Scientist/Lab technician – Laboratory of microglia and inflammation in neurological diseases

Antwerp VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology

23 May 2023


VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology

Renzo Mancuso Lab

Technical Support


22 Jun 2023


The laboratory of Microglia and Inflammation in Neurological Diseases (MIND), headed by Renzo Mancuso, is a part of the VIB-Center for Molecular Neurology (CMN) and focuses on multiple aspects of microglial biology and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other brain disorders.

We are looking for a scientist/lab technician who will join the team and provide hands-on support in tasks related to molecular biology, cell culture, and mouse experiments.


The candidate:

  • Should have a (professional) bachelor’s degree, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, or related disciplines.
  • Both experience and junior candidates will be considered.
  • Should have good communication, organizational and writing skills.
  • Should be motivated and independent, while being able to interact effectively with other members of the team.
  • Should have experience with general molecular biology techniques.
  • Should be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Should be able to work independently in relation or lab organization
  • Will be responsible for the daily organization of the lab, including biobanking activities, mouse colony maintenance, and general lab supplies
  • Since you will be involved in experiments with laboratory animals, you will need at least FELASA B certificate


  • General molecular biology tasks: DNA and RNA analysis, cloning, etc.
  • Mouse colony maintenance and experiments
  • Cell culture task: cell lines and iPSC
  • Flow cytometry and histology
  • Data documentation in electronic format
  • Maintenance of general lab supplies and ordering of consumables
  • General structural tasks related to biobanking

We offer

  • Full-time position with an open-ended contract
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • A central position and exciting job in a dynamic, innovative, and motivated team of scientists
  • A stimulating and international research environment

As part of the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology and VIB, the applicant will benefit from established collaborations and access to centralized facilities with expertise in genomics, functional genomics and cell biology, proteomics, cutting-edge microscopy, structural biology, technology development, and bioinformatics.

VIB provides a highly interactive environment and ample training opportunities for its researchers. In addition, the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology is located in the city of Antwerp, the capital of Flanders, offering a culturally and historically rich, and ethnically diverse environment.

Starting date: as soon as possible

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing your interests, and contact details of referees (if available).

For more information: please contact

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.