Postdoctoral Position: Valarie Wittamer Lab


Neuro-Immunology and Developmental Hematopoiesis
Valerie Wittamer Lab

Date Posted: 07/19/2021
City: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral Research


Description and Details:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr Valérie Wittamer ( at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) to study the genetic program of microglia cell maintenance in the zebrafish central nervous system.

The position is funded for one year (with possibility of extension up to 3 years), with a starting date expected between October 1st 2021 and January 1st 2022. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date: August 31st 2021

Brussels is a cosmopolitan city located in the heart of Europe, with a vibrant cultural life, excellent restaurants, many family-friendly activities and affordable housing. The host institution (Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB) is one of the leading higher educational universities in Belgium. 


We are seeking to hire an outstanding, enthusiastic and autonomous postdoctoral scientist eager to work on an interdisciplinary project. To fulfil the position, applicants must hold a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or relevant field for no more than 6 years. Eligible applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium for more than 12 months during the 3 years preceding the start of the position. The ideal candidate should also have a strong background in hematopoiesis, cell and molecular biology, as well as expertise in cell transplantation and gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9). Previous experience working with zebrafish and with confocal microscopy are an asset but are not required. Good oral and written English language skills are essential. 

How to Apply

Eligible individuals are encouraged to submit a motivation letter, a CV with publications and the name of at least 3 academic referees. Applications should be made by email to Valérie Wittamer at


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