Postdoctoral Position in Neuroinflammation, Microglia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Brussels VIB Center for Inflammation Research

21 Aug 2017


VIB Center for Inflammation Research

Jo Van Ginderachter Lab




The VIB laboratory of Myeloid Cell Immunology is searching for an outstanding scientist to commence a project centered on neuroinflammation, microglia and Alzheimer’s disease. By using cutting edge technologies, including single-cell RNA sequencing, multi-parametric flow cytometry and newly developed knockin mice for myeloid cell targeting, we aim to further unravel the heterogeneity and functions of microglia and brain macrophages in Alzheimer’s disease.

The Myeloid Cell Immunology laboratory (  is part of the VIB Inflammation Research Center (IRC) and is located at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the hearth of Europe. Access is available to core facilities offering state-of-the art technologies, including in transcriptomics, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry and antibody-engineering. At our Brussels campus, you will join a growing team of researchers who focus on elucidating the functions of microglia and brain macrophages in various health and disease settings. Importantly, the current project is part of a partnership between our lab and Janssen Pharmaceutica, highlighting the medical importance and future medical applicability of this research.


  • You have a PhD in biology, bio-engineering sciences, medical sciences, biomedical sciences or related disciplines (or will defend your thesis within 3 months).
  • You are highly experienced in immunology, preferably myeloid cell biology and flow cytometry.
  • You have experience working with mouse models.
  • Experience in neuroimmunology, neurodegenerative diseases or neuroscience is a plus.
  • Experience with transcriptome analysis (RNAseq) is a plus.
  • You are a creative and passionate scientist.

We offer

The position is supported by an initial 2-year grant of the VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship), which will allow you to develop highly valued skills in an exciting scientific field. A competitive remuneration will be offered.

The postdoctoral position can start from the 1st of October 2017.

How to apply?

Your application file should contain a motivation letter and your CV. Please also include a summary of your previous research experience, a publication list and contact information or reference letters of at least 2 referees.

For more information on this position contact Kiavash Movahedi and Jo Van Ginderachter