PhD position on the molecular mechanisms mediating skin injury repair and tumour formation

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jan 2024

29 Nov 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Ghent University
Research Field

Chemistry » Biochemistry
Technology » Biotechnology
Biological sciences » Other
Medical sciences » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Belgium
Application Deadline

25 Jan 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

38
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

Last application date Jan 25, 2024 00:00

Department WE14 - Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology

Contract Limited duration

Degree Master in Sciences: Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biology or a related discipline

Occupancy rate 100%

Vacancy type Research staff


Job description

PhD position on the molecular mechanisms mediating skin injury repair and tumour formation

The research team of Prof. Esther Hoste has a vacancy for a highly motivated PhD student to investigate reciprocal interactions between skin-resident cell-types and their implications for injury repair and skin tumour formation.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the study of adipocyte-keratinocyte crosstalk in the skin, using mouse models of skin inflammation, wound healing and tumour formation in combination with cell-based assays. In this project, we will make use of advanced confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, mouse transgenesis, and single-nuclei and spatial transcriptomics to understand communications between different cell-types in the skin in different tissue contexts.

About the lab
The VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research aims to unravel the mechanisms of immunity and inflammation for better prevention and therapy of human chronic disease. Several high-end core facilities support and improve our research activities. For more information, please visit: https://www.irc.ugent.be . The ‘Keratinocyte microenvironment’ team focusses on how keratinocytes -the epithelial cells of the skin- communicate with other skin-resident cells to mediate skin inflammation, wound healing and tumorigenesis.

We offer:

  • A 4-year PhD position
  • A multidisciplinary and highly stimulating and supporting international research environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure
  • A multitude of training opportunities organized at Ghent University and VIB to broaden your expertise and skill-set

Job profile
  • Master in Sciences: Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biology or a related discipline
  • Prior hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques
  • Highly motivated team player, able to work independently

Desirable but not required:

  • FELASA certificate level B or higher

How to apply

How to apply?
Send your full application to: Prof. Esther Hoste ([email protected] ). The application should consist of:

  • Your CV
  • A motivation letter expressing your interest and suitability for the position
  • A transcript of your master degree

A shortlist of applicants will be selected and invited for interviews.


Requirements
Research Field
Chemistry
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Technology
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Biological sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Medical sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information
Website for additional job details

https://academicpositions.com

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Ghent University
Country
Belgium
City
Ghent
Postal Code
9000
Street
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33

Where to apply
Website

https://academicpositions.com/ad/ghent-university/2023/phd-position-on-the-mole…

Contact
City

Ghent
Website

http://www.ugent.be/en
Postal Code

9000

STATUS: EXPIRED

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