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Pluripotent stem cell genome engineering and CRISPR/CAS screen - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 24 June 2017

Project Description

  • The successful candidate will be part of a team consisting of multiple PhD students and postdocs, using different liver cells derived from pluripotent stem cells as models of disease in a dish. 
  • In addition, technology such CRISPR/Cas screen, to be developed in the liver cell models, will also be used by other members in the lab focusing on neurodegenerative diseases. 

The successful candidate should 
  • hold a PhD in molecular or cellular biology, biochemistry or bioengineering
  • have extensive lab experience in molecular biology, including CRISPR/CAS9 technology
  • ideally, have hands on experience in human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation
  • have outstanding publications in high impact journals, which will allow access to competitive long-term Flemish/European funding schemes
  • be structured and responsible
  •  contribute with enthusiasm to an ambitious and highly interdisciplinary team
  •  be fluent in written and spoken English.

  • We offer a position for 1 year with the possibility of renewal after a positive evaluation. 
  • Currently funding will be provided for 18-24 months, which can then be extended when additional funding has been secured by the fellow or by the lab on this topic.