Lab Manager at the Laboratory for Molecular Cancer Biology

Updated: 21 days ago

About the lab

Our laboratory focuses on the mechanisms by which cancer-specific non-mutational (i.e. epigenetic and (post-) transcriptional) events shape tumour evolution. Using innovative cellular (3D tumor (co)-cultures) and genetic tools (including genetically engineered mouse models and patient-derived tumor xenografts) and applying cutting-edge technologies (single-cell and spatial transcriptomics and proteomics) the Marine lab has made several key contributions to our understating of melanoma biology and, in particular, the mechanisms underlying melanoma initiation, growth, metastatic dissemination, the emergence of inter-and intra-tumor heterogeneity, plasticity and resistance to therapy.


We are looking for a Lab Manager to join our team and participate in the general organization/management of the laboratory and in the coordination of both fundamental and translational cancer research projects. The lab manager will have the opportunity to play both leadership and supportive roles in various academic and industrial projects. The successful candidate will coordinate wet-lab and animal/mouse experiments, design, interpret, present and report own research projects, assist lab members in their research, and supervise the work of master students and technicians. Planning and troubleshooting of experiments as well as excellent laboratory management are expected.

Profile and skills

We are looking for a highly motivated, well-organized and dynamic candidate with a high level of independence, good communication skills and enthusiasm to be part of an international team.

  • You hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical or Biological Sciences or equivalent preferably with knowledge in cancer biology.
  • You have experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • You have Felasa B or C certificate to work with animals.
  • You have experience in day-to-day management in a research environment and are willing to support the other scientists on the team, with problem-solving capabilities.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, both oral and written, with scientific writing skills in English.

We offer
  • A stimulating research environment with access to the newest and state-of-the-art infrastructure and technologies
  • A broad professional network (academic, clinical and industrial) in a national and international setting.
  • The opportunity to be part of an international and dynamic team and provide a meaningful contribution to cancer research.
  • A competitive salary and benefits

How to apply?

Please complete the online application procedure and include:

  • A detailed CV, including a list of your scientific publications
  • An elaborate cover letter describing your motivation

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

For more information, please contact Jean-Christophe Marine ( or Flavie Luciani ( 

VIB is an entrepreneurial and vibrant non-profit research institute in Flanders-Belgium with a clear focus on groundbreaking research in life sciences. The VIB-KULeuven Center for Cancer Biology (CCB), is one of the research departments of VIB located at the University Hospital Campus in Leuven, Belgium. CCB hosts 11 research groups and represents about 200 international researchers, and administrative and technical collaborators. The focus of the CCB is to unravel the molecular basis of cancer, and whenever suitable, exploit these insights to develop novel therapeutic or diagnostic strategies.

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