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Postdoc – Biophysics of Protein Aggregation

The Job

You will investigate the structure-activity relationship of aggregates of model peptides and Pept-ins, using biophysical techniques, formulation and variant screening. You will use modelling and experimental approaches to identify conformational subpopulations in a complex reaction mixture and to correlate their lifetime with biological activity readouts. The goal is to characterize and enrich the more active species with an eventual view of solving their structure.

Your profile

  • PhD in the biophysics and/or structure of protein aggregation
  • Strong interest in protein aggregation and its role in disease.
  • A solid publication record with first-author research publication(s) in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Strong expertise in biophysical techniques such as light scattering, FTIR, rotor dyes…
  • Experience with kinetic modelling
  • Previous experience with optical tweezers or AFM is a plus
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical and creative
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is a must
  • Prior experience with high content analysis is a plus

We offer

  • A versatile and challenging job
  • A vibrant, world-class research environment operating at an international level
  • Access to the resources of two host institutions VIB (http://www.vib.be/en/about-vib/organization/Pages/default.aspx) and KU Leuven, one of Europe’s leading research universities (https://www.kuleuven.be/english/why-choose-kuleuven.html)
  • State of the art research facilities
  • A dedicated training program to broaden your expertise and enhance your skillset
  • A competitive compensation package based on expertise and experience
  • Financial support for at least 1 year. The successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, HFSP, EMBO, or national funding organizations)

How to apply