Postdoctoral position at Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI)

Postdoctoral position in food intake disorders and gut microbiota

Louvain Drug Research Institute (LDRI)

Faculté de Pharmacie et de Sciences Biomédicales (FASB)

Metabolism and Nutrition research group (MNUT)


The Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, LDRI, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium, is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to join the team of Prof Amandine Everard. The candidate will investigate the impact of gut microbes on behavioural and appetite disorders associated with obesity. This project will involve in vivo experiments, with metabolomics and proteomics analyses.


The candidate holds a PhD in Biological/Medical Sciences, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent for less than 6 years, with a trackable experience in mouse experimentation and knowledge in gut-to-brain axis, ideally in food intake or reward/hedonic system. Expertise in -omics data analyses as well as knowledge in R and biostatistics, will be considered as a plus.

A good command of English (spoken and written), excellent communication skills, and ability to perform and analyze experiments independently as well as in a team, are necessary. The candidate is considered in international mobility, i.e. she/he has not resided, studied or worked in Belgium for more than 24 months over the past 6 years before the start of the post-doc.

Benefits & Research Environment

The candidate will benefit from 9 months full time contract. The contract will start as soon as possible (early 2020), and may be extended up to 21 months, depending on performance.

Founded in 1425, the UCLouvain is a research-oriented, multi-site university that hosts several research institutes and technology platforms, is open to the world (with > 40% of international researchers) and occupies the first place among universities of the Belgian French-speaking community ( The candidate will join a young and dynamic team, within a well-established research group. If needed, the candidate will be trained for gut microbiota analysis.

How to apply?

Applications including a full CV, a letter of motivation and the name of 2 referees should be sent to