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An academic position in Computer Science applied to Medical Sciences (1 FTE)

An academic position in Computer Science applied to Medical Sciences (1 FTE)


Vacancy Reference : 30180 / EPL 078 / 2022 (to be quoted in any correspondence)


UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured full-time position in Computer Science applied to Medical Sciences


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. Within the Science and Technology Sector, the position is attached to the Louvain School of Engineering and to the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique living environment conveniently located at the heart of Europe. The Charleroi site offers a quality environment in higher education, at the heart of a region in full economic development, centred on new technologies.



The successful candidate will be involved in the implementation and teaching in a new bachelor's degree in computer science being created at the site of Charleroi, as well as in teaching in the computer science degrees at Louvain-la-Neuve, in particular the bachelor of computer science, the master in computer science engineering and the master in computer science.

Bachelor level courses are taught mainly in French, master level courses exclusively in English.

The involvement in the creation of a new bachelor’s degree in computer science should be seen by the candidate as a unique opportunity to increase the visibility and development of computing in Belgium and the city of Charleroi in particular.



The successful candidate will have a recognised expertise in Computer Science applied to the medical domain. More specifically, we seek a candidate who is skilled in one or more of the following research domains, without being exhaustive:

  • Medical informatics or bioinformatics ;
  • The analysis, management or visualisation of medical and biological data ;
  • Software engineering applied to medical and health systems ;
  • Ubiquitous computing applied to human health ;
  • Managing large scale, heterogeneous, structured and non-structured medical data ;
  • The privacy and ethical aspects of medical computing.


Experience in the development of open-source software can be considered as an asset.



- Be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- Supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- Be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- Be available to carry out, in the long term, different service activities and take on responsibilities within the University and its entities; 
- Contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- Contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

General conditions

Required Qualifications : the applicant must have

- A PhD degree in Sciences or Engineering, orientation Computer science or any comparable discipline;

- Either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside his or her university of origin;
- A significant scientific record with international publications;
- Experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
- The capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- Creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- The capacities required to undertake high-level academic research: capacity to raise research funds, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;
- Team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in English, spoken and written. Otherwise, the applicant will be asked to acquire it within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in this language. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.


Specific Qualification
Given the involvement in the creation and teaching in the bachelor’s degree in computer science in Charleroi, knowledge of the French language, spoken and written, is essential.



The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see: jobs.uclouvain.be.

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

Practical Information

Application deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021 at noon

Please read the important information before applying

Starting date:  1st September 2022

Further information :
Prof. Alain Jonas, Dean EPL – doyen-epl@uclouvain.be
Prof. Michel Verleysen, President ICTM – president-ictm@uclouvain.be

Localization:  Science and Technology Sector
                        Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) (https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/epl)
                        Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTM) (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/icteam