The Plant Genome Editing group focuses on developing and implementing genome editing tools in plants. We use a variety of systems, from standard knockout to base editing, prime editing, and combinatorial CRISPR screens.
Research at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology (CfM) aims to increase our basic understanding of microbes and higher organisms, and translate this knowledge into environmental, industrial, and medical applications and new innovative biotech companies.
The Laboratory for Genome Editing and System Genetics develops highly multiplexed CRISPR/Cas-based technologies for precision genome engineering in microbes. We apply these technologies in the model eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae to study complex eukaryotic genetics.
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to develop improved genome editing tools for plants using a variety of high-throughput screening approaches (directed evolution) in collaboration with an industrial partner.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in (Plant) Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent, a publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and proficiency in English for oral and written communications. Experience with genome editing, bioinformatics, and high-throughput approaches is desirable, but not required.
Belgium Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology and Genetics Not for Profit Postdoc VIB