Postdoctoral position in onco-immunology and dendritic cell vaccinations

Brussels VIB Center for Inflammation Research

11 Dec 2019


VIB Center for Inflammation Research

Jo Van Ginderachter Lab




The VIB laboratory of Myeloid Cell Immunology is searching for an outstanding scientist to commence a project centered on the role of dendritic cell (DC) subpopulations in tumors and their potential use as novel immunotherapies. By using cutting edge technologies, including single-cell RNA sequencing and multi-parametric flow, we aim to further unravel the heterogeneity and functions of DC subpopulations in lung and breast tumors and develop strategies using tumor-derived DCs against metastasis and tumor relapse. 

The Myeloid Cell Immunology laboratory is part of the VIB Inflammation Research Center (IRC) and is located at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the hearth of Europe. Access is available to core facilities offering state-of-the art technologies, including in transcriptomics, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry and antibody-engineering. 

At our Brussels campus, you will join a growing team of researchers who focus on elucidating the functions of immune cells (myeloid cells and regulatory T cells) in various preclinical models of cancer. Importantly, mouse data is validated in patient samples though several clinical collaborations.  The position is supported by an initial 2-year grant (prolongation possible), which will allow you to develop highly valued skills in an exciting scientific field. A competitive remuneration will be offered.  

The postdoctoral position can start from the 1st of March 2019.


  • You have a PhD in biology, bio-engineering sciences, medical sciences,
  • biomedical sciences or related disciplines (or will defend your this year).
  • You are highly experienced in immunology, preferably myeloid cell biology and
  • flow cytometry.
  • You have experience working with mouse models.
  • Experience in oncology is a plus.
  • Experience with transcriptome analysis (RNAseq) is a plus.
  • You are a creative and passionate scientist.

How to apply?

Your application file should contain a motivation letter and your CV. Please also include a summary of your previous research experience, a publication list and contact information or reference letters of at least 2 referees. 

For more information on this position contact Damya Laoui and Jo Van Ginderachter.