PostDoc position on fly modeling of human disease

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PostDoc position on fly modeling of human disease

Postby Albena » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:24 pm

The VIB Department of Molecular Genetics is affiliated with the University of Antwerp and is one of eight departments of the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) ( More than 80 researchers are working in four groups active in the research of complex neurological diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system of man ( In addition there is a centralized genetic service facility providing high-throughput genetic and cellular analyses.

The Peripheral Neuropathy Group within the VIB Department of Molecular Genetics is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to support their research in the following function:

Job description

We have contributed to the identification of genes responsible for various types of inherited peripheral neuropathies. One of our projects aims to study the effect of mutations in a gene implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. The postdoc will identify and validate mechanisms of neurodegeneration of specific gene mutations using animal and cell culture models. We offer an excellent multidisciplinary team-oriented research environment involving clinicians, geneticists, molecular and cellular biologists and bio-informaticians.


The candidate should be holder of a PhD, MD or both degrees. The applicant is expected to have a strong interest in neurosciences and solid background in working with Drosophila and/or cell culture models. Necessary skills: laboratory experience, mobility, team player with a sense of inititative and responsibility. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, the ability to obtain independent funding and at least one accepted first-author publication in an international peer-reviewed journal are required. To apply for this position, please e-mail a detailed CV with a 1 page description of previous research experience and two recommendation letters. Application deadline: 30 March 2009.


Secretary Mrs. Gisele Smeyers, Fax. +32-3-265.10.12, E-mail:
More details on the project can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Vincent Timmerman, PhD, E-mail:
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