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An academic position in Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics (1 FTE)

An academic position in Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics (1 FTE)


Vacancy Reference : 30188 / FASB 013 / 2022 (to be quoted in any correspondence)


UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured full-time position in Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics applied to drug-target Interactions


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. Within the Health Science Sector, the position is attached to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and to the Louvain Drug Research Institute that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Woluwe site offers a unique living environment conveniently located and easily accessible on the outskirts of Brussels.



The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of general pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, biophysics applied to drugs, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry and biochemistry.



The successful candidate will develop his/her research activities in the field of molecular pharmacology and biophysics applied to drug-target interactions.

The required profile is that of a basic researcher in pharmacology, exploring molecular drug-target interactions through innovative approaches. He/she will develop research programs in the general context of drug development, exploring at the molecular level the interactions between candidate drugs (small molecules, proteins...) and their pharmacological target, using state-of-the-art experimental approaches based on molecular biophysics.

The successful candidate will integrate his/her research activities in those of the Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI). He/she will have to demonstrate how his/her expertise can provide innovative insights to the research conducted in this Institute, preferably in one of the existing thematics. He/she will integrate his/her work in a translational approach of research in pharmacology, by contributing to reinforce the Institute's activities in experimental pharmacology.



- 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 with a research thesis in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, chemistry, physical chemistry or related disciplines or any comparable discipline with connection to fundamental pharmacology ;
- 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 French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, the applicant will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.

Specific Qualification
- Demonstrate previous experience in the field of pharmaceutical sciences (knowledge of drug pharmacology).

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. Emmanuel Hermans, Dean FASB – doyen-fasb@uclouvain.be
Prof. Nathalie Delzenne, President LDRI – president-ldri@uclouvain.be

Localization:  Health Science Sector
                        Faculty of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (FASB) (https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/fasb)
                        Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI) (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/ldri