The Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, LDRI, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to join the team of Prof Laure Bindels. The candidate will investigate the mechanisms by which cancer cells can communicate with the adipose tissue, leading potentially to cancer progression and metastases, as well as fat mass loss. The candidate will also consider how the gut microbiota can interfere with this crosstalk. This project will involve in vitro and in vivo experiments, with metabolomics and transcriptomics analyses. This project is part of a research concert action involving 5 research teams with complementary expertise and benefitting from seed funds from the UCLouvain.
The candidate will benefit of a one-year full time contract with a gross income of maximum 2.865,-€ per month, depending of the candidate’s qualifications and relevant experiment. The contract will start on October 1, 2019, and may be extended up to 30 months, depending on performance. The candidate will be encouraged to apply for his/her own fellowship.
Funded in 1425, the University of Louvain (UCLouvain, http://www.uclouvain.be) is a research-oriented, multi-site university that hosts several research institutes and technology platforms, is open to the world (with > 40% of international researchers) and occupies the first place among universities of the French-speaking community of Belgium. The candidate will join a young and dynamic team with currently 4 PhD students, within a well-established research group of 32 people. If needed, the candidate will be trained for -omics data analyses (metabolomics, transcriptomics).
The candidate is considered in "international mobility", i.e. she/he has not resided, studied or worked in Belgium for more than 24 months over the past 3 years before the start of the post-doc.
Applications including a full CV, a letter of motivation and the name of 2 referees should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before August 9, 2019. Candidates will be pre-selected by the PI based on the written application. Interviews (on site or via skype) will then be conducted with the PI for selected candidates. Vacancy could be closed earlier if a qualified candidate is selected before the deadline.
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RESEARCH FIELD: Medical sciences
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: 1 - 4
RESEARCH FIELD: Biological sciences › Laboratory animal science
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: 1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent
Pharmacological sciences: PhD or equivalent
Medical sciences: PhD or equivalent
The candidate holds a PhD in Biological/Medical Sciences, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent, with a trackable experience in mouse experimentation and strong knowledge in energy metabolism and adipose tissue biology. Experience with -omics data analyses and/or primary cell culture, as well as knowledge in R and biostatistics, will be considered as a plus.
The candidate is highly motivated, quality-oriented and has a strong interest for metabolic disorders and system biology approaches. A good command of English (spoken and written), excellent communication skills, and ability to perform and analyze experiments independently as well as in a team, are necessary.Apprenez-en davantage
|Intitulé||Postdoctoral Fellow in metabolic disorders associated with cancer|
|Employer||Université catholique de Louvain|
|Job location||Place de l'Université 1, 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve|
|Publié||juin 18, 2019|
|Date limite d'inscription||août 9, 2019|
|Types d'emploi||Post doc  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Biostatistique,   Recherche en cancérologie,   Nutrition et diététique,   Biochimie,   Biologie moléculaire,   Microbiologie,   Biologie cellulaire,   Biologie systémique,   Pharmacie et pharmacologie,   |