The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital - UZ Brussel – employs more than 6.000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital.
Teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are founded on the principle of unfettered inquiry to benefit the progress of mankind. This means rejecting dogmatic positions and guaranteeing the freedom to form opinions without interference; in this way the University aims to ensure the dispersal of the principle of unfettered inquiry throughout society.
The University is autonomous and democratically run. This means guaranteeing the exercise of the fundamental freedoms within the University, as well as the right of the University Community to participate in the decision making process and scrutiny of University policy.
The following form part of the University’s mission:
You will be employed in the Department of Biology (DBIO) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As an assistant you will provide support for courses in the curriculum in the Bachelor degree biology. You provide and coordinate the practicals (including laboratory exercises and field work). Dutch is the language of instruction.
You will also conduct research in the domain of ecology and biodiversity with the goal to obtain a doctorate degree. The specific subject of this research will be Research on aquatic ecology, namely population-genetic studies about connectivity and long-distance dispersal in estuaries and coastal zones (seagrasses, mangroves and associated marine fauna).
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We are looking for a dynamic teacher and motivated researcher with a strong interest in education about ecology and biodiversity of plants and animals in the bachelor program.
The Master's degree in Biology is required and candidates must meet the conditions for conducting doctoral research. A clear interest in innovative academic research is essential in order to be able to complete a qualitative PhD in the set term. Students who will graduate in first session 2018 can apply.
Candidates are invited to present their views on their doctoral research and to write down their vision on practical education. The candidate is also expected to endorse the educational vision of the University (full text to be consulted on the University's website).
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.
Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.
More information is available at www.vub.ac.be under the heading ‘future employees’.
Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
All applications must at least include the following attachments:
For more information:
Call PATRICIA PROVE
at the number: 02/629 15 92