Postdoctoral Position on the link between genetic risk and microglia in Alzheimer’s disease

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

21 Feb 2020


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Bart De Strooper Lab




The Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases headed by prof. Bart De Strooper is a vibrant environment where key issues related to Alzheimer’s disease are tackled. We are currently looking for a motivated postdoc to research how genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease translates into microglial dysfunction, using human iPS cells and human/mouse chimeric models of Alzheimer’s disease (see Mancuso et al. 2019 Nature Neuroscience).


  • This research position is open to candidates with a strong background in microglial biology, with experience in mouse models of disease and stem cell technology.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and omics techniques are an advantage but not strictly required.
  • Background in immunology would be a great asset, but not strictly required.
  • Given our multidisciplinary research team and close collaboration with external partners, project management and effective communication skills, as well as good mastery of the English language are essential.


  • An exceptional strong scientific environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • A stimulating, diverse international research environment in a world-class academic laboratory
  • Animal models, expertise in neurodegenerative disorders
  • Financial support is available for at least 1 year. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, HFSP, EMBO, or National funding organizations).
  • Start date: as soon as possible - the position is available immediately

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing research interests and previous research experience and a list of publications.

For more information: please contact Annerieke Sierksma.