Reasons to work for VIB

VIB is a great place for scientific research, but it's also a vibrant environment that will change your future! Here are some reasons why working at VIB is a good choice:


VIB is a center of excellence in life science, where scientists conduct curiosity-driven research that benefits society.

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Uniting 1470 researchers

1470 researchers and technicians from over 60 countries, with specializations in a multitude of disciplines. 

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Multidisciplinarity and the large variety in model organisms make VIB the ideal spot for the next step in your career.

> Discover the research themes at VIB

High-impact publications

VIB scientists publish in high-impact publications like Nature, Cell and Science.

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Uniting more than 60 different nationalities. English is the common working language. About 50% of the postdoc population is non-Belgian. 

> The personnel section of the annual report

High tech 

High investment in technology: state of the art core facilities as well as early access to emerging technologies through tech watch financing.

> Browse the technologies and services at VIB


Ample training opportunities in technologies, scientific disciplines and transferable skills such as technology transfer, science ethics, science communication,…

> Browse the VIB courses overview

Strong biotech cluster

VIB is a catalyzator of a dynamic biotech cluster of academic groups, startup companies and established pharma and agro companies

> Visit the FlandersBio website

Work-life balance

Belgium performs very well in many measures of well-being, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top ten countries in several topics in the OECD Better Life Index.

> Read more about OECD's Better Life Index

In the heart of Europe

VIB is located in Flanders, Belgium, right in the heart of Europe. London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin are just a few hours away. There is much to see, and much to enjoy.

> Learn more on about living in Flanders 







Ann Schepens – VIB Inflammation Research Center, UGent