Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)

Postdoctoral Position on the link between genetic risk and microglia in Alzheimer’s disease

Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)

Leuven, Belgium

Description

The Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases headed by prof. Bart De Strooper is a vibrant environment where key issues related to Alzheimer’s disease are tackled. We are currently looking for a motivated postdoc to research how genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease translates into microglial dysfunction, using human iPS cells and human/mouse chimeric models of Alzheimer’s disease (see Mancuso et al. 2019 Nature Neuroscience).

Profile

  • This research position is open to candidates with a strong background in microglial biology, with experience in mouse models of disease and stem cell technology.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and omics techniques are an advantage but not strictly required.
  • Background in immunology would be a great asset, but not strictly required.
  • Given our multidisciplinary research team and close collaboration with external partners, project management and effective communication skills, as well as good mastery of the English language are essential.

Offer

  • An exceptional strong scientific environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • A stimulating, diverse international research environment in a world-class academic laboratory
  • Animal models, expertise in neurodegenerative disorders
  • Financial support is available for at least 1 year. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, HFSP, EMBO, or National funding organizations).
  • Start date: as soon as possible – the position is available immediately

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing research interests and previous research experience and a list of publications.

For more information: please contact Annerieke Sierksma.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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