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Junior/Senior Post-Doc Neurobiology


Within the ASAP program we recruit a highly skilled and motivated junior/senior postdoc to strengthen the multidisciplinary team of academic partners. In particular, we look for an experienced Neurobiologist to characterize the phenotype and pathways of neurodegeneration in ATP13A2 and ATP10B KO mice, while performing omics analyses on tissue and biofluids.


  • Experience with mouse models of neurodegeneration (Immunohistochemistry, behavioral phenotyping, mice breeding), a background in Parkinson’s disease mechanisms, and lysosomal/mitochondrial biology are strong assets

  • PhD degree (max 5 years) in Medical or Biomedical Sciences, Bioengineering, (Neuro)biology, or equivalent.

  • A curious and creative mind set, eager to learn

  • Perseverant with good problem-solving skills

  • Ambitious, ability to take ownership of the project

  • Good time and project management skills to adhere to strict project deadlines and milestones.

  • Proven proficiency in English, both written and orally

  • Experienced in project management

  • Effective communicator, reporting results in the team and in consortium meetings

  • Leadership skills, able to inspire and motivate people

  • Excellent team player, working in an international and multidisciplinary team to reach common goals


  • A full-time appointment (100%) as a post doc for a period of 3 years with the possibility of an extension. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to initiate and participate in grant proposals to expand the research line and ensure continuation after the project end.

  • Affiliation to a world-renowned laboratory in transport biology with an extensive international and collaborative network. 

  • The possibility to participate and present your research at national and international conferences.

  • Gain insight in industrial drug discovery through a close collaboration with a pharmaceutical company.


For more information regarding our work, please check out:


For more information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Peter Vangheluwe

telephone: +32 16 33 07 20,




Mrs. Veronique Daniëls

telephone: +32 16 32 63 65,


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