Postdoc position in biochemistry/ molecular at Univ of Louvain, Belgium

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Postdoc position in biochemistry/ molecular at Univ of Louvain, Belgium

Postdoctoral position in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology
The Institute of Life Sciences from the University of Louvain offers a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. With 21000 students and 5000-member staff, the University of Louvain is the largest university of the French speaking part of Belgium. The university was created in 1425 and moved in 1975 to a new location, Louvain-la-Neuve. Located 30 km south of Brussels, this city is one of the most recent towns in Europe. Louvain-la-Neuve is hailed as an achievement, combining modernity with tradition, inspired by the layout of mediaeval university towns.
The Institute of Life Sciences ( brings together more than 150 research staffs working in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. This Institute runs several technical platforms, such as DNA sequencing, transcriptomics, FACS, confocal microscopy, proteomics, and mass spectrometry.
Applicants should first identify a potential supervisor among the Institute group leaders who are listed at This site also describes the research topics of the group leaders. Applicants should contact a potential supervisor and send him/her a letter of motivation, their CV and names and contact addresses for three referees. The potential supervisor will make his/her own selection and transmit the selected application to the Institute selection committee. Deadline for contacting a supervisor is November 20, 2010. Deadline for submitting the application to the Institute selection committee through the supervisor is November 30, 2010. The final decision will be taken before the end of December 2010. The fellowship can start any time between January 15th and September 15th, 2011. Net monthly allowance will vary between 2,000 and 2,200 Euros per month according to experience.
Applicants should hold a PhD in the field of biology at large with no more than four years of postdoctoral experience and no previous employment in Belgium. They should have a solid background in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology and at least one publication as first author in an international journal.
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