2-year post-doctoral fellowship

01/11/21   Belgium   EUTOPIA H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2019  

Job description

A position is available at the Hematology and Immunology department at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (head: Prof. Vanderkerken). The main topic of the researh group is research into the development of drug resistance in Multiple Myeloma, with a focus on interactions within the Bone Marrow environment.

The Eutopia program aims to promote the research potential and career perspective of outstanding, innovative young researchers. Fellows are offered the freedom to pursue their research project whilst benefiting from expert academic supervision, state-of-the art research infrastructure and being part of an interdisciplinary research community. The program will organize joint initiatives such as yearly symposia,a strong network, etc. International mobility, both among EUTOPIA members [Université Paris Seine (France), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, \r\nBelgium), Goeteborgs Universitet (Gothenburg, Sweden), Univerza v Ljubljani (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and the University of Warwick (Warwick, UK)]  and towards international academic institutions will be encouraged.


Recognised Researchers (stage 2 in the EURAXESS definition), PhD holder or equivalent, of any nationality, complying with the MSCA-COFUND mobility rule. No seniority condition applies; however, candidates cannot hold a permanent research position.

EUTOPIA-SIF fellows must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the selected primary host university for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the date of appointment.

How to apply

The applicant will have to choose a research group within the hosting institution and submit a 2-page personal statement and a 4-page research proposal. This proposal includes research aims and methodology; relevance and added-value of proposed research compared to the state of the art; interdisciplinary contribution of research; integration in the EUTOPIA Alliance research environment including international and intersectoral mobility and secondment plan; output plan including publication and dissemination activities. Secondments to a EUTOPIA partner need to be between 2 to 6 months.

Please contact Prof. Menu (Eline.Menu@vub.be) for more information on the research topic.

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