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.

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


Project manager Dementia Research Initiative

The VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research wants to take on a pioneering role in setting up a new Leuven Dementia Research Initiative. Therefore we are looking for a motivated colleague, of proven maturity in professional environments and a strong scientific background in life science research, to help establish and drive the Dementia Research Initiative as project manager. The function is high profile and demands initiative, creativity, a broad interest in multidisciplinary research and the ambition to make a meaningful difference in the cure and care for dementia.

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 Intersectional Genetics

The Lab of Glia Biology (Holt lab) is currently looking for a skilled postdoctoral scientist to join the team. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing intersectional genetic approaches (such as split Cre-) to specifically manipulate astrocyte subtypes, catalyzing efforts to understand the developmental lineage and functionality of these cells. 


Postdoctoral Research Position on Superresolution 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 (AD) and aims to understand how intracellular transport regulation contributes to intramembrane proteolysis of APP and the production of neurotoxic Aβ peptides. They seek a young and ambitious postdoctoral fellow with a biophysical and/or cell biological background and proficient experience in superresolution imaging (PALM, STORM, SIM), single particle tracking and/or related analytical techniques.

Postdoctoral Scientist to Study the Basic Mechanisms Underlying Sleep and its Function in the Brain

The Laboratory of Sleep and Synaptic Plasticity (PI: Sha Liu) is seeking a postdoctoral scientist. The lab employs multi-disciplinary approaches, including Drosophila genetics, behavior analysis, electrophysiology, functional imaging, and neural circuit mapping and manipulation, to study the basic mechanisms underlying sleep and its function in the brain.
Current areas of interest include the roles of sleep in synaptic and network plasticity, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying these sleep-dependent processes.  In addition, our lab is also interested in developing novel tools for precisely dissecting the neuronal and glial components of the fly brain.


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