Postdoctoral Position in Plant Biology, VIB-UGent, Belgium

Postdoctoral Fellow in Belgium

Postdoctoral Position in Plant Biology: The De Smet Lab at the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (PSB) in Ghent, Belgium, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate the signaling mechanisms underlying plant growth regulation in response to changing climates, particularly high temperatures. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and contribute to cutting-edge research aimed at unraveling the molecular basis of thermomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis, wheat, and soybean plants.

Postdoctoral Position in Plant Systems Biology

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Molecular Immunology and Innate Immunity

Location: VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium


  • PhD in plant molecular biology with up to 4 years of postdoc experience
  • Expertise in molecular biology, plant biotechnology, and computational biology
  • Experience in guiding master/PhD students and/or technicians
  • Proficiency in English for both oral and written communication
  • Eligibility for Marie Curie and/or EMBO postdoctoral fellowship applications

Job Description:

  • Investigate the signaling mechanisms involved in regulating plant growth under high temperature conditions using Arabidopsis, wheat, and soybean data
  • Employ a multidisciplinary approach combining biochemistry (phosphoproteomics), cell biology (confocal microscopy), computational biology (data analysis and modeling), and plant genetics (functional characterization)
  • Contribute to our understanding of how plants perceive environmental signals, such as temperature, and translate them into developmental and physiological responses
  • Collaborate with team members to design experiments, analyze data, and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their application through the VIB application tool. The application should include:

  • Detailed CV
  • One-page summary of past research activities (e.g., in PhD/PostDoc projects)
  • One-page letter of intent describing motivation for the position, alignment of research interests with those of the lab, and future goals
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees

Last Date for Apply: The call will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Contact for Further Information: Prof. Petr Broz University of Lausanne Department of Immunobiology 1066 Epalinges, Switzerland Email:

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