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Molecular Genetics PhD Position @ Ghent University | Belgium

Molecular Genetics PhD Position @ Ghent University | Belgium

Molecular Genetics PhD Position @ Ghent University | Belgium: Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, was founded in 1817 by King William I of Orange. The past 200 years, Ghent University employed many eminent scientists such as Nobel Prize winners Corneille Heymans and Maurice Maeterlinck, Leo Baekeland, Joseph Guislain, Walter Fiers, Marc Van Montagu, Peter Piot,… You’ll also find many prominent persons among our alumni such as Robert Cailliau (co-inventor of the Internet), Dirk Frimout (astronaut), Peter Piot (United Nations) and Jacques Rogge (former Chairman IOC). Today, Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major Belgian universities counting over 41,000 students and 9,000 employees.

Molecular Genetics PhD Position @ Ghent University | Belgium

PhD Position in Molecular Genetics

Last application date: Sep 01, 2016 23:55

Department: WE14 – Department of Biomedical molecular biology

Contract: Limited duration

Degree: Master diploma from one of the countries of the European Union or the European Economic Area or Switzerland.

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Research staff

Job description
We are looking for a motivated scientist to start a new PhD project on “Zinc as a key determinant in susceptibility for sepsis via impact on intestinal cells, metabolism and microbiome.”

Research context:
Zinc is an essential metal, absolutely required for an optimal immune system. In large parts of the world, people suffer from mild to serious Zn deficiency, which is supposed to have a major impact on the risk for lethal acute inflammation such as sepsis. In this project, we will address the molecular biology behind the protective activities of Zn, making use of mutant mice, sepsis models, RNASEQ, CHIPSEQ and many more modern genetic techniques. We will focus on the intestinal epithelium, metabolism and microbiome and cross-talk between the major Zn sensing transcription factor MTF1 and glucocorticoids.

Profile of the candidate

  • Be highly motivated to work in the frontline of worldwide biomedical research
  • You have a passion for inflammatory research and science in general
  • good writing and communication skills in English
  • practical experience in immunology is a plus
  • You have recently obtained or will soon be obtaining a master diploma (*) from one of the countries of the European Union or the European Economic Area (**) or Switzerland in biomedical sciences, bio-engineering, biotechnology, medicine or any related discipline, preferably with very good study results. * with the exclusion of master-after-master diplomas as described in the Higher Education Register (www.hogeronderwijsregister.be) ** The EU countries plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

You are eligible. More details see http://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/phd-fellowships/doctoral-%28phd%29-grant-strategic-basic-research-%28sb%29/
The candidate should have well-developed social skills and be able to work in a team

We offer:

  • a great project for a Doctoral (PhD) grant strategic basic research (SB) (former IWT)
  • working in a stimulating multicultural environment
  • you will have access to cutting-edge technologies, personal career assistance, a strong focus on technology transfer and multiple chances to attend high level training courses and conferences

How to apply:
Motivated candidates are asked to apply online. See http://www.vib.be/en/jobs/Pages/PhD-Position-in-Molecular-Genetics.aspx

For all enquiries (conditions, timing, backup, guidance, technology etc), contact promotor and/or guiding scientist, as soon as possible and no later than September 1, 2016.

Promoter: Prof. Claude Libert: Claude.Libert@irc.vib-UGent.be

Guiding scientist: Jolien Souffriau: Jolien.Souffriau@irc.vib-UGent.be

Molecular Genetics PhD Position @ Ghent University | Belgium

View Original Notification: http://www.ugent.be/en/work/vacancies/scientific/phd-position-in-molecular-genetics-m0p7q

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