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Postdoctoral position in the Biology of Membrane Contact Sites and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Leuven Belgium,  

KU Leuven (company)

Posted on : 18 May 2017

Project Description

  • Investigate and develop specific research projects of the lab.
  • Work with minimal supervision using own initiative and creativity to prioritize and investigate key research questions under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.
  • Improve established protocols/techniques and implement or develop new ones.
  • Provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and other members of the lab.
  • Coordinate collaborative work within the lab and with other teams.
  • Present data at internal and external meetings.
  • Write manuscripts and help with writing grants.
  • Develop academic independence.
  • Work to maintain a cohesive and nice working atmosphere in the lab.

  • You hold a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecularbiology or equivalent related fields, with focus on UPR signaling and cell death obtained from a non-Belgian University.
  • You have obtained your PhD degree in the past 2-3 years and have less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • You feel comfortable with high-end fluorescent microscopy analysis or have past experience with imaging techniques.
  • You are a team player with good oral and written communication skills

This would be an asset:
  • Demonstrated skills in ER biology and calcium signaling.
  • Basic knowledge of immunology and handling of immune cells.
  • Experience with in vivo work (mouse models).
  • Experience in working with deadlines and being involved simultaneously in multiple projects.

  • At least a 3 years post-doctoral contract. 
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructures. 
  • A stimulating, diverse international research environment in a world-class academic laboratory. 
  • Start date: as soon as possible - the position is immediately available.


3000 Leuven Belgium

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