Part-time (50%) Research Assistant Position

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

05 Apr 2018


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Adrian Liston Lab

Technical Support


About the lab

The Autoimmune Genetics Laboratory is looking for a skilled and motivated research assistant. This internationally recognized research group is embedded in the infrastructure of the VIB and KU Leuven and consists of three major research divisions: the tissue and disease team, the molecular Treg team and the primary immunodeficiency team that unite to understand the factors that influence immune activation and immune tolerance.

A 50% position is available for highly motivated candidates with a background in molecular techniques and cell culture. The candidate will be part of an interactive research team.

Job description

The successful candidate will support the molecular Treg team performing techniques such as PCR, cloning, sequencing, transfections and cell culture. Experience in mouse embryonic stem cell culture is a plus. Planning and troubleshooting of experiments is expected as well as excellent documentation.


Ideal candidates will exhibit:

  • A background in molecular techniques with hands-on experience.
  • You possess a degree in Biomedical or Biological Sciences (Professional Bachelor/Master/Engineer) or equivalent experience.
  • The successful candidate must be meticulous, detail-oriented and self-motivated, and able to interact well with other members of the research team.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).

We offer

Financial support is available for 2 years. Opportunity for extended contract and promotions is available, based on candidate performance.

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online before 30 April 2018. Please use the VIB HR Application tool.

Additional requirements: please submit a full CV including a brief summary of technical expertise. The coordinates of at least 2 references should be mentioned.

For additional information concerning this job please contact Susan Schlenner.

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