17 September 2018

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For more information please contact. dr. Isabelle Vanden Bempt, mail:

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The Center of Human Genetics (Centrum Menselijke Erfelijkheid, CME) at the KU Leuven, has a strong international reputation in the field of clinical genetics and is a pioneer in the development of new genetic an genomic technologies, both for fundamental research and diagnostics. CME is structurally connected with the University Hospitals of Leuven an the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB).

Within the Center of Human Genetics, we are looking for a Staff Member with specific expertise in cytogenetics and molecular genetic testing of solid tumors.

  • You ensure the continuous support for cytogenetic and molecular genetic diagnostics in the field of solid tumors. 
  • You interpret results obtained from the diverse cytogenetic and genomic technologies (conventional karyoptyping, FISH, array CGH, low-pass sequencing, next generation sequencing, ...).
  • You develop and optimize state of the art novel genomic technologies and applications in the field.
  • You organize and control the validation and implementation processes of the diverse techniques and prepare validation dossiers.
  • You ensure (continuous) training of team members.
  • You become an expert in your field and are willing to write/publish the scientific reports, participate in international meetings, present scientific data, ...
  • You hold a doctoral degree in biomedical or bioengeneering sciences of molecular biology, pharmacy or genetics.
  • You have strong practical experience (preferentially 3-6 years) with cytogenetics (FISH, array CGH, karyotyping, ...) and molecular genetic techniques (next generation sequencing, PCR,...).
  • Expertise in a morphology/pathology and good knowledge of cancer biology/cancer genetics is considered a strong asset.
  • You can work independently, but you are also a team player
  • You are a responsible person, accurate and decisive
  • You have a proven scientific track record and strong scientific interests
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Flemish or French is a plus. International candidates are very welcome to apply

We offer a position in an intellectually challenging environment with state-of-the art facilities and the opportunity to combine diagnostic work at the University Hospital and scientific work at the university, and to build a very specific expertise. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly inter- and multidisciplinary focused and strives for international excellence. The University Hospital Leuven is one of the largest hospitals in Europe.
You will work in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam. The type of affiliation is negotiable, we can offer a permanent position at the University Hospitals, in combination with an academic position at Leuven University.