Group Leader Positions in Integrative Structural Biology

Brussels VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

21 Jan 2019


VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

Senior Scientific (Managerial)



The VIB‐VUB Center for Structural Biology is part of the VIB life sciences institute and is embedded within the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As part of our major investments to address new challenges in Systems Structural Biology, we seek to appoint creative individuals at the junior or senior level to build independent teams and broaden our integrative research and technology landscape:

  • Groupleader in cryoelectron tomography to strengthen our Bio Electron Cryogenic Microscopy center
  • Groupleader in computational biology, chemical biology or network dynamics to build a team converging on synthetic biology or protein signalling cascades
  • Groupleader in cellular biology / microbiology focusing on bacterial hostpathogen interaction

We offer

  • an exciting and international research environment with committed peers.
  • an internationally attractive employment package commensurate with experience and including a pension scheme and health care program.
  • a start‐up budget and funding for a research group ranging from 1‐2 positions (junior group leaders) to 3‐5 positions (group leaders)
  • stable working conditions with a guaranteed term of 5 years for junior group leaders and open ended contracts subject to excellent performance with quinquennial reviews for senior group leaders
  • access to the departmental and institutional core facilities including X‐ray crystallography cryo‐EM, bio‐NMR, Nanobody discovery, (deep)sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics antibody and protein production, bio‐imaging, compound screening, bio‐informatics training facility, metabolomics and FACS suite.

About the Center for Structural Biology and VIB

The VIB‐VUB Center for Structural Biology is a centre of excellence in structural biology that is recognized worldwide for its scientific work, for the technologies it develops, and for the spin‐offs it creates. We study the structure and dynamics of macromolecular complexes in health and disease to explain their mode of action. We integrate our structural biology work with genetic and cellular studies, aiming to bridge molecular and cellular resolution. Thematically, the center focusses on protein signalling cascades and bacterial host‐pathogen interactions. We excel in translating our discoveries into biotechnological and medical applications. We take pride in training the next generation of scientists.

At VIB we are convinced that every person brings unique qualities and talents to the community and that every individual should be treated in a respectful way, irrespective of race, gender, nationality and personal life choices.

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online before February 28.

For inquiries, please contact Jan Steyaert or Han Remaut