Doctoral fellow

Last application date
Jun 30, 2023 10:30
DI04 - Department of Translational Physiology, Infectiology and Public Health
Limited duration
Master in veterinary medicine
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

We have one funded doctoral position (4 years) immediately available in the Laval lab.

Based on exciting recent data and using the pig as a model, this project aims to examine how peripheral viral infections may trigger a rapid neuroinflammatory response in the peripheral and central nervous system (PNS/CNS) with long-term consequences (e.g., neurodegeneration) in the brain. This project is part of a Geconcerteerde Onderzoek Actie (GOA) project awarded to the lab by Ghent University. During his/her PhD, the applicant will also be invited to submit applications for additional funding opportunities (e.g., FWO PhD fellowship). The Laval lab is located in a dynamic and multidisciplinary work environment at the faculty of veterinary medicine, campus Merelbeke that shares a collaborative and international culture. Working language is English.

Job profile

  • Master in veterinary medicine.
  • Interested to conduct scientific research in a virology lab.
  • Interested in in vivo studies (e.g., viral inoculation in pigs, tissue collection and processing, neurosurgery) and laboratory work (e.g., cell and virology
    techniques, serology).
  • Knowledge and interest in the pig sector.
  • Previous experience in virology is a plus.
  • You are motivated, quality-oriented and creative. You have organizational skills and are eager to emerge in new scientific disciplines.
  • You are fluent in English communication and a team player.

How to apply

Please submit a CV, a cover letter describing research interests, and contact information of two references to

The positions will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.