Postdoctoral researcher in immunology - infection

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 May 2024

2 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Liege
Department

FARAH - Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Research Field

Medical sciences » Health sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Belgium
Application Deadline

27 May 2024 - 16:00 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Offer Starting Date

1 Jun 2024
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

In the REGULATE research program (WEL Research Institute ), we aim to decipher the mechanisms regulating the effector functions of a particular population of memory T lymphocytes named virtual memory T cells (TVM ), stimulated during the immune response against parasitic worms, and involving the cytokine interleukin 4 (IL-4). The research project is based on recent work from the laboratory: Rolot et al. 2018 , Petrellis et al., 2023 , Yang et al., 2023 (preprint).

The objective of the project is to harness the potential of virtual memory T cells to develop alternative strategies of intervention and improve host protection against infections. This research project will fill an important gap in the understanding of the mechanisms regulating virtual memory T cell mediated functions and will identify important alternative points of intervention to help combat infections and induced disease.

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join the team.

The Dewals laboratory is based at the FARAH research unit, localized at the Faculty of Veterinary of Medicine, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of University of Liege, Liege, Belgium.


Specific duties and activities:


  • Implement existing models and generate new preclinical models to directly address the role of IL-4-induced TVM in type 2 immunity during parasite infection and viral coinfections.
  • Develop experimental approaches to investigate cell-cell interactions of TVM in a type 2 immune environment, including flow cytometry, single cell RNA-sequencing, CHIP-sequencing.
  • Supervise PhD and MSc students.
  • Communicate findings through participation to international meetings and publications.

 


 

 

 


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

Skills/Qualifications

Profile:


Required skills: PhD in (bio)medical or veterinary sciences; related to immunology, minimal expertise in flow cytometry, scientific rigor, integrity, and ethics, motivation to discover immunology-orientated questions, scientific writing, and communication abilities.

Additional research skills: High parameter spectral flow cytometry, single-cell capture and RNA sequencing, CHIP-sequencing, animal handling, microscopy, cell culture, molecular biology.

Soft skills: Enthusiasm to work as part of a team, critical and creative thinking.

Languages: Good command of English, including written and spoken scientific English.


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Research Field
Medical sciences » Health sciences

Internal Application form(s) needed
REGULATE_postdoc_vacancy_0.pdf
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Additional Information
Selection process
 
  • The selection will be based on CVs, the cover letter, references and their suitability for the position.
  • Pre-selected candidates will be interviewed by May 30th , 2024, in person or via Teams.

Our corporate policy is based on diversity and equal opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of their skills and do not discriminate on grounds of age, sexual orientation, origin, beliefs, disability or nationality.


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
University of Liege - FARAH - Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Country
Belgium
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Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
State/Province

Liege
City

Liege
Website

https://www.farah.uliege.be/cms/c_4263377/fr/farah?id=c_4263377
Street

Avenue de Cureghem 10
Postal Code

4000
E-Mail

[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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