Postdoctoral and PhD Positions, VIB-UGent Center, Belgium

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Ghent University, Belgium
Postdoctoral and PhD Positions: The VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology and UCLouvain are offering two 4-year positions: a postdoctoral researcher position and a PhD student position. These positions will investigate the interplay between Secretory Carrier Membrane Proteins (SCAMPs) and plasma membrane aquaporins in Arabidopsis.

Postdoctoral and PhD Positions to Investigate SCAMP-Aquaporin Interplay in Arabidopsis

Summary Table

Postdoctoral ResearcherGhentVIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems BiologyDaniël Van Damme Lab4 years
PhD StudentLouvain-la-NeuveUCLouvain, LIBSTFrançois Chaumont Lab4 years

Study Area

The research focuses on plant biology, specifically the interplay between Secretory Carrier Membrane Proteins (SCAMPs) and plasma membrane aquaporins in Arabidopsis.

Scholarship Description

  • Institute: VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology and UCLouvain
  • Location: Ghent and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Research Focus: Investigating the role of SCAMPs in the trafficking and activity of plasma membrane aquaporins
  • Duration: Initial 1-year contract, extendable up to 4 years
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Positions Available: 1 Postdoctoral Researcher, 1 PhD Student


PhD Student:

  • Master’s degree in biology/bio-engineering or equivalent
  • Strong interest in plant biology
  • Experience in plant molecular and cellular biology or physiology

Postdoctoral Researcher:

  • Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology, Bio-engineering, or equivalent
  • Proven expertise in live cell imaging, cloning, protein biochemistry
  • Guidance experience of master and/or PhD students
  • Desired expertise in interactomics, stomatal dynamics, Alphafold modelling


  • Dynamic individuals with a strong drive for science
  • Initiative, responsibility, critical thinking abilities
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to independently plan and execute research

Required Documents

  • A 1-page summary of your research experiences and future goals
  • A one-page letter of intent describing your motivation for this position
  • Detailed CV including a publication list
  • Contact information of 2-3 references

How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply through the VIB online application tool. Please specify whether you are applying for the PhD or postdoc position.

For more information, visit the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology website ( or contact Daniel Van Damme ( and François Chaumont (

Last Date

The first review of applications will start immediately upon receipt. The positions remain open until suitable candidates are found.



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