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A full-time Senior Academic position in the domain of Single cell genomics is available in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Leuven.
Biological and biomedical research is shifting from multicellular analyses to single cell analyses. This type of research requires new computational and artificial intelligence-based methods for the analysis of large datasets.
We seek to appoint a new Senior Academic staff member in this area. The candidate will also be affiliated with and play an important role in the newly established Single Cell Omics Institute.
(More info on the institute, equipment and scientific network via the new website: www.singlecell.be)
It is the mission of the Department of Human Genetics, within the areas of human genetics, neurogenetics and cancer genetics, to diagnose, treat and counsel patients, to conduct excellent research and to offer an up-to-date education curriculum.
It is the aim of every staff member to use the newest genetic and molecular technologies in order to improve our understanding of human disorders, at the service of our patients and society as a whole.
We aspire to be an international centre of excellence within the field of molecular genetics, and to offer a platform of genetic technologies that can support clinical and fundamental, both national and international research groups.
We put our clinical services and scientific knowhow at the disposal of our patients, by making diagnoses and by giving them (therapeutic) advice and treatment. We also reflect on the societal, ethical, and psychological impact of new knowledge and clinical practices in the field of human genetics on individuals and on our society
The research is situated in the domain of human genetics/genomics. The candidate will be an expert in the development and implementation of innovative computational and artificial intelligence-based methods for the analysis of large ‘omics’ datasets from individual cells. The research aims to understand the biology of human cells during normal development, ageing and/or diseases.
The candidate will be appointed at the Faculty of Medicine and takes up teaching assignments (in English or in Dutch) in this or other faculties. You ensure high-quality education, with a clear commitment for the quality of the programme as a whole.You also contribute to the pedagogic project of the university through the supervision of Msc. theses and as a promoter of PhD students.
We have a full-time position available in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research.It is highly inter- and multidisciplinary focused and strives for international excellence. In this regard, it actively works together with research partners in Belgium and abroad. It provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.
You will work in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.
Depending on your record and qualifications, you will be appointed to or tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant professor,associate professor, professor or full professor.
In the case of a postdoctoral fellowship, you can be asked to finish your fellowship first. For this period, you will be appointed as a part-time assistant professor.
KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, partner career coaching, …
To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100.000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%.