Postdoctoral position in Alzheimer's disease

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 24 Apr 2020

(ref. BAP-2020-203)

Laatst aangepast : 24/03/2020

The Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases headed by prof. Bart De Strooper is a vibrant environment where key issues related to Alzheimer’s disease are tackled. We are currently looking for a motivated postdoc to research how genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease translates into microglial dysfunction, using human iPS cells and human/mouse chimeric models of Alzheimer’s disease (see Mancuso et al. 2019 Nature Neuroscience).

  • This research position is open to candidates with a strong background in microglial biology, with experience in mouse models of disease and stem cell technology
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and omics techniques are an advantage but not strictly required
  • Background in immunology would be a great asset, but not strictly required
  • Given our multidisciplinary research team and close collaboration with external partners, project management and effective communication skills, as well as good mastery of the English language are essential

  • An exceptional strong scientific environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • A stimulating, diverse international research environment in a world-class academic laboratory
  • Animal models, expertise in neurodegenerative disorders
  • Financial support is available for at least 1 year. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, HFSP, EMBO, or National funding organizations).
  • Start date: as soon as possible - the position is available immediately


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Bart De Strooper, tel.: +32 16 37 32 46, mail: or Mrs. Annerieke Sierksma, tel.: +32 16 37 70 36, mail:

Please include a detailed CV,a motivation letter describing research interests and previous research experience and a list of publications.

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