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Research Professorships (BOFZAP) 2015

Employer: KU Leuven
Posted: June 13, 2014
Expires: August 12, 2014
Requisition number: BZO-2014-11

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Research Professorships (BOFZAP) 2015

The rector of the KU Leuven announces 15 full-time academic staff positions.

These positions are primarily research-oriented and are made available for excellent researchers with a high-quality research program (research professor, also called BOFZAP). The duties will mainly include scientific research of a high international level in the field proposed by the applicant. The assignment will be integrated into the chosen faculty/department.

The BOFZAP positions are open to all research disciplines and scientific domains. Within this number of positions a maximum of 6 specific research profiles can be defined.

For 2015 there are the following research profiles defined:

Within Humanities and Social Sciences Group:

Empirical research on religion and the construction of meaning:

Within Science, Engineering and Technology Group:

Synthetic Biochemistry (BOFZAP): Architectural Theory (BOFZAP): Environmental Organic Chemistry (BOFZAP):

Within Biomedical Sciences Group:

Development of innovative radiotracers for molecular imaging and/or radionuclide therapy (BOFZAP): Systems biology in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (BOFZAP):

The BOFZAP positions are primarily research-oriented, but the applicants must be prepared to undertake limited teaching assignments according to the BOF-decree.

Qualified applicants are expected to have a high international level in the scientific field (Senior BOFZAP) or a high potential is estimated (Junior BOFZAP). The high quality of the applicants should be evidenced by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, they are also expected to have good training and teaching skills in order to take on teaching assignments at the university.

Interested applicants must hold at the time of appointment at least three years of postdoctoral experience, from the date the PhD was obtained. Selected candidates will be appointed in an academic staff position, with a rank depending on the candidate's qualifications. The number of positions will depend on the available budgetary resources. In the decision making process, the global research- and education policy of the university will be taken into account The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.

For more information please contact Mrs. Kristin Vermeylen, tel.: +32 16 32 09 07, mail: or Mrs. Christelle Maeyaert, tel.: +32 16 32 41 94, mail:

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