The Cancer Translational Research Lab is part of the Pole of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique (IREC) of UCLouvain.
The head of the lab, Prof. O. Feron, has a recognized expertise in the study of the tumor microenvironment. The IREC institute consists in 15 research poles working in distinct areas of the Biomedical Sciences in close collaboration with the Cliniques universitaires St Luc in Brussels.
This institute founded in 2010 offers a stimulating environment with access to state-of-the-art equipment and associated know-how.
One of the strengths of the lab consists in the mixture of internationally trained scientists offering regular new scientific inputs to the lab and technicians who maintain techniques and know-how along the years.
Collaborations with different labs in Europe and USA also allow getting access to specific expertise and transgenic mouse models.
Our work is acknowledged by more than 240 publications in the last 15 years, including in high impact journals such as Cell Metabolism, Nature Comm, Nature Reviews Cancer, J Clinical Investigation, Circulation Research, Cancer Research and Clinical Cancer Research, invitations of the different members of the Pole as speakers in international symposia and grants from the major national and European agencies and foundations.
Position and assignments
A 2-year position (with possibility for at least 2 more years) is available for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct a research project in oncology with a focus on tumor metabolism.
Two axes will be considered : (i) the interplay bteween the tumor microenvironment, cancer cell bioenergetics and invasion, and (ii) the input of diets on tumor response to anticancer therapies.
The position is available immediately but starting date (between now and januray 2022) may be discussed.
Geographic mobility :
Preference will be given to candidates with existing experience in oncology. Good communication skills (english) and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team will also be very much appreciated.
At the end of the first two years period, the goal for the candidate is to publish one paper in a journal with IF>
10 and to be associated as co-author in at least one other publication.