Careers

We are always on the lookout for talented researchers and staff to strengthen our team. We currently have several open positions for PhD students, postdocs or technical experts.

Postdoc on synaptic dysfunction in neurodegeneration

The Verstreken lab is looking for a postdoc who will use induced human neurons and/or fruit flies to study mechanisms of synaptic transmission in neurodegeneration. The postdoc's work will rely on collections of genetic models that have already been created in flies and human iPS cells. By combining in vivo assays such as electrophysiology and live imaging with cellular and molecular techniques, s/he will characterize neurodegeneration-relevant phenotypes and provide mechanistic insight into the role of genetic modifiers as to assess novel therapeutic targets that modulate the phenotypes.


 

2 postdocs in single-cell bioinformatics & machine learning

The Lab of Computational Biology (Aerts lab) would like to take 2 new postdocs on board. Their goal would be to develop new bioinformatics and machine-learning approaches to study single-cell gene regulatory networks using single-cell transcriptomics, epigenomics, imaging and microfluidics. If you hold a PhD in a relevant field and have programming skills (experience with machine learning is a plus), this might be the opportunity you have been looking for!

Postdoctoral Research Position on Human Mouse Chimera Models in Parkinson’s Disease

We seek a young and ambitious postdoctoral fellow with a background in mouse neuroanatomy and/or iPS cell manipulations. This postdoc project has the goal to build human mouse chimeras where differentiated patient iPS cells can be studied in the context of the murine brain. The goal is to induce Parkinson pathology in the context of human neurons in vivo and use our extensive knowledge of targeting the pathways relevant to Parkinson’s in this new humanized system


 

Postdoctoral Position on Single Molecule Analysis of Key-Players in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

The laboratory for Membrane Trafficking (Prof. Wim Annaert) studies the cellular biology of Alzheimer’s disease and aims to understand how intracellular transport regulation contributes to intramembrane proteolysis of APP and the production of neurotoxic Aβ peptides. This project will focus on exploring the nanodomain organization of PSEN/γ-secretase complexes in cell models including differentiating neurons using subdiffraction microscopy or nanoscopy. 

Research Technician Translational Research Projects

Our center is committed to translate basic research findings into value for society. We are looking for a highly motivated and flexible research technician to support translational research projects in our center. This entails the development of disease targets, setting up screening assays and coordinating interactions with the drug discovery unit of the institute.  


 

Postdoctoral position in synaptic & circuit mechanism underlying sleep

The Laboratory of Sleep and Synaptic Plasticity (Sha Liu lab) employs multi-disciplinary approaches, including Drosophila genetics, quantitative behavior analysis, electrophysiology, functional imaging, and neural circuit mapping and manipulation, to study the basic mechanisms underlying sleep and its function in the brain. The lab has recently been awarded an ERC Starting Grant and is now hiring several postdocs.

Research Technician to Support the Electrophysiology Expertise Unit

he unit is responsible for facilitating research groups with experiments requiring electrophysiology, optogenetics and funtional imaging.

To support the work in our electrophysiology expertise unit we are looking for an a research technician who will be trained in electrophysiology, optogenetics, funtional imaging and primary neuronal cell cultures. Ultimately they will be expected to perform and analyze experiments independently and support the expertise unit through lab maintenance, assurance of consumable stocks and concomitant orderings.

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