Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Bacteriology 2018, Belgium


May 31, 2018


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Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Bacteriology 


The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) is internationally recognized as a center of excellence for education, research, and service delivery in the field of tropical medicine. The Department of Clinical Sciences concentrates on patient-based research, training, and services in low-resource settings, with emphasis on tropical and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS. It also runs the Medical Services of the ITM.

A postdoctoral research fellow (bio)medical profile with expertise in clinical bacteriology and research in low-resource settings is looked for. This position is opened in the Unit of Tropical Laboratory Medicine (Prof. Jan Jacobs) and aligns with the interdepartmental research team ‘Bacterial Infections in the Tropics’. Networks for surveillance of invasive bacterial infections and antimicrobial resistance are to be set-up in low-resource settings (particularly Sub-Saharan Africa), in close collaboration with the other disciplines of the BIT team such as diagnostics development, molecular biology and epidemiology.


  • You will work as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Unit of Tropical Laboratory Medicine while liaising and collaborating with biomedical and public health researchers in the interdepartmental research group ‘bacterial infections in the tropics’.
  • You will implement and coordinate projects that aim to set-up surveillance networks of invasive bacterial infections and their antimicrobial resistance, in particular, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • You will actively take part in the interdepartmental research on microbiology and antibiotic resistance.
  • You will network with international stakeholders in antimicrobial resistance.
  • You will contribute to the application for external funding for these activities.
  • You will support educational activities in the scope of the above.


  • You are a (bio)medical scientist with a PhD related to clinical microbiology.
  • You are trained and proficient in aspects clinical microbiology including hands-on bacteriology.
  • You have relevant field experience (> 4 years) in low-resource settings.
  • You have good conceptual, analytical and scientific writing skills.
  • You have an interest in research in tropical infectious diseases.
  • You have the flexibility to travel a regular basis for short missions to low-resource settings.
  • You speak and write fluently in English and French. Knowledge of Dutch and other relevant languages (Spanish, Portuguese) is an asset.
  • You are a team player who can build strong multi-disciplinary working relationships.
  • You are quality driven, service-minded and result-orientated.


  • An intellectually stimulating, international and socially committed environment, with room for personal initiative.
  • A fulltime position up to 31 December 2019, extendable. Starting date as soon as possible.
  • A salary package depending on your profile and professional experience, including supplementary benefits such as additional private pension scheme, public transport subscription and/or bicycle fee, meal vouchers subscription.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Jan Jacobs ( Send your application with motivation letter and ITM application form to

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May 22, 2018
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