Scientist Position in Bioinformatics, Neuroscience and Drug Discovery

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

01 Aug 2022


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Bart De Strooper Lab

Bio IT


04 Aug 2022


The Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases headed by prof. Bart De Strooper is a vibrant environment where key issues related to Alzheimer’s disease are tackled. We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated bioinformatician to join our multidisciplinary project on the cellular response to Alzheimer’s pathology (De Strooper and Karran, Cell, 2016). 

In this project, we will investigate why some people remain protected against Alzheimer’s Disease despite the presence of amyloid plaques. Understanding why some people are resilient to Alzheimer’s disease will help us to identify new drug targets. The candidate will integrate data from spatial transcriptomics, in situ sequencing, and single-cell RNAseq from multiple projects and models in the lab to prioritize targets for further drug discovery. The work will be performed in collaboration with our spin-off biotech company Muna Therapeutics, which develops first-in-class therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.



  • Master or Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biostatistics, human genetics or equivalent
  • Strong interests in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease or Neurodegeneration.
  • Critical mindset, fast learner & team player
  • Able to work effectively in cross-function teams with strong communication skills
  • Good mastery of the English language


  • A  track record in the field of neuroscience
  • A track record in omics data (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics)
  • Experience in drug discovery and translational biology

We offer

  • A Stimulating, diverse, international and exceptionally strong research environment in a world-class academic laboratory with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease
  • Opportunity to work with an excellent bioinformatics team
  • Opportunity to work with spin-off biotech Muna Therapeutics
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and global collaborations
  • Start date: as soon as possible - the position is available immediately

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing research interests and previous research experience and a list of publications.

For more information: please contact

VIB De Strooper Lab

Muna Therapeutics

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 ones identity. All of VIB's employees' points of view are key to its success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.