Junior Lab Technician @ Lab of Cellular Metabolism and Metabolic Regulation

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology

27 Jul 2020


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology

Sarah-Maria Fendt Lab

Technical Support



VIB is an entrepreneurial and vibrant non-profit research institute in Flanders-Belgium with a clear focus on groundbreaking research in life sciences. About 1500 scientists and technologists from over 60 countries are based at the 5 Flemish Universities of Ghent, Leuven, Antwerp, Brussels and Hasselt, and are studying the broad spectrum of molecular mechanisms that regulate the functions of the human body, plants and microorganisms.

The VIB-KULeuven Center for Cancer Biology (CCB), located on the Campus Gasthuisberg of the University of Leuven, contributes to the better understanding of the biology that underlies cancer initiation, progression and metastatic dissemination with the ultimate goal to develop more effective and specific anti-cancer (combination) therapies. CCB is currently composed of more than 200 scientists in 12 independent research groups and units. Our scientific interest in various hallmarks of tumors and their microenvironment, including inflammation, metabolism, genetic and epigenetic regulating circuits. CCB fosters an interdisciplinary environment and close cooperation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center LKI and the University Hospital, both located on the same campus, to promote translational research.

The Laboratory for Cellular Metabolism and Metabolic Regulation is young and dynamic team of researches performing cutting edge cancer metabolism research with special focus on cancer metastasis and novel metabolic pathways. We exploit in vivo mouse models, metabolomics and 13C tracer analysis to gain groundbreaking insights into metabolism as a driving force of metastasis formation. Our work is published in high profile journals such as Nature, Nature Communications, Cell Reports, and Nature Immunology. We have a strong international recognition and top collaboration partners all over the world.


Are you interested to support high profile in vitro and in vivo cancer research? You have an education in laboratory research. You have expertise in cell culture, western blot, and qPCR as well as animal handling. You are interested to learn IHC, FACS, mass spectrometry, animal experimentation, and advanced cell culture techniques. You work independently, structured, organized, and goal oriented. You like to work in a team and support multiple research projects.

We offer

  • Cutting edge research projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
  • The opportunity to lead exciting research projects in metastasis formation and novel metabolic pathways
  • Multidisciplinary and international collaborations
  • Beyond state-of-the-art technologies including mass spectrometry and single cell RNAseq
  • Team work and individual research career development
  • International team of young and dynamic researchers

How to apply?

Please apply to sarah-maria.fendt@kuleuven.vib.be: motivation letter, full CV, list of publications and contact details of 4 referees in one single pdf file

For more information:

Please contact us (https://www.vibcancer.be/sarah-maria-fendt) or follow us on Twitter (@FendtLab)  

About Leuven

Leuven - only 20 minutes away from Brussels by train - is a vivid university city with a rich history, a well-preserved historical town center and a lively multi-cultural atmosphere. The city is surrounded by charming small villages, woods and nature. Leuven has a lively atmosphere because of the many students from all over the world.

Leuven is home to the KU Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the one of the oldest universities still in Europe. The related university hospital of UZ Leuven is one of the largest hospitals in Europe.

Leuven and the surroundings are a great place for young people and families to live and to raise children. There are many excellent day care centers and schools including an international school.