Postdoc Position in Protein Phosphatase PP1 In Health and Disease

Catholic University of Leuven

The Laboratory of Biosignaling & Therapeutics investigates cellular signal transduction pathways at the molecular level. A major current goal is to explore protein phosphatase PP1 as a target for the development of novel cancer and neurodegeneration therapies.

Responsibilities

Protein phosphatase-1 (PP1) is essential for eukaryotic life and catalyzes a substantial fraction of all protein dephosphorylation events. 

  • You will investigate the deregulation of PP1, which contributes to the development of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. 
  • You will explore how PP1 is regulated by post-translational modifications and association with regulatory proteins, using recently acquired degron- and knockin-cell lines. 
  • You will  subsequently use these data to unravel how PP1 misregulation contributes to tumor initiation and progression. 

Profile

  • PhD degree (max 5 years) in (Bio)medical Sciences, Bioengineering, or equivalent.
  • Creative skills and eager to learn.
  • A focused and perseverant mind, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ambitious, with a clear goal for the future.
  • Good time and project management skills.
  • Proficient in English, both written and orally.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Excellent team player.

Offer

  • A full-time appointment (100%) as a postdoc for a period of up to 3 years.
  • Affiliation to a world-renowned university (founded in 1425).
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment, with excellent networking opportunities.
  • The possibility to participate and present your research at (inter)national conferences.
  • Active support for the further development of an independent academic career.

Interested?

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Mathieu Bollen, tel.: +32 16 33 06 44, mail: mathieu.bollen@kuleuven.be.

All applications must include: a motivation letter, a full CV including contact details, a list of your publications and two contacts for further references. Apply online from KU Leuven website (please don't send these documents via email).

You can apply for this job no later than May 02, 2021 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: May 2, 2021
  • Tags: Cellulaire en Moleculaire Geneeskunde