Postdoctoral Researcher - Image Processing

School/Institution:Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Brussels

Discipline: Image Processing

Employment Type:Full-time


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Postdoctoral researcher 'In vivo Cellular and Molecular imaging'

1 - Company profile

For already 50 years, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has stood for freedom, equality and connectedness. These values ​​are strongly present on our campuses, in our students as well as our staff. At the VUB, you'll find a diverse collection of personalities: pure innovators, but especially people who are 100% their authentic selves. With about 3,500 employees, we are the largest Flemish-speaking employer in Brussels, an international city with which we are all too happy to be affiliated and around which our four campuses are located.

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Perform scientific research in the framework of the continuation and valorisation of the doctoral work. More concretely:

The laboratory for In vivo Cellular and Molecular imaging (ICMI) is a multidisciplinary team performing research on the development of novel molecular imaging and molecular therapy applications, mainly based on Nanobody-tracers.

We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to develop an independent research line on intravital fluorescence imaging to better understand the behavior and effect of nanobody-tracers at microscopic level. Your main task will be to perform research for ongoing and upcoming projects on the subject, but you are also expected to participate in guiding Master or PhD students and participate in writing research grants.

You will become part of the In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging (ICMI) laboratory ( and will report to one of its principal investigators, Prof. Sophie Hernot.

You will be part of a highly interactive research unit, gathering professors, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students, research associates and technicians, all working together towards a common goal, creating clinical impact with novel molecular imaging and therapy applications.

3 - Job profile

  • You should hold a PhD in Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bio-Engineering Sciences, or equivalent.
  • You should have experience in the field of preclinical in vivo molecular imaging and exposure to fluorescence microscopy is required.
  • You should be in the possession of a certificate of Laboratory Animal Sciences (FELASA B or higher), and knowledge of animal models for intravital microscopy is an extra asset.
  • We are seeking a researcher who is highly motivated to independently and accurately execute and report on the various milestones and deliverables of a particular research project.
  • You should speak English fluently; knowledge of the Dutch language is an asset but not required.
  • You should be proficient at writing scientific papers, and grant writing skills are highly desirable.
  • Since you are expected to work in a multidisciplinary research team, you therefore should be highly communicative.

4 - Offer

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, you'll work, every day, in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Our campuses are located in the middle of a green oasis at the edge of the capital city of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. That city center, with all its opportunities and possibilities, is easily accessed by public transport in less than half an hour.

Depending on your experience and your academic merits, you'll receive a salary in one of the grades that have been set by the government. Standard inclusions include hospitalisation insurance and the free use of public transport for your home - work commute. And if you prefer to bike to work? There's compensation for that too. On both [VB1] campuses, there are extensive sport facilities available to you and childcare facilities within walking distance.

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5- Application

Applications can only be made ONLINE

Your application must include the following as a minimum:

  • A concise CV
  • The academic dossier with all relevant elements;
  • A brief statement of reasons for the candidature, including an explanation of the expansion of future research;
  • Degrees and diplomas.

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