Doctoral grant (BOF) area of Tumor immunology and targeted therapies for solid tumors

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

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences  is seeking  to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Center for Oncological Research for a

Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of tumor immunology and targeted therapies for solid tumors

Project: Involving the innate immune system in p53-targeted combination therapies.

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of tumor immunology and targeted therapies for solid tumors, studying the effects of p53 activation on the innate immune response.

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

  • You contribute to teaching and research in the Center for Oncological Research of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in in Biomedical or Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bioscience Engineering, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Biology or equivalent.

  • 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 driven, quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

  • Knowledge of immunology is required.

  • Experience with sterile cell culture, flow cytometry, pathological techniques, molecular assays and/or immunoassays is an asset.

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. Dr. Evelien Smits (

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

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