Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in cutting-edge cancer research projects

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology

06 Apr 2023


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology

Anna Sablina Lab



03 May 2023

About the Lab

The Laboratory for Mechanisms of Cell Transformation, headed by Professor Anna Sablina, is a pioneer in the investigation of cooperative interactions promoting human disease. To achieve this, we have taken a multi-faceted approach by combining mouse modelling with comprehensive CRISPR-based techniques and multi-omics approaches. The results of our studies have been published in multiple high-profile journals including Science, Cancer Cell, and Nature Cell Biology.

Our current research is aimed to decipher the proteostatic regulation of the RAS GTPases and their relevance to human health and disease. Our final goal is to identify specific therapeutic targets regulating RAS biology, that could be drugged for personalized therapy in cancer patients.

Job description

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join our team and participate in cutting-edge cancer research projects. 


You are a great fit for the lab if you have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (e.g. cancer research, molecular biology, or biochemistry); you are self-motivated, independent, and ambitious. Expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetically engineered cancer models in mice will be the most competitive. A knowledge of pancreatic cancer in animal models and Fluorescence recovery assay after photobleaching (FRAP) would also be a plus.

We offer

A competitive salary and benefits and a 2-year contract. Opportunity for extended contract and promotions will be based on candidate performance.

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology ( located in the heart of Europe provides first-class research environment and infrastructure. Opportunities exist for personal career development.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online. For more information please contact  Additional required information:

1. A brief statement describing your projects, career goals, and research interests;

2. An up to date CV detailing education, research experience, skills, and publications;

3. Names and emails of three references who can provide letters of recommendation.

VIB values diversity - in backgrounds and in experiences. The institute needs people from all backgrounds and ways of life to help build a thriving scientific environment. VIB is therefore looking for candidates who are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth. VIB's collaborators are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for science that generates impact in science and in society. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also nationality, age, disability status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of VIB’s employees’ points of view are key to its success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.