Postdoctoral Position on Joint Inflammation

Last application date
Oct 31, 2017 12:00
Department
GE01 - Department of Internal medicine
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
PhD degree in biomedical sciences, medicine or molecular biology or biotechnology
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

A postdoctoral position is available in unit for molecular immunology and inflammation (Prof Dirk Elewaut and Lars Vereecke). This research team focuses on molecular mechanisms of joint inflammation and associated tissue damage. Much emphasis in our work is given on its relevance to human disease. The project will take advantage of new evolutions in the role between biomechanics and inflammation. The goal of the project is to study the molecular determinants of joint inflammation using genomics and functional genomics approaches. For more information about the lab: http://www.vib.be/en/research/scientists/Pages/Dirk-Elewaut-Lab.aspx

We offer:

- an exciting and supportive working environment with several high-end core facilities (microscopy, flow cytometry, transgenesis, cell culture, recombinant protein technology)

- expert international research groups actively collaborating within and outside the center.

- interactions with biotech companies

- plenty training possibilities (science, coaching, skills, career guidance,…).

For more information, contact Prof. Lars Vereecke (Lars.Vereecke@irc.vib-ugent.be)

Profile of the candidate

-The candidate should have obtained a PhD degree in biomedical sciences, medicine or molecular biology or biotechnology

-The candidate should have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed international journals

-You have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English

-The candidate should be able to work independently, and willing to contribute to the supervision of master students

-The candidate has strong practical experience with molecular biology techniques and data mining (including arrays), cellular immunology, ideally also in osteoclast biology and good knowledge on inflammation and joint inflammation and inflammation induced bone loss

-The candidate has practical experience with mouse models, ideally in the field of arthritic disease

How to apply

Applying for this job must be done online: https://vibvzw.jobsoid.com/j/9024