PhD student

Last application date
Jun 01, 2019 13:12
Department
GE33 - Department of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
Master of pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, veterinary sciences, bioscience engineering or medicine.
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The gut-liver immunopharmacology unit is seeking for a highly motivated PhD student for a project focusing on the gut-liver axis. Chronic liver diseases are associated with impaired intestinal barrier function which contributes to disease progression. Within this project, you will be involved in further unraveling the interconnection between the liver and the gut with the ultimate goal of finding new therapeutic options. You will make use of human samples, animal models and in vitro assays; techniques include (but not limited): qRT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot, luminex, flow cytometry and FACS. More information: https://www.ugent.be/ge/ftmw/en/research/rs-devisscher.htm

Profile of the candidate

The candidate should have a strong interest in gut and liver diseases, good communication and writing skills (English), and should be able to work independently, as well as function as part of a team.

How to apply

We offer a position for 1 year with the possibility of extension for 4 years in case of a positive FWO/BOF application. The candidate will have to apply for an FWO mandate in February 2020. Please send your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to Prof. Dr. Lindsey Devisscher before June 1, 2019.