Doctoral grant (BOF) area of Translational neurosciences

University of Antwerp
July 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The VIB Center for Molecular Neurology is seeking  to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences for a

Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of translational neurosciences

The aim of this project is to disentangle the converging molecular pathomechanisms in the frontotemporal dementia - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spectrum. We will pursue this goal by investigating different mouse models using state-of-the-art proteomic and transcriptomic technologies. Using this approach, we intend to unravel the disease mechanisms already at presymptomatic stages.

For further information, please consult our webpage.

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of translational neurosciences.

  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.

  • You contribute to teaching and research in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in Biomedical sciences, Biochemistry, or any related discipline.

  • You can submit outstanding academic results.

  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.

  • Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university's policy.

  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

  • Applicants with any experience in working with animal models, mass spectrometry, biochemistry, or cell culture are highly encouraged to apply.

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;

  • the start date of scholarship will be 1 October, 1 November or 1 December 2017 or 1 January 2018;

  • 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, until the closing date 15 August 2017 and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.

  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place from 21 August until 15 September 2017.

  • More information about the application form can be obtained from

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Stuart Maudsley, +32 3 265 10 57,

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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