PhD Student Inflammation Research Center (Zwijnaarde)

Ghent VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

25 Nov 2021

Ghent

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

Claude Libert Lab

PhD

1

26 Nov 2021

About the Lab

The VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research (IRC) aims at unravelling the mechanisms of immunity and inflammation for better prevention and therapy of human chronic disease. Several high-end core facilities support and improve our research activities: microscopy, flow cytometry, transgenesis, cell culture, recombinant protein technology, single cell. For more information, please visit: https://www.irc.ugent.be

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.

Job description

The Unit for Mouse Genetics in Inflammation of Prof. Claude Libert has currently a job opening for a highly motivated master student with an interest in inflammation, metabolism, and/or sepsis.
The project is part of a grant supported by SBO studying sepsis. As sepsis hits 49 million people per year, killing 11 million of them, it is the most urgent unmet medical condition of today. In this project, both fundamental, as well as applied research will be used to investigate sepsis.
The applicant should be highly motivated and passionate about driving and performing research and associated laboratory tasks and be able to work independently. The person will work in a multidisciplinary environment with Ph.D. students and technicians from different research groups. The position will be started from January 2022 onwards.

Profile

Essential

  • Master in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Medicine, Pharmacy, or a related discipline.

Key personal characteristics

  • The applicant should be highly motivated and passionate about driving and performing research and associated laboratory tasks and be able to work independently.
  • Excellent skills in writing, communication, collaboration with other persons in the unit and other units.

We offer

  • A Ph.D. position at Ghent University for 4 years.
  • A multidisciplinary and highly stimulating and supporting international research environment.
  • Access to state-of-the-art tools and infrastructure.
  • Various training opportunities are organized at UGent/VIB to broaden your expertise and skills.

How to apply?

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online.

For more information or applying for the job, mail to claude.libert@irc.vib-ugent.be

Application Documents

  • Motivation letter
  • Full resume (CV), including at least 1 reference
  • Copy of the BSc and MSc degrees
  • Transcripts (overview of study results)