The faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences is seeking a 100% PhD student in the area of underlying disease mechanism at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
• A challenging PhD project based on our recently developed mouse model for a specific CMT neuropathy to investigate the underlying disease mechanism at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
• Animal studies will include behavioral, electrophysiological and preclinical studies.
• The project will make use of several state of the art and rapidly advancing technologies in biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology and neuroscience.
• The goal is to identify novel therapeutic options through drug repurposing in the study model.
• The project will also offer training, participation to congresses and international collaboration.
Profile and requirements:
• Master in biochemistry, biology or bioengineering, biomedical, veterinary or pharmaceutical sciences with a strong focus on molecular, cell and gene technologies. Your master degree should have been obtained at a recognized academic institute within an EU member state.
• Outstanding academic bachelor and master degree; according to ECST grading scale.
• FELASA degree (or EU equivalent) for handling small model organisms.
• Expertise or knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, statistics and bioinformatics will be a plus.
• Strong motivation in basic research and molecular neuroscience.
• Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
• Flexibility and team spirit in an international research environment.
How to apply:
• Applications should be submitted via email to vincent.timmerman_arroba_uantwerpen.be before June 15th 2017.
• A preselection will be made based on the submitted motivation letters and CVs.
• Selected candidates will be invited for interview and will be informed about the remainder of the selection procedure.