Contribute to world-class research
Excellence in science requires a multidisciplinary, multicultural and collaborative research environment. Open discussion and knowledge sharing is crucial for the professional development of all VIB employees. VIB aspires to be an inspiring place for research at the interface of academia and industry, offering an appreciative and collaborative environment. While maintaining the highest standards of research, VIB’s HR team mentors and coaches employees from across the institute during all stages of their career.
Ten good reasons to work at VIB
Excellence in life sciences
VIB performs world-leading basic research on some of the most poignant biological questions of our time.
Strong biotech cluster
flanders.bio furthermore creates value in the cluster by bringing expertise and a clear strategy to enhance the growth of its members and enabling innovation via a portfolio of activities and programmes.
High impact publications
Research from VIB scientists regularly appears in leading scientific journals.
Scientists at VIB conduct pioneering research across a wide spectrum of disciplines ranging from cancer, inflammation and neuroscience to plant biology.
Science and technology are inextricably intertwined with one another. The use of new technologies often leads to breakthroughs in scientific research.
We offer scientific and technical skills courses to help VIB and non-VIB researchers to excel as a scientist in increasingly interdisciplinary and fast-evolving times.
Uniting more than 60 different nationalities. English is the common working language. About 50% of the postdoc population is non-Belgian.
VIB is one of the founding fathers of two international schools providing affordable international education close to the VIB centers in Ghent and Leuven, adding to the existing schools in Brussels and Antwerp.
VIB Vision and HR Strategy
Excellence in science requires a multidisciplinary, multicultural and collaborative research environment whereby open discussion and knowledge sharing are encouraged and wherein the professional development of all co-workers is considered as crucial. The VIB HR strategy translates this challenge into the following vision, goals and action plans.
Meet the HR team
Attracting highly motivated, creative and dedicated scientists from all over the world is one of the strategic components of the HR strategy of VIB. Having a solid and forward looking recruitment strategy in place is a basic requirement for doing so. Retaining our scientists and offering them a stimulating and supportive environment with ample scientific coaching, feedback and training is a second pillar of the VIB HR strategy. Additionally, VIB wishes to be a warm workplace with attention to all aspects of well-being at work. Finally, VIB wishes to empower its scientists through career development initiatives to move on to their next career step within or outside VIB.
Meet the team