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PhD underlying disease mechanism at the molecular, cellular and organismal level

First Stage Researcher (R1), University of Antwerp, Belgium. Applications before June 15th
 

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.

Job description:

• 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.

 
 

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