Medical staff member nephrology with specific orientation toward kidney transplantation – Nephrology department


The Nephrology department is a dynamic service where high-quality medical care goes hand in hand with innovative clinical research and challenging academic assignments. In addition to long-standing excellent expertise in general clinical nephrology, the Nephrology department also has leading care programmes with a focus on kidney transplantation, glomerulonephritis / systemic diseases, nephrogenetics, metabolic complications and acute kidney disease, etc. A large chronic renal insufficiency care programme is supported by a driven multidisciplinary team where cooperation with primary care providers is key. A new outpatient centre for renal function replacement therapy offers, in addition to the classic epuration techniques (acute and chronic haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home haemodialysis), new and innovative techniques (e.g. liver dialysis, lipapheresis and adsorption techniques). Optimal patient-oriented clinical care, leading translational and clinical research and innovative IT integration are key. The Nephrology department has a very successful university kidney transplantation programme (5,000 transplants), which in the last 50 years has grown into an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence with world fame. The development of a unique transplantation-related biobank since 2004 forms an excellent basis for clinical-translational research and offers ample opportunities to develop leading and innovative scientific research in addition to quality daily patient care and optimisation of clinical care programmes in collaboration with an experienced multidisciplinary team.

The position involves

  • You support and promote the clinical importance of the nephrology department in general with specific orientation towards kidney transplantation and aim to contribute to the further development of the national and international position of Centre of Excellence.
  • You are experienced and interested in further development of the specific aspects of transplantation nephrology.
  • In addition, you are willing to actively contribute to the further support and development of the various nephrological care programmes at UZ Leuven and the collaborating hospitals of the locoregional and supraregional network.
  • You have an interest in scientific research, education and clinical training and ensure a fair balance between these different tasks. You aspire toward continuous optimisation and innovation within your field of expertise.

What we ask

  • You obtained a diploma recognised in Belgium/the European Union as a doctor and specialist in nephrology. A Doctor in Biomedical Sciences degree (PhD) is a major added value.
  • You have the necessary scientific knowledge and clinical experience in kidney transplantation in all its various aspects.
  • You have sufficient management skills to lead and inspire staff. You have good communication skills with fellow care providers with an eye for optimal multidisciplinary cooperation.
  • You speak Dutch or are willing to acquire the appropriate Dutch language level (5) on the short term.
  • You aspire toward efficient cooperation with other clinical departments, primary care providers and the external collaborating network of nephrologists in other medical centres.

What we offer

An interesting, innovative, university nephrological department with continuous challenges and a leading national and international role. A good personnel status with numerous fringe benefits.


Mail your letter of application with curriculum vitae by June 30th 2022 to Chief Medical Officer Prof. Dr. Gert Van Assche ( and attn. Prof. Dr. Dirk Kuypers, department head Nephrology (

For more information about this job offer please contact Prof. Dr. D.Kuypers by mail or call the secretariat at 016/34 45 80.

Laatste aanpassing: 12 mei 2022