PhD student

Last application date
Jul 31, 2019 10:14
Department
GE31 - Department of Biomolecular Medicine
Employment category
Doctoral fellow
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Master of Medicine, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, or equivalen
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The cancer research teams at Ghent University supervised by prof. dr. ir. Katleen De Preter (www.crig.ugent.be/en/prof-katleen-de-preter-phd) and prof. dr. Karim Varmaelen (www.crig.ugent.be/en/prof-karim-vermaelen-md-phd) have an open position for a highly motivated researcher with a keen interest in translational cancer research and basic knowledge of bio-informatics.

A new era of clinical care, so-called precision oncology is opening unprecedented potential for developing novel therapeutic strategies for cancer patients. The research of the translational bioinformatics group of prof. dr. ir. Katleen De Preter at UGent-Center for Medical Genetics (www.cmgg.be) is focused on the development of analytical and bio-informatic pipelines for diagnostic, prognostic and predictive analysis of tumors, enabling a more personalized and precise cancer medicine. In collaboration with prof. dr. Karim Vermaelen (founder of the ION network: www.crig.ugent.be/en/ion-immuno-oncology-network), a research project was recently started on the identification of new biomarkers for immunotherapy sensitivity in lung cancer patients. For this project, we are currently searching a highly motivated scientist.

We offer:

  •  a 4-year PhD-research project (candidates will be encouraged to apply for FWO, BOF and KOTK PhD grants in 2020).
  •  participation in an exciting and rapidly evolving research area of translational cancer genomics.
  •  access to “state-of-the-art" technology and facilities (e.g. (single cell) sequencing, cell sorting, bioinformatics, etc)
  •  to become member of a young, dynamic and enthusiastic research team with great team spirit that operates at international level and is dedicated to improve survival of cancer patients.
  •  the opportunity to work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary academic research environment.
  •  to embed in a research context with different top-research teams with a broad range of expertise.
  •   to benefit from a well established PhD training program at UGent.

Profile of the candidate

You will work in a multidisciplinary environment under the supervision of senior scientists in cancer genomics, oncology, biomarker analysis and bioinformatics at Ghent University (Hospital) in the Center for Medical Genetics (cmgg.be) and within the broader framework of the Cancer Research Institute Ghent (crig.ugent.be) where you will implement and develop (new) genomic biomarkers for the identification of immunotherapy responsive lung cancer patients.

  •  Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Master of Medicine, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, or equivalent.
  •  Candidates with some basic knowledge and interest in (cancer) genomics and bioinformatics are strongly encouraged to apply.
  •  Candidates should be team players and have strong analytical problem-solving skills (creative, critical, and open-minded).
  •   Good oral and written communication skills in English.

How to apply

Applications including a CV and cover letter should be sent electronically to prof. Katleen De Preter (). Top-ranked candidates will be invited for an interview (either skype or on site). Start date will be 1st of October 2019.

Location:

Medical Research Building (MRB1)

Center for Medical Genetics Ghent (CMGG)

Ghent University Hospital

Corneel Heymanslaan 10

B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

tel +32 9 332 39 45 /+32 9 332 24 51