27/01/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

PostDoctoral Fellowship in 3D cell bioprinting

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The PostDoctoral Fellow will perform cutting-edge research to develop 3D-bioprinted salivary gland model to decipher the physiopathology of diseases. PhD candidates will perform their research in an intellectually stimulating and multi-disciplinary environment.

 

 

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Benefits

  • EU Citizens and citizens from countries that have a bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, unemployment benefit, retirement pension, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Non-EU Citizens from countries that have no bilateral social security agreement with Belgium: social security coverage including medical insurance, maternity leave and child benefit.
  • Insurance against accidents in the workplace.
  • Tax exemption.
  • Low-cost private hospitalization insurance.
  • On-site services at the ULB: medical centre, university hospital, sports centre, subsidized restaurants, cultural activities, child day care, activities for children…

Eligibility criteria

The applicant should have a Master and a PhD thesis in the field of medicine, biological sciences, chemical engineering or biological engineering. We are looking for a highly motivated person with strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, biomaterial synthesis, and cell biology who should be able to satisfy most of the following requirements.

Languages: French and English.

Selection process

The applicant should prepare a SINGLE PDF FILE containing the following documents in the specified order:

- cover letter (1 page maximum)

- curriculum vitae

- list of skills

- publication list

- brief overview of relevant experience (1 page maximum) 

- 2 recommendation letters

- scan of Bachelor, Master and PhD diplomas

- academic transcripts

 

Application deadline: May 31st 2021

Submit application to: christine.delporte@ulb.be and amin.shavandi@ulb.be

If judged suitable, applicants will be selected for an online interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by email.

Additional comments

Starting date: September 2021 or earlier.

Duration: 24 months.

Contacts:

Contacts:

Prof. Ch. Delporte, cdelport@ulb.ac.be, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Laboratory of Pathophysiological and Nutritional Biochemistry; http://cvchercheurs.ulb.ac.be/Site/unite/ULB762.php; http://lpnb.ulb.be/Current%20Research%20Projects-LPNB.html

Prof. A. Shavandi, amin.shavandi@ulb.be, Université Libre de Bruxelles, BioMater Lab, https://cvchercheurs.ulb.ac.be/Site/unite/ULB831UK.php

Application deadline: application should be submitted before May 31st 2021 to christine.delporte@ulb.be and amin.shavandi@ulb.be, selected candidates will be contacted by email and interviewed by video conference.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringChemical engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomaterial engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    Medical sciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

The applicant should have a Master and a PhD thesis in the field of medicine, biological sciences, chemical engineering or biological engineering. We are looking for a highly motivated person with strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, biomaterial synthesis, and cell biology.

The applicant should be able to satisfy most of the following requirements:

Essential:

  • Have completed a relevant PhD within the last 2 years.
  • Strong scientific background and publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Be highly motivated and organized.
  • Be motivated to conduct interdisciplinary and translational research in close collaboration with people of distinct expertise.
  • Possess experience in cell culture – including stem cells, 3D cell bioprinting and tissue engineering.
  • Flexibility to travel overseas will be considered as an advantage.
  • Languages: French (good) and English (excellent).

 

Specific Requirements

Candidates can be EU or Non-EU citizens. Candidate will have to travel overseas to ensure technology transfer. Candidates must have spent one year outside Belgium in the past three years.

Expertise and technical skills :

  • Stem cells & regenerative medicine.
  • Advanced cell-culture and tissue engineering techniques (e.g., organoids, 3D bioprinting, etc.).
  • Bioprinting techniques, such as extrusion and DLP.
  • Biomaterials, e.g., hydrogel and scaffold design, synthesis and characterization
  • Immuno-histo/-cyto chemistry, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry/FACS, and RNAseq, cell live / death assays.
  • In vivo models, imaging, and tissue evaluation
  • Preparation of bioactive compounds and hydrogels.
  • Physicochemical techniques including SEM, FTIR, rheology.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Belgium
Brussels
1050
50 Avenue F.D. Roosevelt

EURAXESS offer ID: 598904

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