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Genome Editing Postdoctoral Fellow @ Ghent Uni | Belgium

Genome Editing Postdoctoral Fellow @ Ghent Uni | Belgium

Genome Editing Postdoctoral Fellow @ Ghent Uni | Belgium: Established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands, Ghent University (Dutch: Universiteit Gent, abbreviated as UGent) is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, the newly-formed Belgian state began to administer the university. In 1930, it became the first Dutch-speaking university in Belgium—French having been the academic language up to that point. In 1991, the university was granted major autonomy and changed its name from State University of Ghent (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Gent, abbreviated as RUG) to its current designation. It is one of the larger Flemish universities, consisting of 41,000 students and 9,000 staff members. The current rector is Anne De Paepe (nl).

Genome Editing Postdoctoral Fellow @ Ghent Uni | Belgium

Postdoctoral fellow in genome editing for analysis of inflammasome signaling

Last application date: Sep 30, 2016 23:55

Department: GE01 – Department of Internal medicine

Contract: Limited duration

Degree: PhD in a relevant discipline

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Research staff

Job description
A postdoctoral opening in genome editing for the analysis of inflammasome signaling is available in the Lamkanfi lab. The environment of the VIB Inflammation Research Center (IRC) and the Lamkanfi group is highly international and provides ample opportunities for scientific growth and pursuit of both academic and industry careers. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with experience in cell biology and genome engineering technology, including CRISPR/Cas9 editing. The main applications will involve endogenous and stem cell-based editing of genes involved in inflammasome signaling. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to generate modified human and murine pluripotent stem cell and immune cells by CRISPR/Cas9 editing, perform gRNA library screening to identify candidate effector genes, and differentiate hiPSCs into cells of the epithelial and immune system lineage. Engineering of murine embryonic stem cells will be further applied for mouse modeling of human inflammatory diseases. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to publish qualitative research findings in peer-reviewed journals, engage in existing and new collaborations within and outside VIB and Ghent University, and assist with training of undergraduate and graduate students, as needed.

Profile of the candidate

  • The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated and possess strong training in molecular biology, genome (CRISPR/Cas9) editing, NGS, pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation, and biochemical and cell biological assays.
  • PhD in a relevant discipline and 0-3 years of postdoctoral experience is preferred.
  • The candidate has an outstanding publication record in peer-reviewed international journals (including at least one paper as a first author in a top-journal).
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English are required.
  • Candidates with experience in animal handling will be given a preference.
  • Strong interest in pursuing top-level research in a stimulating and competitive field of science.

Financial support is available but the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain an independent fellowship (Marie-Curie, EMBO, or National funding organizations).


  • will be based on previous experience and skills.
  • a dynamic working environment
  • stimulating scientific surrounding in a young, enthusiastic, motivated team (with English as main language)
    multiple training possibilities
  • access to state-of-the-art technologies

Start date: October 1, 2016 – February 1, 2017

How to apply

Motived candidates are asked to apply online via http://www.vib.be/en/jobs/Pages/Postdoctoral-Fellow-in-Genome-Editing-for-Analysis-of-Inflammasome-Signaling.aspx. Top-ranked candidates will be invited for an interview in Ghent, Belgium.

Additional required information:
Please enclose a letter explaining your interest and suitability for the project.
Please mention the contact details of at least two references (of which one is your PhD mentor) in the application form.

Genome Editing Postdoctoral Fellow @ Ghent Uni | Belgium

View Original Notification: http://www.ugent.be/en/work/vacancies/scientific/postdoctoral-fellow-in-genome-editing-for-analysis-t57sz

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