PhD Scholarship at University of Ghent

University of Ghent, Belgium is inviting excellent students to apply for a PhD position in proteomics. The funds for this fellowship are available for 4 years. The deadline for applying is August 31, 2019.

Recently the RARE-MED consortium was established at Ghent University, a multidisciplinary consortium for basic and translational research on precision medicine for rare diseases. As one of the partners of this consortium, we want to address the missing heritability in these rare disorders. To this end, you will be engaged in generating and integrating (structural) genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics and proteomics data to identify putative causal variants in patients with currently unsolved molecular diagnosis. In addition, you will also use state-of-the-art functional assays such as luciferase assays and/or multiple parallel reporter assays (MPRAs) to interpret the effect of the identified (non)coding variants.

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD student to join our enthusiastic and young team. We provide an open and stimulating working environment, in which teamwork, initiative, a critical mindset and originality are highly appreciated. We offer a position for 1 year, which will normally be extended to 4 years in case of a positive evaluation. Note that the latter may require application for a FWO/BOF doctoral fellowship.

Applications including a CV, motivation letter (max. 1 page) and the email addresses of two potential referees should be sent electronically to prof Bjrn Menten ( by August 31, the latest. Top-ranked candidates will be invited for an interview (either on-site or via Skype).

Starting date will be determined in agreement with the candidate.

Deadline: August 31, 2019
Apply Link: Please send your application via email.

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