Postdoctoral researcher

     
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WorkplaceLeuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
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Postdoctoral researcher

As a postdoc you will perform basic & preclinical research focused on the role of stromal cell-associated autophagy in immunosurveillance and anti-tumor immunity using transgenic mouse models. You will supervise and support PhD candidates and contribute to several research projects of the lab, have a collaborative spirit and liaise with collaborators, clinicians, computational biologists, but also technology transfer experts and industrial collaborators. You need to be able to organize and troubleshoot your work independently, document it thoroughly and communicate results and experiences with the team in a transparent and professional manner.

The Laboratory for Cell Death Research & Therapy, headed by Patrizia Agostinis, seeks a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher to join the team. Our team is studying autophagy in cancer and stromal cells as a main modifier of the tumor microenvironment and anti-tumor immunity. We recently defined a critical role for tumor vasculature-associated autophagy in cancer dissemination and growth. We are now interested in unravelling how autophagy impacts the tumor-stroma dialogue with particular focus on tumor immunosurveillance and immunotherapy responses. Our goal is to pursue an innovative and interdisciplinary research theme, covering research from integrated omics to translational cancer immunotherapy, in order to harness autophagy regulated mechanisms for therapeutic benefits and for the improvement of immunotherapy.

The Laboratory for Cell Death Research & Therapy, headed by Patrizia Agostinis, seeks a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Researcher to join the team. Our team is studying autophagy in cancer and stromal cells as a main modifier of the tumor microenvironment and anti-tumor immunity. We recently defined a critical role for tumor vasculature-associated autophagy in cancer dissemination and growth. We are now interested in unravelling how autophagy impacts the tumor-stroma dialogue with particular focus on tumor immunosurveillance and immunotherapy responses. Our goal is to pursue an innovative and interdisciplinary research theme, covering research from integrated omics to translational cancer immunotherapy, in order to harness autophagy regulated mechanisms for therapeutic benefits and for the improvement of immunotherapy.

We are looking for a highly motivated, well organized and dynamic candidate with a high level of independence and creative thinking.

  • You hold a PhD in cancer immunology or related fields
  • You have a publication track record in these fields with at least one first author publication
  • You are eager to learn new techniques and you show a keen interest and curiosity driven approach to scientific questions
  • You have demonstrable practical skills in molecular/cellular biology, isolation and phenotyping on immune cells, T cells analysis in vivo/exvivo, high-end imaging, analysis of tumor microenvironment. Knowledge and skills related to autophagy pathways is a plus.
  • You are in possession of a certificateto work with laboratory animals or willing to achieve this as soon as possible
  • You have experience in working with deadlines and being involved simultaneously in multiple projects
  • You are a team player with excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • You are able to guide PhD candidates and coordinate the projects between our teams


KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR [at] kuleuven[.]be.

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