Research Technician to Support the Electrophysiology Expertise Unit

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

27 Sep 2017


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

Technical Support



The VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research is part of the VIB life sciences institute and is embedded within the University of Leuven that ranks among the world's top 50 universities. At our center researchers study the cellular mechanisms of neuronal health and disease. 

The VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research hosts several top-notch research facilities, one of which is the electrophysiology expertise unit. This platform is equipped with state-of-the-art electrophysiology systems. The unit is responsible for facilitating research groups with experiments requiring electrophysiology, optogenetics and funtional imaging.

To support the work in our electrophysiology expertise unit we are looking for an energetic and highly-motivated research technician to join the team. The successful candidate will be trained in the above mentioned methods and ultimately will be expected to perform and analyze experiments independently. In addition, he/she will also be involved in primary neuronal cell cultures and other aspects required within the electrophysiology expertise unit organization, such as lab maintenance, assurance of consumable stocks and concomitant orderings.


  • You possess a degree in Biomedical or Biological Sciences (Professional Bachelor/Master/Engineer) or equivalent. A FELASA B license for animal work is an advantage.
  • Hands-on experience in at least one of the following areas is highly desirable:
    - Electrophysiological recordings (in vivo, multi array, field and/or whole cell recordings)
    - Live cell imaging (e.g. calcium/SypHy imaging)
    - Primary cell culture

  • You must be meticulous, detail-oriented, independent and self-motivated, yet be able to interact well with  be able to interact well with other members/users of the research unit.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • You are eager to expand your skills and are not easily discouraged during the process.

We offer

  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure

  • A stimulating international research environment, working in a field with high translational potential

  • An open-ended contract

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Starting Date: the position is immediately available

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, a motivation letter describing your previous research experience and the contact information of 3 references.

For more information please contact Keimpe Wierda.