Postdoctoral Position(s) / Research Associate
The Department of Gastroenterology (Prof. dr. G. Boeckxstaens) is inviting applications from highly motivated and experienced biologists / bioengineer for research in gastrointestinal inflammation and visceral pain.
Our research group focuses on the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal diseases like postoperative ileus, functional bowel disorders (functional dyspepsia / irritable bowel syndrome) and inflammatory bowel disease. Using several animal models (intestinal inflammation, visceral pain) and different in vitro techniques (electrophysiology, afferent nerve recording, mucosal permeability assays, co-cultures) mechanisms of disease are unravelled 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 neurogastroenterology / pain physiology / neurophysiology. They should have extensive experience with in vivo small animal models, afferent nerve recording (or willing to learn it) and have experience in animal model 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.