In the framework of a multidisciplinary project aiming at improving the nutrition of obese people through the use of vegetables rich in nutrients for the large intestine, the Animal Science Unit (Prof. Jérôme Bindelle and Prof. Nadia Everaert) and the Centre for Industrial Biology (Prof. Aurore Richel) of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, faculty of the University of Liège (Belgium), are recruiting a post-doc candidate for a 23 months contract (evaluation after 6 months) starting ASAP.
The candidate will have to develop or improve novel in vitro methods to assess vegetable food ingredients and their potential to modulate intestinal digestive process, fermentation and microbial communities. The developed methods will also be applied to study fermentation mechanisms in obese people in collaboration with specialists in obesity and food habits. He/she will also contribute to the supervision of PhD candidates and lab technicians.
- the candidate must hold a PhD in one of the following areas: medical sciences, veterinary sciences, biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences, applied biological sciences with strong background in nutrition;
- the candidate must have a good knowledge in:
o food and feed analysis ;
o in vivo and in vitro digestibility models;
o molecular biology methods with possible insight in functional genomics;
- the candidate must comply with the Belgian regulations on the use of laboratory animals or be ready to do so by following the appropriate training during the first year of the research ;
- the candidate should display excellent writing skills in English. Knowledge of French is an asset ;
- the candidate must hold a driver’s license.
The hired candidate will be based in Gembloux, but will have to collaborate with other labs located mainly in Brussels and Liège.
Please send your questions or cover letter and resume to Jérôme Bindelle by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can apply until May 15 2014 unless the position is filled earlier.