Postdoctoral Position(s) / Research Associate
The Department of Gastroenterology (Prof. dr. G. Boeckxstaens) is inviting applications from highly motivated and experienced molecular biologists / biochemist / bioengineer with an immunological background for research in mucosal immunology and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal diseases.
Our research group focuses on the neuro-immune interaction between the autonomic innervation and the innate immune system (macrophages / dentritic cells / mast cells) of the gastrointestinal tract in health and disease. Identification of celtypes, neurotransmitters, receptors and signal transduction pathways involved are studied applying a broad spectrum of models (in vitro / in vivo) and techniques in order to identify new targets for treatment. As part of the clinical gastroenterological unit, a close interaction with clinicians guarantees access to patient material and fast translation of new findings to the clinic.
Applicants should have completed a PhD in immunology, preferentially on macrophage or mast cell physiology. They should have extensive experience with cell (co-)cultures, cell sorting, molecular biology methods, cell biological (signal transduction) techniques and have experience in assay development.
Full applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications and references should be sent to Prof.dr. G. Boeckxstaens (Guy.Boeckstaens@med.kuleuven.be), before December 31st.