Three Principal Investigator Positions in Neurogenomics or Neuroscience


VIB-U Antwerp Center for Molecular Neurology


Antwerp, Belgium


Please use the VIB HR application tool and upload:

  • CV
  • contact details of three referees
  • a 2-5 page statement of research interests and research goals
  • a cover letter

Candidate review begins on December 1, 2019, and will continue until positions are filled. Short-listed applicants will be invited in January - March 2020 for an interview.

For more information contact Rosa Rademakers, chair of the search committee, at


The VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology (Belgium) is searching for three Principal Investigators to join its faculty. Current research groups at the center address a broad set of questions related to neurodegenerative brain diseases and peripheral neuropathies, with an emphasis on understanding the genetic etiology and developing diagnostics and treatment methods for these diseases. Approaches range from human genetics and genomics to protein biochemistry and neuronal cell biology, while models include yeast, fly, mouse, and pluripotent human cell systems. These positions come with full salary and core funding for five years (internationally competitive, > €1 million package depending on experience) that is renewable for multiple additional five-year periods. Research groups in the center also have access to state-of-the-art research and top-notch support core facilities, and attract talented Ph.D. students and postdocs from across the world.

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Candidates with research plans and a scientific vision that complements those of the faculty at the center, creating synergies and opportunities for collaboration, are encouraged to apply. The university seeks to address new challenges in the area of genomics, bioinformatics and individualized medicine, and is particularly seeking candidates who have a primary interest in neurodegenerative disorders with expertise in computational biology and bioinformatics approaches. Candidates with a track record of important contributions to the field of neuroscience with a focus on disease modeling using animal models and induced pluripotent stem cells, development of diagnostics or drug discovery are also encouraged to apply.


  • Ph.D. and experience as a postdoctoral researcher or faculty member.
  • Research goals in bioinformatics, neurogenomics or the broader field of neuroscience with an emphasis on neurodegenerative brain diseases.
  • Published impactful research in the area of neurogenomics or neuroscience, demonstrating creativity and scientific quality.
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary mindset.
  • Goal to become a great coach and mentor of junior trainees.
  • Interest in outreach and broadly contributing to a top scientific environment.
  • Studied or worked in different regions / countries.
  • Experience in technology transfer is not required but would be considered a strength.