PhD student Neuroimmunology Hasselt University, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences Belgium

The Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, research group Immunology - Biochemistry of Hasselt University seeks a (m/f)

PhD student Neuroimmunology


The PhD student will be member of the faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences and will take part in the program of the Doctoral School of Medicine and Life Sciences. geneeskunde en levenswetenschappen.


Job content

Recent research by our group demonstrates that lipid metabolism is crucial in directing inflammatory and repair processes in the central nervous system. The goal of this project is to identify key players involved in these processes using a transcriptomics and lipidomics approach. Elucidated pathways will be validated using state of the art cell and tissue culture systems, animal models and innovative molecular and cell biology techniques. In addition, the scholar will take up a limited teaching duty in the bachelor or master programs of the faculty.


Master in biomedical sciences (or equivalent)
Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
You are a motivated and ambitious scientist
You have the necessary qualities to function within a multidisciplinary research group.
You are able to work in team as well as individually
You have a good knowledge of the English language
You have a strong problem solving capacity
You have good social and communicative skills
Experience in lipid metabolism, macrophage biology, neuroinflammation en animal research (Felasa C certificate) is an advantage.


You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Scholarship for a period of 2 x 2 years (with evaluation after 2 years)

Selection procedure
Preselection based on CV. Interview with the selected candidates.

You can only apply online up to and including 16 June 2017.

Further information

Content job responsibilities:
Prof. dr. Jerome HENDRIKS, +32-11-269207,

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