Scholarship in Europe

PhD Fellowship in exercise physiology, Belgium

The exercise physiology laboratory is looking for a PhD student to study the role of myosteatosis in the evolution of metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) in mice and in human. More specifically, the PhD student will explore the role of exosomes and inflammatory processes in skeletal muscle-to-liver axis in mice and in a cohort of patients with MAFLD that are subjected to an exercise program or not.

For this purpose, we are looking to somebody:

  • preferentially, but not restricted to, having a master in sport sciences, physiotherapy or biomedical sciences
  • with a good knowledge in exercise physiology
  • rigorous and well-organised
  • motivated to learn new techniques
  • with a good integration capacity in an existing team
  • basic knowledge in western blotting, PCR and/or exosomes isolation is an added value

The tasks will consist in:

  • planning and supervision of exercise training and testing in mice and humans
  • collection and analysis of blood and muscle samples from mice and humans
  • data and statistical analysis
  • redaction of the first draft of the manuscripts and the thesis paper
  • presentation of the data to colleagues and peers in the domain

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Benefits

Full time PhD fellowship for 4 years (yearly renewal)

Green mobility is refunded

Be part of the IREC research institute that brings together >500 physicians and scientist working in the understanding of disease pathogensis, diagnosis and treatment discovery and of the Institue of NeuroSciences;

Have acces through the Doctoral school to an excellent doctoral training.

Eligibility criteria

hold a Master degree in a scientific discipline

be able to communicate (orally an dby writing) in english

have good communication skills

Selection process

A first  list of candidates will be prepared based on the examination for the CV for eligibility criteria and the motivation letter.

The listed candidates will first be interviewed by phone/teams/zoom and referee will be contacted.

A  short list of candidates (2-3) will be prepared and the candidates on this final short list will be invited to come on the site, visit the lab, meet the team’s members and be interviewed by the PIs. Final decision will be made shortly after this interview.

Additional comments

The candidate will send to Prof. Louise Deldicque (louise.deldicque@uclouvain.be)

– a CV,

– a letter of motivation, and

– the contact details of 2 referees

REQUIREMENTS

Offer Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL

Medical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Other: Master Degree or equivalent

REQUIRED LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • the candidate will hold a master in sport sciences, physiotherapy or biomedical sciences

Specific Requirements

  • the candidate will have a good knowledge in exercise physiology
  • basic knowledge in western blotting, PCR and/or exosomes isolation is an added value
  • the candidate will hold (or will obtained at the start of the research program) a EU licence to perform animal experiments
  • the candidate will be rigorous and well-organised
  • the candidate will be motivated to learn new techniques
  • the candidate will have a good integration capacity in an existing team

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