Scientist for Single Cell Expertise Center, Belgium

VIB-KU Leuven is looking for  a dynamic and highly motivated Scientist for its new Single Cell Core Facility.

The candidate will be involved in:

  • Running and coordinating single-cell sequencing experiments
  • Setting up, optimizing, and maintaining multiple single-cell technologies, with a strong focus on single-cell RNA and other DNA-based technologies
  • Setting up new methods to also gather the spatial information of the single-cells profiled by these technologies
  • Communicating with PhD students and postdocs from multiple research groups, working mostly on cancer-related single-cell studies. The experiments will start with sample dissociation (e.g., FACS sorting), followed by single-cell assays, up to the next-generation sequencing of the single-cell libraries.


  • You have obtained a Masters degree in biomedical sciences, bioengineering, industrial engineering, or equivalent by experience
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing and single-cell sequencing is not required, but considered a plus
  • You have good communication skills and can work easily together with other (international) team members
  • You have a passion and motivation to work on innovative and ambitious projects in an open, dynamic and skilled research team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

The offer:

  • A fascinating work environment in which quality, professionalism and social contact are encouraged
  • The possibility to be at the start of a scientifically cutting-edge and society relevant project
  • The opportunity to contribute to the biological validation of your own research findings.
  • Starting date: as soon as possible.

For more information: please contact Diether Lambrechts. Top-ranked candidates will be invited for an interview at the VIB in Leuven.

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