Job ID: 53413

Postdoctoral researcher-Neuroimmunology

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 8 July 2021

Contract Length: 2 years

City: Hasselt

Country: Belgium

Institution: Hasselt University



The faculty of medicine and life sciences contributes to sustainable solutions for health-related issues as part ofthe civic Hasselt University. The faculty focuses on excellence in education and research and connects withsociety through a strong collaboration with our partners. Starting from continuous attention for quality andinnovation, the faculty is a breeding ground and magnet for talent with an open view on society, from theregion to the world.

The Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED) of Hasselt University conducts high level multidisciplinaryresearch to advance progress in human life sciences. High-end technology is used to deliver novel insights inthree main disease areas: (neuro)immunology, neuroscience and cardiovascular disease. BIOMED aims totranslate new scientific discoveries into applications that contribute to a healthy society in line with the civicambition of Hasselt University. Within this stimulating environment, the Neuro-immunometabolism lab islooking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to strengthen our team.

Job content
Within our research group we aim to elucidate how lipid metabolism directs inflammatory and repair processeswithin the central nervous system, and how nutritional components modulate these processes. For ourresearch we make use of in vitro model systems, animal models and human cells and tissues. Techniques usedinclude:
molecular techniques, qPCR, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, lipidomics and RNA sequencing.
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher who complements the expertise within our research group.Besides doing high quality research you will supervise PhD students and master students, and will participatein writing grants and teaching within our faculty.

You have a PhD in (bio)medical sciences (or equivalent). Last year PhD students can also apply.
You have a solid junior track record with high impact publications relevant for the research topic.
Expertise in neuroimmunology, macrophage/microglia biology, lipid metabolism, animal models ornutritional research is an asset.
You have excellent writing and communication skills in English.
You have good problem solving capacities.
You show initiative.
Excellent project management skills.
Critical mindset, fast learner & team player.
You are motivated to apply for personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, EMBO, or national fundingorganizations).