Postdoc Position in Bioinformatics, Neuroscience and Drug Discovery

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

06 Sep 2022

Leuven

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Bart De Strooper Lab

Post-doctoral

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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 postdoc 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 databases 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 in a collaboration with our spin-off biotech company Muna Therapeutics.  

Profile

Required:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, human genetics or equivalent
  • Experience with omics data analysis (genomics, transcriptomics, etc.)
  • Strong interests in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease or Neurodegeneration
  • Critical mindset, fast learner & team player
  • Project management and effective communication skills
  • Good mastery of English language

Appreciated:

  • A strong track record in the field of neuroscience
  • Experience in discovery and translational biology
  • Ability to collaboratively lead a multidisciplinary project with international and national partners in academia, industry and the clinics

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 mark.fiers@kuleuven.be

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