Postdoctoral Researcher // The Molecular Physiology and Neurophysics group at the School of Medicine at Ghent University // deadline 2020 February 14th

Your responsibilities

  • Biophysical characterization of voltage-gated ion channels, and of cellular excitability via patch-clamp and slice recordings
  • Behavioral studies on rodent

Your profile

  • Highly motivated scientist holding a PhD in the field of Life-Sciences or Natural Sciences
  • Strong interest in electrophysiology, ion channel gating, cellular excitability and patch- clamp/slice data analysis. Prior patch-clamp experience, ideally on slices is highly preferable.
  • Experience with molecular biology and biochemical techniques
  • Interest in 3D computer modeling of ion channels and molecular dynamics
  • Problem-solving competence, writing skills, commitment and good communication skills in English.

Our offer

We offer a dynamic, active, supportive and interdisciplinary team working on ion channels and sensory perception using translational approaches. The School of Medicine at Ghent University offers a range of experimental equipment to study ion channels by electrophysiological and molecular-biology techniques. Moreover, a strong interaction with clinicians is encouraged.

The position is open starting from 1st of April 2020 (or sooner) and compensation will be according to Belgian labor law (100%) for two years with option of extension for another two years. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Please submit your enquiries and application until 2020 February 14th (including a letter of motivation, CV, names of at least four persons to be contacted as references, and examination results as one pdf file) to Prof. Dr. Frank Bosmans, Basic and Applied Medical Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium, E-Mail: