Postdoc: Cell Identity in the Drosophila Brain

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

25 Jan 2018


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Stein Aerts Lab




The Laboratory of Computational Biology (Stein Aerts lab) at the VIB Center for Brain & Disease Research, and the KU Leuven Center for Human Genetics, is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to study the regulatory code underlying neuronal identity, using Drosophila as model system.

You will combine fly genetics, single-cell transcriptomics, and single-cell epigenomics to discover and characterise gene regulatory programs of specific subpopulations in the brain, and study how neuronal and glial cell fates change during ageing and neurodegeneration.



  • PhD in Life Sciences, Bio-engineering, Bioinformatics, or similar,
  • A Strong scientific track record

Desirable but not required:

  • Experience with Drosophila genetics and bioinformatics are a plus.

We offer

  • A versatile and challenging job with very diverse contacts in a world-class research environment operating at an international level
  • Various opportunities to broaden your expertise
  • A competitive compensation package based on expertise and experience
  • Financial support is available for at least 2 years. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, EMBO, or National funding organizations).
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online.

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