Job offer – Full-time academic position in Agroecology and Crop/Soil Microbiology at ULB – Faculty of Sciences Bioengineering School in Brussels

The ULB – Faculty of Sciences Bioengineering School in Brussels is looking for a full-time academic position in Agroecology and Crop/Soil Microbiology.

Application deadline: 20/02/2021
Start date: 01/10/2021

The successful candidate will have expertise in agroecology and crop/soil microbiology to develop scientific research combining agroecological experimentation and microbiome characterization. ‘On-field’ research activities are considered critical to better formulate questions and needs directly emerging from the field, and to access the “natural” crop/soil microbiome in all its complexity. The successful candidate will have to lead research in this field with international collaborations and outcomes and secure funding for his/her activities. Teaching activities will include courses focusing on agroecology and microbial ecology and the underlying fundamental prerequisites. Participation in the supervision of student projects, laboratory practicals and exercise sessions will also be expected. The teaching load will grow progressively in the first years in order to give time to the successful candidate to develop his/her research activities and build a team.

The successful candidate will be invited to apply for a grant from the European Research Council (ERC) and be expected to apply for sources of outside funding (FNRS, Europe, Regional funds, etc…) enabling him/her to develop their research. The ULB Research Department will assist with these applications.

Qualifications required:

PhD Degree (with doctoral thesis) in “Sciences” or in “Agricultural Sciences and Biological Engineering” or equivalent qualification.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université libre de Bruxelles ( ) and to the faculty deanship ( ).

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