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Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium

Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium

Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant  PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium:  The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historic roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and service to society. It carries out these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility. Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant  PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium

Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant  PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium

2017BAPFFBDEF031 – Doctoral Grant in the area of Biomedical Sciences

The Radiobiology group of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) and The Laboratory for Cell Biology and Histology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences of Antwerp University are seeking to fill the following full-time (100%) vacancy:

Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of Biomedical Sciences on the subject:

Unravelling the potential of circular RNAs as novel biomarkers of radiation exposure and – sensitivity and their functional characterization in the radiation response

Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant  PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Biomedical Sciences by investigating the role of circular RNA in radiobiology. This project is guided by the University Promoters Prof. Winnok De Vos and Prof. Kris Laukens, and the SCK•CEN mentors Dr. Roel Quintens and Dr. Pieter Monsieurs. More information at: http://tinyurl.com/gp5sh2q
  • You perform scientific research and report on your results through congress participation and high-quality, peer-reviewed articles.
  • You contribute to teaching, outreach and research activities of the Cell biology and Histology Group (University of Antwerp): https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/celw/ and the Radiobiology group (SCK•CEN): http://science.sckcen.be/en/Institutes/EHS/MCB/RDB

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in (Bio-)medical Sciences, Biochemistry, (Bio-)Physics, Bioscience Engineering, Biology or equivalent;
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • Interest in and experience with techniques such as cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, genome editing and in particular transcriptomics (RNA-seq, microarray and/or qRT-PCR) is recommended.

Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant  PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
  • anticipated starting date of the PhD research: October 1, 2017;
  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 – € 2.419,84;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted online via the SCK-CEN application portal: http://tinyurl.com/gp5sh2q until the closing date March 24, 2017
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
Notification of selection for first round: April 28, 2017
Second round – oral presentations: May 23 and 24, 2017
Notification of final result: June 30, 2017
For questions about the position and the description of duties, please contact Dr. Roel Quintens (rquinten@sckcen.be) or prof. Winnok De Vos (winnok.devos@uantwerpen.be).
All additional enquiries regarding your application and the application procedure should be made to academy@sckcen.be.

Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Grant  PhD Job @ Antwerp University Belgium

View Original Notification: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/ap/2017bapffbdef031/

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