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Postdoctoral Scientist - Liver steatosis, obesity and diabetes

Posted by: Universite libre de Bruxelles

Posted date: Jul-10-2018

Location: Brussels - Belgium

Postdoctoral Scientist - We offer a full-time position at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research in Brussels.
The Signal Transduction and Metabolism Laboratory (www.ulbcdiabres.com) is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research in obesity-associated liver dysfunction.
The project will take advantage of human iPSC, diabetes cell models, mouse models, pharmacological approaches and human liver specimens to determine the molecular mechanisms by which obesity drives the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and insulin resistance and explore novel approaches for combating the development of diabetes.
The ULB Center for Diabetes Research provides a world leading environment for creative science. We foster research excellence and pursue discoveries in metabolic diseases, with experts working together in collaborative teams. Come and join us!
·      We believe in a strong scientific commitment and reproducible findings to contribute to the way of thinking in diabetes research. 
·      Our vision is to translate fundamental science to the clinic by a collaborative effort between scientists, physicians and the industry. 
  • PhD in liver cancer biology and/or metabolism
  • Experience in cell culture, molecular biology/genome editing (e.g. qPCR, CRISPR/Cas9 and RNAseq), immunohistochemical and biochemical techniques is essential
  • Experience with mouse handling and experimentation is essential
  • Experience with mouse models of obesity/diabetes will be advantageous
  • Experience with iPSC culture and/or mass spectrometry will be advantageous
  • The candidate should have demonstrable track record of research excellence and be capable of both work independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English
  • High motivation, flexibility as well as innovate and creative thinking are a must
Duration: 1 year in the first instance.


Gurzov EN, et al. Cell Metabolism 20:85-103, 2014

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Litwak SA, et al. Diabetes 66:2973-86, 2017
The Location: The ULB Center for Diabetes  Research is based in Brussels, a great place to live in the heart of Europe. Approximately 70 per cent of Brussels’ population is of foreign origin, contributing to this multicultural atmosphere.English is widely spoken and is easy to make new friends! The city is full of cafés, restaurants and cuisines from all parts of the world. Access to top-notch health service, good schools for children, and lots of green space in and around the city to enjoy with your family and friends. 
Interested?Please send us your application directly to egurzov(at)ulb.ac.be
Applications should include:
- A cover letter describing research interests, previous experience and intended career path
- CV
- Contact information for at least two references

Job Title Postdoctoral Scientist - Liver steatosis, obesity and diabetes
Post Details
Email egurzov(at)ulb.ac.be
Employer's Website ulbcdiabres.com
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Molecular Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Brussels - Belgium
Key Words postdoc, liver, stem cell, diabetes, obesity, cancer
Start Date Position open until filled