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Junior Post-Doc Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

Within the ASAP project IMPACT-PD, we are recruiting a highly skilled and motivated junior postdoc to strengthen the multidisciplinary team of academic partners. In particular we look for a Molecular Biologist/Biochemist to conduct a structure-function analysis of the transporters ATP13A2 and ATP10B to identify the molecular mechanisms of transport activation and inhibition.


Via an extensive structure-function analysis you will identify the molecular mechanisms of transport activation and inhibition of ATP13A2 and ATP10B, and study the functional consequences of disease mutations. The project involves protein purification, biochemical analysis, site directed mutagenesis and analysis of post-translational modifications, using multi-omics, genetics and structural information as a guide.


  • Experience in biochemical techniques, membrane proteins, complementary eukaryotic expression hosts and protein purification is a strong asset.

  • Recent PhD degree (max 4 years) in Biochemistry, Bio-engineering, Biotechnology, or similar

  • 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 junior post doc for a period of 3 years with the possibility of an extension. 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.

  • Participation in a prestigious international research network ASAP with focus on collaboration and open science, offering excellent networking opportunities.

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


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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