Staff scientist on T-cell immunology

The Ogunjimi lab (part of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at the University of Antwerp) is looking for a strong postdoctoral scientist that will take on the role of staff scientist in his team.The Ogunjimi lab has a multidisciplinary approach on several topics within human immunology (mainly T-cell immunology) including virology and immunosequencing (all within a translational context). 

Your mission will include

The main task (approximately 50%) of the postdoctoral researcher will be the management of wet lab activities related to a recently acquired ERC StG on T-cell epidemiology. This will include the management of acquisition of patient samples (including PBMC, together with a study nurse), interactions with and management of biobank, the development of novel panels for flow cytometry after testing on CyTOF and the performance/management of antigen stimulation experiments in longitudinal assays. There will also be a close interaction with a post-doc in computational immunology.

However, as a staff scientist, the postdoctoral researcher will also be involved in several other projects in the lab. You will be asked to manage, supervise and perform experiments related to our activities in rheumatology, immunosequencing and other translational research lines. You will also be asked to conceptualize and co-write research projects.


Your profile

  • PhD in immunology, preferably human immunology with at least 1 main author position on T-cell related papers
  • Capable of independent T-cell experimentation, thereby having sufficient experience with
    • Flow cytometry (and sorting), magnetic beads, antigen-stimulation
  • Experience with CyTOF is a plus, knowledge of antibody titration (ELISA) is a plus
  • Excellent organisational, writing and communication skills
  • Flexible and team player
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) is a must
  • Good knowledge of Dutch (or willing to learn) is a plus

We offer

  • An exciting staff scientist position in a multidisciplinary setting within an ambitious ERC project.
  • A postdoctoral position (depending on your degree) for a period of one year, with possibilities for extensions.
  • A salary commensurate with your experience and qualifications.
job type
organisation University of Antwerp
department Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
location Antwerpen

How to apply

Candidates are invited to send a motivation letter, a detailed CV and contact info of at least two references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to Prof. Benson Ogunjimi ( Don’t hesitate to contact us in advance for more information.

Starting date 
As soon as possible.

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