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A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics headed by Prof. François Fuks (ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles/Free University of Brussels, Belgium).

You will be expected to conduct cancer research in epigenetics and epigenomics. Specifically, you will investigate the mechanisms and functions of a novel epigenetic modification. The following recent publication has direct relevance to this project: Delatte B, et al., Science. 2016; 351:282-5. Genetic, biochemical and cell biological as well as genome-wide approaches (e.g. RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Infinium Methylation) will be applied. The lab is running a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Illumina platform: EPICS (http://epics.ulb.be/) and is part of the new ULB-Cancer Research Center (U-CRC) directed by Prof. Fuks, encompassing fundamental, translational and clinical research and providing an excellent scientific environment to conduct high profile research.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with extensive experience in molecular and cell biology. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or related disciplines (or have recently submitted their thesis with their defence scheduled) and have published (or about to publish) in a peer reviewed journal. Experience in epigenetics/epigenomics would be an asset.

The position is funded for 3 years. Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until an outstanding candidate is selected. Flexible starting date.

Informal enquiries, a CV, a motivation letter and names of two referees should be send to: Valentina Albarani (valentina.albarani@ulb.ac.be)

Lab website: http://www.ulb.ac.be/medecine/fukslab
Lab NGS platform: http://epics.ulb.be/

Selected publications:
– Delatte et al. Science 2016
– Delatte et al. Science Rep. 2015
– Boumahdi et al. Nature 2014
– Deplus et al. Cell Rep. 2014
– Delatte et al. EMBO J. 2014
– Deplus et al. EMBO J. 2013
– Volkmar et al. EMBO J. 2012
– Dedeurwaerder et al. EMBO Mol Med. 2011
– Fuks F. Nature. 2010
– Epsztejn-Litman Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2008
– Villa et al. Cancer Cell. 2007
– Brenner & Fuks Dev Cell. 2007
– Viré et al. Nature 2006
– Brenner et al. EMBO J. 2005