Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM), ULB

Postdoctoral position

IRIBHM, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Postdoc. positions to study 

human brain development in link with evolution and diseases.

The Vanderhaeghen Lab (Stem Cell and Developmental Neurobiology Lab at the IRIBHM at Universite Libre de Bruxelles (, Brussels, Belgium, is seeking a highly creative postdoctoral Fellow to study the mechanisms linking the development and evolution of the human cerebral cortex, in relation with neurodevelopmental diseases.

Job description

The major research goal in our laboratory is to unravel some of the key mechanisms controlling the development of the cerebral cortex, from neural stem cells to neuronal circuits, in link with human brain evolution and diseases ( cf references below). Our primary experimental models are the mouse as well as human pluripotent stem cell-based models, including organoids and xenotransplantation.

Selected references

Bonnefont et al. Neuron (2019)103:1096-1108.

Suzuki et al. Cell (2018) 173:1370-1384.

Suzuki and Vanderhaeghen Development (2015) 142:3138-3150.

Espuny-Camacho et al. Neuron (2013) 77:440-456.

Tiberi et al. Nature Neurosci. (2012) 15 :1627-1635


We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a strong background and interest in developmental neurobiology and evolution. Previous experience in stem cell, developmental/evolutionary biology, molecular and cellular neurobiology, and/or pluripotent stem cell technology are strongly recommended.

We offer

A versatile and challenging job with very diverse contacts in a world-class research environment operating at an international level, and various opportunities to broaden your expertise

A competitive compensation package based on expertise and experience

Financial support is available for at least 2 years. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, HFSP, EMBO, or National funding organizations).

Starting Date: as soon as possible.

How to apply?

For more information contact Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV incl. list of publications, a motivation letter and the contact information of three referees.


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Postdoctoral position