Professor & Research Leader in Microbiology

be: Professor & Research Leader in Microbiology [Duties: The VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology is part of the VIB life sciences institute ( and is embedded within the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). The aim of the Center is to combine leading basic microbiology and systems biology research with top technology transfer activities. The current research focuses on microbes as a model to study their general biology, cellular physiology, ecology and evolution, including themes like genetic and epigenetic inheritance, cellular sensing and signaling, biofilms and the intestinal ecosystem. Apart from being a leader in basic research, the Center is also an important hub for translational research, with emphasis on the beer, wine, bakery, biofuels, and green chemicals industries, as well a... | Minimum Requirements: We are looking for candidates who have: a Ph.D; At least 4 years of experience as group leader / junior faculty member; published papers in leading journals of the field as first and/or corresponding author (typically IF> 10); a successful track record in fund raising; an ongoing ERC grant or filed ERC application is a plus but not required; teaching experience at an academic level is a plus but not required] / Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB); Ghent, Flanders, Belgium