Bioengineer for the Single-Cell and Microfluidics Core Facility


​The VIB Center for Brain and Disease Research at the KU Leuven is seeking a highly motivated bioengineer or biotechnologist to run and coordinate all our single-cell sequencing experiments in the Department. You will setup, optimize, and maintain multiple single-cell technologies, with a strong focus on single-cell RNA-seq. This includes droplet microfluidics and robotic fluid handling technologies.

You will communicate with PhD students and postdocs from multiple research groups, working mostly on brain-related single-cell studies. Your 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.


  • ​PhD in Bio-engineering, Life Sciences, Engineering, Biomedical Science, or equivalent by experience. 
  • Experience with one of these techniques is required, more is a plus: next-generation sequencing, single-cell sequencing, imaging, fluid handling robotics, microfluidics.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

We offer 

  • A stimulating international research environment
  • A renewable contract
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Relocation support possible for international applicants

How to apply?

  • Motivated candidates are asked to apply online before 31 January 2017. Please use the VIB HR Application tool.
  • Additional requirements: please submit a full CV and motivation letter.The coordinates of at least 2 references should be mentioned.


Creation date:

6 December 2016




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