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Université libre de Bruxelles



Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Human Molecular Biology (

ULB Neuroscience Institute (


Postdoctoral Position –Developmental Hematopoiesis and Immunity


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Human Molecular Biology (IRIBHM) at ULB to study the genetic determinants of microglia ontogeny and functions in the zebrafish model.


To fulfil the position as Postdoc, applicants must hold a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or relevant field for no more than 6 years, and be within the framework of international scientific mobility. The ideal candidate should also have a strong background in immunology, cell biology and molecular biology, as well as expertise in genome editing (TALEN, 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 highly desirable.


The position will be held under the supervision of Dr Valérie Wittamer (PhD, FNRS -Research Associate;


The position is available immediately for two years (subjected to satisfactory review after 12 months).


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.


Highly motivated and qualified candidates 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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