Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Brussels/Belgium

02 February 2018

Post-doctoral position in Brussels/Belgium

Job ID
15048
Place
Brussels/Belgium

Description

Post-doctoral position in neurosciences and protein chemistry

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to analyze the structure and properties of amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) oligomers, which are known to play a critical role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
The position is available at UCLouvain - Institute of Neuroscience (Brussels) in collaboration with University of Liège - Mass Spectrometry Laboratory.
Primary responsibility of the candidate will include creating the cellular and molecular tools to characterize particular beta-amyloid peptide assemblies that we previously found in our cellular models, and study their pathological properties.
Hence, a thorough background in molecular biology and cellular models is necessary, as well as an expertise in protein chemistry. Previous hands-on laboratory experience in neurobiology and cell imaging would be highly beneficial. Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in biology, biomedicine or related field.
The project will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. P. Kienlen-Campard (UCLouvain) and Dr. N. Smargiasso (University of Liège). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in both neurobiology and protein chemistry laboratories, in an interdisciplinary -oriented environment. Good communication skills and good working knowledge of English are required.
A grant is available for 1 year with possible extension for a second year. Monthly net salary is of about 2200 euros, according to qualifications and experience.

CV and letters of motivation including 2 references should be addressed to pascal.kienlen-campard@uclouvain.be and nsmargiasso@uliege.be

Job Information

Contract length:
1 year (possible renewal)
Institution:
UCLouvain
Department:
Institute of Neuroscience - IoNS

Contact Information

Pascal Kienlen-Campard
IONS-CEMO, Avenue Mounier 53 bte B1.53.02
B-1200 Brussels
Belgium
Phone: +32 2 764 93 35
Fax : +32 2 764 54 60

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