Postdoctoral Position on Joint Inflammation

Ghent VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

18 Jul 2017


VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

Dirk Elewaut Lab




A postdoctoral position is available in unit for molecular immunology and inflammation (Prof Dirk Elewaut and Lars Vereecke). This research team focuses on molecular mechanisms of joint inflammation and associated tissue damage. Much emphasis in our work is given on its relevance to human disease.

The project will take advantage of new evolutions in the role between biomechanics and inflammation. The goal of the project is to study the molecular determinants of joint inflammation using genomics and functional genomics approaches. For more information about the lab:

Selected publications

De Wilde K, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 Mar;76(3):585-592.

Van Praet JT, Donovan E, Vanassche I, et al. EMBO J. 2015 Feb 12;34(4):466-74 

Juchtmans N, Dhollander AA, et al. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Feb;67(2):435-41.

Jacques P, Lambrecht S, Verheugen E, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Feb;73(2):437-45.

Schett G, Elewaut D, McInnes IB, et al. Nat Med. 2013 Jul;19(7):822-4

Matmati M, Jacques P, Maelfait J, et al.  Nat Genet. 2011 Aug 14;43(9):908-12 


  • The candidate should have obtained a PhD degree in biomedical sciences, medicine or molecular biology or biotechnology
  • The candidate should have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed international journals
  • You have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English
  • The candidate should be able to work independently, and willing to contribute to the supervision of master students
  • The candidate has strong practical experience with molecular biology techniques and data mining (including arrays), cellular immunology, ideally also in osteoclast biology and good knowledge on inflammation and joint inflammation and inflammation induced bone loss 
  • The candidate has practical experience with mouse models, ideally in the field of arthritic disease 

We offer

  • an exciting and supportive working environment with several high-end core facilities (microscopy, flow cytometry, transgenesis, cell culture, recombinant protein technology)
  • expert international research groups actively collaborating within and outside the center.
  • interactions with biotech companies
  • plenty training possibilities (science, coaching, skills, career guidance,…). 


For more information, contact Prof. Lars Vereecke