Job ID: 59164

Postdoctoral position in Developmental Neurobiology

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 December 2021

City: Brussels

Country: Belgique

Institution: UCLouvain



The Developmental Neurobiology group located in Brussels, Belgium is seeking a junior postdoc with “international mobility” status (i.e. who did not reside or work in Belgium for more than 24 months in the last three years).

The main purpose of research in our laboratory is to understand the mechanisms underlying the development and evolution of the nervous system, with a particular emphasis on the role of cell polarity and cytoskeleton. For the last 15 years, our lab has uncovered key functions for PCP in cilia genesis and polarity, neuronal migration, and axon guidance; and linked dysfunctions of PCP and neuronal cytoskeleton to several neurodevelopmental disorders.

The laboratory is integrated into the Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS) at the medical school campus of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain). The IoNS is an interdisciplinary institute where neuroscientists from different backgrounds combine approaches ranging from molecules to patients to tackle frontiers questions in neurosciences. UCLouvainis a multicultural centre with employees from more than 120 different nationalities.

The position is funded on a yearly basis for up to 3-4 years. Selected candidates will study the neural phenotype of mice bearing mutations in genes of interest. We use several molecular and cellular methodologies, including embryonic stem cells, transgenic mice design & production, neuroanatomy, live imaging, slice culture, as well as other ex vivo assays.

Requirements: PhD in Life Sciences, candidates with Neurosciences background will be preferred. Experience with cellular and molecular biology and histology is valuable.

For applications, please email


Relevant publications of the lab:

-Tissir et al., Nature Neuroscience (2005).

-Zhou et al., Science (2008).

-Tissir et al., Nature Neuroscience (2010)

-Tissir et al., Nature Neuroscience (2012)

-Qu et al., PNAS (2014)

-Chai et al., Nature Neuroscience (2014)

-Boutin et al., PNAS (2014)

-Wang et al., Nature Communications (2016)

-Damiani et al., Nature Communications (2016)

-Boucherie et al., Molecular Psychiatry (2018)

-Lau et al., Elife (2021)