Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Full-time research and teaching assistant position in chemistry - Faculty of sciences

2024-06-27 (Europe/Brussels)
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Reference : 2024/S244

Application deadline: 27/06/2024 

Start date : 01/10/2024

Job Description

This position is intended for candidates wishing to undertake a PhD in Science in the field of chemistry. The work includes two aspects: a research activity in chemistry on the one hand, and on the other hand the supervision of practical work and exercise sessions (about 300 hours per year) for courses in the undergraduate program, mainly in general chemistry. As part of the doctoral thesis that they will carry out in parallel, they will conduct research that is part of the activities of one of the laboratories of the Chemistry Department (listed at the address https://sciences.ulb.be/departement-chimie). 

Each candidate must have made prior contact with one of the members of the Academic Staff of the Department, who would agree to supervise him/her for the doctoral research. The assistant position provides a rich experience in the field of higher education, and also constitutes privileged access to the doctorate. The salary conditions are competitive.

A first term of two years is given, renewable maximum twice for two years each time after advice from the competent committees.

Skills required 

A licence or master’s degree (120 ECTS) in chemistry or a degree equivalent, and satisfy to the conditions of access to the doctorate degree.

  • High level of scientific knowledge in chemistry.
  • Excellent teaching skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team.
  • Punctuality and reliability in the execution of logistical tasks.
  • Excellent knowledge of French.

Courses covered

Exercises and practical work in first cycle chemistry, mainly in general chemistry (CHIM-F-101).


For more information, please contact Prof. Thierry Visart (E-mail: Thierry.visart.de.bocarme@ulb.be), Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université libre de Bruxelles (rectrice@ulb.be) and to the faculty deanship (Aff.acad.sciences@ulb.be)

They must include the following:

  • A cover letter.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV). If you wish, you can complete a standard form on the ULB website: https://www.ulb.be/fr/organigramme/fill-in-your-cv-on-line . Once completed, this form must be downloaded and attached to your application file.
  • A description of your thesis project (maximum 4 pages).
  • The name of the professor you have contacted within the Department.
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from the professor in the Department.

Equal opportunities policy

ULB's personnel management policy is geared towards diversity and equal opportunities.

We recruit candidates on the basis of their skills, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, origin, nationality, beliefs, disability, etc.

Would you like to be provided with reasonable accommodation in the selection procedure because of a disability, disorder, or illness? Please contact Marie Botty, the person in charge of diversity aspects for the academic and scientific staff (marie.botty@ulb.be). Be assured of the confidentiality of this information.

More details on the ULB gender and diversity policy are available at https://www.ulb.be/en/diversity/gender-equality

You will find all the regulations relating to research careers on our site at http://www.ulb.ac.be/emploi/academique.html.

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