Postdoctoral fellowship in diabetes research, funded by an Excellence of Science Grant, Prof Jean-Christophe Jonas

Belgium
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Mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell dysfunction in models of monogenic and type 2 diabetes

Pole of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, Health Sciences Sector, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position at the Pole of endocrinology, diabetes and nutrition, Institute of experimental and clinical research, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium, funded by an “Excellence of Science” grant. The project “Endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria: common drivers of human β cell and neuronal fate” is coordinated by Prof Miriam Cnop at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and involves the groups of Lynette Lim, Pierre Vanderhaegen and Vincent Pasque at KULeuven, the group of Laurent Nguyen at Ulg, and Patrick Gilon and Jean-Christophe Jonas at UCLouvain.

A good background in cell biology/physiology and experience in cell culture and live-cell imaging techniques are required. Expertise in CRISPR-Cas9 and related systems of gene edition is a plus. English fluency (written and spoken) is mandatory.

The postdoctoral position is available from May-June 2022 and should ideally start not later than October 2022. The position will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Position is for one year, with a possibility of renewal up to three years.

The successful applicant should have obtained her/his PhD no more than 6 years before the starting date of the fellowship, and should not have resided/studied in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years.

Please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including publication list) and the name of 2-3 reference persons to jean-christophe.jonas@uclouvain.be.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Benefits

Health insurance (Belgian social security) is included.

Eligibility criteria

See job description.

The PhD should have been obtained no more than 6 years before the starting date of the fellowship.

The candidate should not have resided/studied in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years.

The postdoc fellowship has to start on October 1st 2022 at the latest.

A VISA is required for non-European citizens, but no work permit is necessary for this type of position.

Selection process

The CV and letter of motivation will be evaluated, recommendation by 2-3 reference persons (previous promoters) will be obtained, and the best candidate will be selected for interview. A presentation of previous work may be required during the selection process. A visit of the lab can be organized by the candidate before final decision.

REQUIREMENTS

Required Research Experiences

RESEARCH FIELD

Biological sciences

YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

4 – 10

Offer Requirements

REQUIRED LANGUAGES

OTHER: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants should have obtained their PhD in biology, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences or medical sciences no more than 6 years before the starting date of the fellowship.

They should be in international mobility (have not resided/studied in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years).

Specific Requirements

A good background in cell biology/physiology and experience in cell culture and live-cell imaging techniques are required. Expertise in CRISPR-Cas9 and related systems of gene edition is a plus.

English fluency (written and spoken) is mandatory.

Letter of motivation, detailed CV and 2-3 reference persons with affiliations and e-mail addresses should be sent by e-mail to jean-christophe.jonas@uclouvain.be

Job Features

Job CategoryTeaching and scientific research, Postdoctoral

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