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Postdoctoral Positions

Group leader: 
Peter Carmeliet

The Vesalius Research Center (VRC) is one of the research departments of VIB (Vlaams Instituut Biotechnologie) located in KU Leuven – Campus Gasthuisberg. VRC hosts 9 research groups with an employment of about 170 researchers, administrative and technical collaborators.

The laboratory of Professor Peter Carmeliet is especially focusing on the development of blood vessels (Angiogenesis) and vascular metabolism, and consists of 60 driven researchers and lab technicians. The Lab is currently looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join the team. Successful candidates will be involved in a research project focusing on the regulation of cell metabolism and to determine the role of metabolism during the process of angiogenesis. Recent studies from the lab revealed that targeting endothelial metabolism could be a possible alternative therapeutic strategy for anti-angiogenic therapy. In this perspective, we are aiming to investigate several metabolic pathways in different models of angiogenesis.


¥ You have a PhD in cancer/metabolism or a related field
¥ You have relevant hands-on experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques
¥ Interest and previous experience in the use of in vivo cancer models is an advantage
¥ Applicants with previous experience in mass spectrometry for metabolite determination and identification are encouraged to apply
¥ You are strongly motivated to learn new technologies and are passionate about biomedical research
¥ You have effective communication skills in English written and verbal
¥ You have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary (international) team environment as well as independently
¥ Your publication record includes (at least) one paper as a first author in a peer-reviewed international journal

We offer

¥ The opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary international cutting edge research lab and contribute to high-impact research
¥ A stimulating scientific environment in a young, enthusiastic, motivated team
¥ The opportunity to work on high impact projects supported by international Research grants
¥ Situated in the University town of Leuven, VRC is close to Brussels with excellent national and international opportunities.


Applications for this position should be submitted to

Please include following documents:
- A motivation letter
- Complete CV, containing a list of publications
- A summary of past research
- Contact information of 2-3 referees

Top-ranked candidates will be invited for an interview in Leuven, Belgium.

VIB-KU Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg ON4
Herestraat 49 – bus 912
3000 Leuven

Start date: 
As soon as possible


Karen Vousden, Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Christian Frezza, Nika Danial
12/09/2017 - 09:00