Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Postdoctoral Scientist - JDRF funded project - Molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diabetes

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We offer a full-time position at the Signal Transduction
& Metabolism Laboratory in Brussels.

Université libre de Bruxelles

The Signal Transduction and Metabolism Laboratory led by Dr. Esteban Gurzov is seeking highly motivated post-doctoral researchers to develop novel methods to diagnose type 1 diabetes, and to explore the pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to autoimmune diabetes. The successful applicant will join the Laboratoire de Gastroentérologie Expérimental et Endotools/ULB Faculty of Medicine (www.stmlaboratoy.com), characterised by an impressive track record in research excellence.

Project description:

The project will take advantage of human iPSC, diabetes cell models, mouse models, pharmacological approaches and human specimens to determine the molecular mechanisms by which tyrosine phosphatases contribute to the development of autoimmune diabetes and to explore novel approaches for combating type 1 diabetes.

The Signal Transduction & Metabolism Laboratory provides a world leading environment for creative science. We foster research excellence and pursue discoveries in metabolic diseases, with experts working together in collaborative teams. Come and join us!

  • We believe in a strong scientific commitment and reproducible findings to contribute to the way of thinking in diabetes research.
  • Our vision is to translate fundamental science to the clinic by a collaborative effort between scientists, physicians and the industry.


  • PhD in autoimmune disease and/or metabolism
  • Experience with mouse handling and experimentation is essential
  • Experience in cell culture, molecular biology/genome editing (e.g. qPCR, CRISPR/Cas9 and RNA-Seq), immunohistochemical and/or biochemical techniques is essential
  • Experience with mouse models of diabetes will be advantageous
  • Experience with FACS will be advantageous
  • The candidate should have demonstrable track record of research excellence and be capable of both work independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English
  • High motivation, flexibility as well as innovate and creative thinking are a must

Interested ?

Applications + 3 references should be sent directly to Esteban.Gurzov@ulb.be

Esteban N. Gurzov, PhD
Head, Signal Transduction and Metabolism Laboratory
Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
808 Route de Lennik
B-1070 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 555 8908
Fax: +32 2 555 6239

Salary: Approximately 2500 € after tax.
Duration: 1 year full time in the first instance.
Starting date: As soon as possible.

Deadline for the submission of applications: Positions open until filled

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