teaching activities at the department, specifically in biochemistry.
You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.
Apply until 26/04/2020
Current biomass use comes at a high cost, either in terms of land use (sugar/starch crops) or energy and chemical use (2nd generation biomass). On the other hand, bio-waste is massively produced in urban or rural context but almost not valorised, or solely in low-value applications, in part due to its heterogenous nature. The upcoming H2020 BBI CAFIPLA project tackles both issues by developing an integrated biomass valorisation strategy that combines the carboxylic acid and fibre recovery platform (CAP/FRP). Ghent University is one of the partners of this H2020 BBI project, and will contribute to the project by investigating: i) the production of medium-chain carboxylic acids from biowaste by chain elongation; and ii) the characterization of waste fermentation microbiomes using single-cell techniques, and the development of novel process monitoring and steering approaches for process monitoring.
Postdoctoral research (14426) - Geology - Ghent University, Belgium
Apply until 17/04/2020
In the framework of the FWO project “Energy storage in the geological subsurface: impact of salt precipitation in porous media” we have an open position for an enthusiastic post-doc within the Pore-scale Processes in Geomaterials Research group (PProGRess-UGent), member of the UGent expertise Centre for X-ray Tomography (www.ugct.ugent.be).
Storing renewable energy when there is a surplus to use at times of high demand is an important research topic regarding the energy transition. A promising technology to do this at large scale is to pump compressed air or hydrogen in the pores of subsurface rock formations. However, salts from the brine originally present in these pores may crystallize out and block the flow of storage gas. Despite its large impact on storage operations, it is currently poorly understood where and in which circumstances this takes place, due to the interplay between the physics of the process and geological heterogeneity. In this project, we will investigate this from the scale of pores up to storage reservoirs (km-scale). This will be done through gas injection experiments in rock samples visualized by micro-computed tomography, for which the post-doctoral researcher will be mainly responsible, combined with numerical analysis on different scales (for which a PhD student will be hired). This will give novel insights on the impact of salt crystallization on these promising energy storage technologies.
We are looking for a highly motivated, talented and skilled individual to join our ongoing research projects on understanding the molecular mechanisms of selective autophagy and plant abiotic stress responses. The focus of the project is to understand structure-function relationships of defined core autophagy-related (ATG) protein complexes and their involvement in the initiation and formation of the phagophore, then the autophagosome, to target a specific cargo such as the stress-induced membrane-bound Translocator protein (TSPO) in plants (Plant Cell, 2011, 23: 785-805; Plant Cell, 2014, 26: 4974-4990; Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 2015, 40: 497-503, iScience https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2020.100889). The project will involve a combination of protein biochemistry, proteomics, molecular genetics, genome editing, and cell biology. Most of the basic studies will be conducted in Arabidopsis, and translation of the acquired knowledge into related crop species. The position is associated with the research group of Henri Batoko at the Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology (LIBST), University of Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.