PhD Student position : Alcohol dependence and alcoholic liver disease
13 days ago | Closing on Feb 09
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University of Louvain
PhD Student position : Alcohol dependence and alcoholic liver disease
University of Louvain
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) is internationally recognized for research and teaching quality in many different fields of expertise.
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Published: 13 days ago
Application deadline: Feb 09
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
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PhD Student position : Alcohol dependence and alcoholic liver disease

The laboratory of Hepato-Gastroenterology is seeking a PhD student to work on the pathophysiology of alcoholic liver disease in alcohol dependent patients. The principal objective of the PhD is to investigate the role of the gut and the intestinal microbiome in the development of alcoholic liver disease in humans (gut-liver axis). The project is translational in nature in continuity with our previous work on the topic and takes a primarily a bedside to bench approach. This implies working with patients hospitalized in a dedicated alcohol withdrawal unit as well as in vitro and animal studies in the laboratory to support and clarify findings in the patient population.

Benefits

  • A stimulating, internationally recognized research environment
  • High quality international collaborations
  • A location close to an international city center with multiple social and cultural activities
  • A 4 years PdD fellowship with a salary in accordance to standard Belgian regulations
  • Availability: immediate

Skills/Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in biological, pharmaceutical, medical, bioengineering sciences or a related discipline
  • Good knowledge of the English language (knowledge of French constitutes an additional advantage)
  • Flexibility and a good capacity to integrate/work in a multidisciplinary research team

Additional comments

Send your application in French or English to peter.starkel@uclouvain.be, together with a Curriculum vitae, dDetailed academic results (with a publication list if applicable), a cover letter explaining the research motivation and the names and details of two potential references.

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