About the Lab
headed by Thomas Voets, is a vibrant and international research team, embedded in the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain and Disease Research (VIB-
CBD) and the KU Leuven Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
Research within LICR is focused on transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels, and we use a large variety of molecular, cellular and in vivo approaches to study their functional properties, cellular regulation and (patho)physiological roles.
Moreover, through intense collaborations with clinical and industrial partners, we aim at translating this knowledge into new TRP channel-
based therapies for important medical conditions including chronic pain, diabetes, cardiac disease and bladder dysfunction.
We are currently looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team investigating the role of TRP and related ion channels in somatosensation and pain.
The overall objective is to elucidate cellular and subcellular processes that determine the localization and function of sensory channels in the skin and other target organs, to define how these processes are affected in pathological pain states, and to use this knowledge to design novel treatment strategies for chronic pain.
Within this research context, the successful candidate will have a large degree of freedom to develop her / his research question and project.
Desirable but not required :
clamp electrophysiology, pain models, bioinformatics
An internationally renowned research team (LICR), within a top quality neuroscience center (VIB-CBD), located in Europe’s most innovative university (KU Leuven)
Direct access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and core facilities at VIB-CBD and KU Leuven
Excellent personal development opportunities in both scientific and academic career skills
Financial support is available for 3 years but the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain an independent fellowship (Marie-
Curie, EMBO, or National funding organizations) during this time.
How to apply?
Please complete the online application, including the following items :
For more information please contact .
For extra information :
Have a look at some of our recent publications :
Nature 2018, 555 : 662-666.
activated channel TRPM8. Elife 2016, 5.
activated channel TRPM8. Nature Communications 2016, 7 : 10489.
induced urinary urgency. European Urology 2015, 68 : 655-661.