Saturday, November 1, 2008

PhD studentship (2x2 years) molecular and cellular aspects of toxicity

PhD studentship (2x2 years) molecular and cellular aspects of toxicity BOF-project “Cd-induced oxidative stress: damage versus signalling” (BOF08G01)
(mandate SBG/2008/007-HO)

The Centre for Environmental Sciences is a multidisciplinary research centre that opts for a deliberate combination and symbiosis of high-level basic and applied environmental research. Participating researchers come from different disciplines: biology, chemistry, physiology, economics and law. The mission of the Centre for Environmental Sciences includes research, education and public service.

Job description
In the framework of the BOF-project mentioned above, the successful applicants will conduct research on the relationship between oxidative stress and its effects. The aim is to elucidate the physiological and molecular processes which will lead to cell recovery or irreversible damage and cell death, depending on the Cd concentration during exposure. These processes will be studied using three different types of test organisms: plants (A. thaliana), invertebrates (turbellarians) and vertebrates (mice). Each of the candidates will conduct research on one of these test organisms.

Profile and diploma
Applicants have a licentiate/master degree in biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences or applied biological sciences or equivalent. Experience in molecular biology techniques is an asset.

Further information
* Content job responsibilities:
* Prof. dr. Tom Artois, +32-11-26 83 09,
* Prof. dr. Ann Cuypers, +32-11-26 83 26,
* Prof. dr. Emmy Van Kerkhove, +32-11-26 85 33,
* Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Jef Vanvoorden, 011-26 80 80,
Applicants must use the official application forms
* which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 11 - 26 80 03
* or which can be downloaded here pdf-file / Word format.
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than Friday, November 7th 2008.
Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: