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The postdoc will be involved in a completely novel project dedicated to understanding the role of ER stress signaling pathways in the apoptotic engulfment process of macrophages. This cell clearance process has several facets, including how a phagocyte senses a corpse in a tissue (find-me signals), how the corpse is recognized (eat-me signals) and internalized via specific phagocytic receptors, how the cargo contents are processed (via metabolomics), and how the apoptotic cell clearance process is anti-inflammatory (compared to other types of cell death).

Prof. Janssens’ and Prof. Ravichandran’s laboratory address ER stress biology and cell clearance via cutting edge cellular and molecular biology approaches, combined with in vivo mouse immunology, disease models, and complementary ex vivo studies.

We offer a 2-year contract with possibility for extension.

Profile of the candidate

  • The candidate should have a PhD degree in the field of biomedical sciences, with a strong publication record and scientific integrity.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and at the same time be a team-player.
  • The candidate should have excellent communication skills and a strong passion for life sciences.
  • The candidate is expected to have strong hands-on experience in immunology and/or cell biology techniques.
  • Practical experience with mouse work and flow cytometry is required.
  • The candidate should have a PhD degree in the field of biomedical sciences, with a strong publication record and scientific integrity.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and at the same time be a team-player.
  • The candidate should have excellent communication skills and a strong passion for life sciences.
  • The candidate is expected to have strong hands-on experience in immunology and/or cell biology techniques.
  • Practical experience with mouse work and flow cytometry is required.

Last application date: Dec 31, 2018 23:55

How to apply

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online: https://vibvzw.jobsoid.com/j/16099/er-stress-signaling-pathways-in-macrophages

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