1 Postdoc position in breast cancer metabolism research (2 years renewable, tax-free salary)

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  • FullTime

UCLouvain


3 Jul 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
UCLouvain
Department
Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research (IREC)
Research Field
Medical sciences » Cancer research
Pharmacological sciences » Pharmacy
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country
Belgium
Application Deadline
31 Jul 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
38
Offer Starting Date
1 Oct 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

Cancers are evolutionary diseases wherein cancer cells continuously strive to fulfill the high bioenergetic demand associated with aggressiveness. We hypothesize that metabolic plasticity is an early feature acquired by cancer cells that could precede and promote invasion and metastasis. Based on preclinical and clinical data, we will characterize the metabolic control of tissue-specific metastasis in breast cancer, in order to better understand the tropism of metastatic progenitor cells to ultimately counter this process therapeutically. 

Requirements

Research Field
Medical sciences » Cancer research
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Medical sciences » Health sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Medical sciences » Medicine
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Pharmacological sciences » Pharmacy
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Excellence in the undergraduate and PhD training.
  • Expertise in cancer metabolism (PhD thesis manuscript on a related topic).
  • Fluent in English.
  • Minimum 2 publications as a first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal with an impact factor > 2

Specific Requirements

  • PhD diploma in Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biology or related.
  • In international mobility (i.e., did not live in Belgium for more than 1 year in the past 3 years).
  • Expertise in cancer metabolism.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Minimum 2 publications as a first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal with an impact factor > 2

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Research Field
Medical sciences » Cancer research
Years of Research Experience
1 – 4

Internal Application form(s) needed
job offer 1 03JUL23.pdf
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Additional Information
Benefits

A  non-taxable salary for 4 years, with social security. 

Eligibility criteria

  • PhD diploma in Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biology or related.
  • In international mobility (i.e., did not live in Belgium for more than 1 year in the past 3 years).
  • Expertise in cancer metabolism.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Minimum 2 publications as a first author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal with an impact factor > 2
  • Available to start the Postodc stay no later than on October 1st, 2023.

Selection process

A first round of selection will be based on the quality of the motivation letter, CV, bibliography, practical skills and support letters. 

A second round of selection will be via online interview, based on theoretical and practical knowledge in cancer research, notably cancer metabolism and metastasis.  

Additional comments

Selection criteria:

  • Quality of the motivation letter.
  • Excellence in the PhD training.
  • PhD thesis manuscript on a related topic.
  • Quality of the CV (awards, selected abstracts in meeting, supervision of younger students, …).
  • Quality of the bibliography (especially peer-reviewed original papers as a first author).
  • Technical knowledge in the field (the lab covers a vast array of disciplines ranging from genetics to in vivo cancer imaging).
  • Autonomy.
  • Support letters by a experts in the field of cancer metabolism.
  • An EU FELASA certificate (or equivalent) for the maintenance and use of small lab animals would be a plus.
  • Any other qualities put forward will be considered positively.
  • Quality of the remote interview (that will be proposed to selected candidates).

Website for additional job details
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=sonveaux%20p&sort=date

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
UCLouvain – IREC Institute
Country
Belgium
State/Province
Brussels
City
Brussels
Postal Code
1200
Street
Avenue Hippocrate 57 box B1.57.04

Where to apply

E-mail
[email protected]

Contact

State/Province
Brussels
City
Brussels
Website
https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/irec/fath/cancer-axis-pierre-sonveaux-research-group.html
Street
Avenue Hippocrate 57 box B1.57.04
Postal Code
1200
E-Mail
[email protected]

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