30/03/2017

Call for applications for one to two postdoctoral research fellowships in alternative splicing and iPSC-derived beta cells, applied to diabetes research


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Medical sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/06/2017 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

Applications are invited for one to two postdoctoral positions at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium for projects funded by the EC, IMI, HIRN and Welbio-FNRS, Belgium. We study the role for alternative splicing in pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and death in diabetes mellitus and the generation of novel auto-antigens, and search for novel biomarkers of beta cell dysfunction and death. iPSC-derived pre-beta cells are important tools for this research line. An overview of our research lines can be found in Eizirik DL et al. Nature Rev Endocrinol. 5, 219–226, 2009; Eizirik DL et al. PLoS Genet 8: e1002552, 2012; Nogueira T et al. PLoS Genet, 9: e1003532, 2013; Villate O et al., Nucleic Acid Res 42: 11818-11830, 2014; Marroqui L et al., eLife, 4: e06990, 2015; Op de Beeck A and Eizirik DL, Nature Rev Endocrinol, 12:263-273, 2016; Ben-Othman N et al. Cell, 168: 73-85, 2017; Juan-Mateu J et al. J Biol Chem, 292:3466-3480, 2017; Marroqui L et al., Diabetologia, 60:656-667, 2017.

 

A solid knowledge of molecular biology, particularly applied to alternative splicing or of iPSC-derived beta cells, is important for the position. These 2-year postdoctoral positions (with possibility of renewal) start in October/November 2017 (starting date can be negotiated) and the positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

 

Please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including publication list), and the name of 2-3 reference persons to:

 

Prof. Decio L. Eizirik

deizirik@ulb.ac.be

ULB Center for Diabetes Research

Faculty of Medicine

Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels, Belgium

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2 position(s) available at
ULB Center for Diabetes Research
Belgium
Brussels
1070
808 Route de Lennik

EURAXESS offer ID: 198515