Researcher (clinical) proteomics

Ghent VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology

06 Sep 2021


VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology

Kris Gevaert Lab

Scientific Services and Support



To identify possible protein markers for a disease, mass spectrometry-based proteomics remains a key technology. Clinical specimens that are typically used amongst others include liquid biopsies (e.g., blood plasma and CSF). My lab is involved in a multi-center project that aims at identifying novel protein biomarkers for frontotemporal degeneration. To help us, we will hire a researcher who will prepare samples for analysis by mass spectrometry, assists the mass spectrometric analyses, and analyses and interprets the data obtained.



  • The candidate must hold a relevant Bachelor's or Master's degree in the field of life sciences (e.g., industrial sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, bioengineering, molecular biology, …).
  • Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry-driven proteomics, including sample preparation and analysis, and data analysis, is considered an important asset. 

Desirable but not required

A keen interest in bioinformatics applications for mining proteomics data and clinical data, including knowledge of statistics is desired.

Key personal characteristics 

We will hire an enthusiastic, warm and motivated scientist who considers science as her/his playground! You should have a keen interest in proteomics, good communication and writing skills (English), and should be able to work independently, as well as function as part of a team.

We offer

We offer a position for four years. The candidate will work in a stimulating multicultural environment in the proteomics lab of Prof. Dr. Kris Gevaert. She/he will have access to cutting-edge technologies, personal career assistance, and high-level training courses. The position is immediately available.

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online. 

Note that additional information can be given per e-mail request to Kris Gevaert.