Admission requirements - Step 1


VIB International Postdoc program “omics@vib” is open to applicants from all nationalities. Applicants should not have been carrying out research in Belgium for more than 12 months during the last 3 years before the deadline of the program on 15/09/2013.
Postdocs selected for this program should be able to start their postdoc project before 1/6/2014.

University degree

Applicants must hold a PhD degree before the start of the fellowship, but not necessarily when applying.

Publication record

Applicants must have a proven record of research accomplishments and at least one original first author publication (including joint authorship), either published in or accepted by an international peer-reviewed journal with high recognition in the field.


Candidates should not have more than 5 years of postdoc experience at the moment of the deadline, 15 September 2013. 

Career Break

One additional year will be taken into account for every childbirth or any other officially stated career break reason (caring for sick children or parents, additional studies…)


English is used in all VIB laboratories for spoken and written scientific communication. Candidates must deliver proof of a solid English knowledge. Adding TOEFL test results in your cv is recommended.

This program is cofinanced by the European Commission Marie Curie FP7 People Cofund.