Post-doctoral assistant - Veterinary medical imaging and small animal orthopaedics

Country: Belgium;

City: Ghent

Vacancy added: 21.01.2019

Employer: Ghent University

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 12.02.2019



Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.


  • At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in the field of veterinary medical imaging.
  • You will assist in teaching activities at Master level in the field of veterinary diagnostic imaging.
  • You will counsel Master students in their training, work placement and Master’s dissertation.
  • You will counsel doctoral students.
  • You will participate in the medical imaging clinic of domestic animals.
  • You will participate in the rotation schedule of the emergency guard service.


  • You hold a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine.

For degrees awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.

  • You have already conducted research in the field of Veterinary Medical Imaging.
  • You obtained a doctoral degree in Veterinary Sciences and have distinguished yourself as a promising doctoral researcher.
  • You are profoundly interested in student counselling and guidance in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Advanced Master’s programs.
  • You are able to present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
  • You are European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging or eligible to sit the Board examination for specialization.


  • We offer you a three-year appointment, which may be renewed once for three years at the most, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a post-doctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 March 2019 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. 
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. 


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your relevant scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jimmy Saunders (, +32 9 2647760).

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