nickvangastel Brussels, Belgium
We are looking for an ambitious candidate to pursue an exciting post-doc project in our lab, aiming at understanding how hematopoietic stem cell competitiveness is regulated by cellular metabolism through the development of new methods for integrated omics analysis at the single cell level.
Our research group is part of the de Duve Institute, a multi-disciplinary and international biomedical research institute of the UCLouvain in Brussels. The goal of our research is to uncover how the fate and function of hematopoietic stem cells is regulated by the bone marrow microenvironment. We focus particularly on the role of nutrients and cell metabolism, using state-of-the-art metabolic analysis techniques in combination with patient samples, mouse models and cell (co-)culture systems to unravel the metabolic dependencies of stem cells and their communication with other cells in the bone marrow niche.
We offer a two-year postdoc fellowship, renewable. Candidates are encouraged to also apply for their own fellowship, if possible. You will join a young and dynamic team, and have the opportunity to work on high impact projects in a multidisciplinary environment with excellent training conditions. We aspire to create a lab culture where all feel welcome, regardless of age, race, gender or cultural background.
The candidate holds a PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent. Experience in single cell analysis, such as single cell RNA/DNA sequencing, or the use of microfluidics is highly recommended. The candidate is proactive, quality-oriented, has a strong interest for biomedicine and fundamental research, and is ready to commit for a challenging project. A good command of English (spoken and written), good communication skills, and ability to design, perform and analyze experiments independently as well as in a team are necessary. Mentoring of 1 to 2 students (PhD or undergraduates) is likely to be required during the project.