Doctoral scholarship holder CAR-T cell immunotherapy for hematological malignancies

Antwerp, Flanders, be
Company: University of Antwerp
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-20 02:05:37

Department: Vaccine & infectious disease institute
Regime Full-time

The Laboratory of Experimental Hematology (LEH), part of the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, is looking for a  full-time (100%)

Doctoral scholarship holder in the field of CAR-T cell immunotherapy for hematological malignancies


  • You will work actively on the preparation of a PhD thesis in the field of CAR-T cell-based immunotherapy for hematological malignancies, with a focus on multiple myeloma.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • Profile

  • You hold a Master degree recognized by the EU (or you will have obtained it by the time you start work) in one of the following disciplines: Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s .
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • Strong interest in basic research; cancer immunology, cellular immunity, cell therapy, gene engineering, and/or molecular biology.
  • You have practical skills/are interested in cellular biology (including sterile mammalian cell culture, non-viral transfection, flow cytometry, cell sorting) and in molecular biology (including plasmid vector design, plasmid linearization, in vitro transcription of mRNA, PCR).
  • You have general knowledge on experimental planning and data (statistical) analysis.
  • You are solution-oriented and a critical thinker.
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills; excellent command of academic English (written, oral and comprehension) is highly desirable.
  • You can work independently as well as in a team.
  • What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of one year. You are expected to apply for a doctoral grant of the Research Fund – Flanders (FWO), or equivalent, in 2022 to secure funding for the remainder of the scholarship.
  • The planned start date is  1 August 2021  or as soon as possible after that date (no later than 01 October 2021).
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for contract research staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will do most of your work at the Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, located at the Antwerp University Hospital in Edegem, Belgium in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.
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