Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biophysics

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
07 Mar 2023
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01 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The NanoBioPhysics lab, a leading academic biophysics laboratory, at the Universit catholique de Louvain (Belgium) is seeking a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join its team. The successful candidate will lead a research project aimed at understanding virus-host interactions using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). This is a full-time, two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, conduct, and manage cutting-edge experiments to study virus-host interactions using AFM
  • Collaborate with other members of the laboratory and interdisciplinary research teams to advance the field
  • Publish findings in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and present at international conferences
  • Mentor and supervise graduate students and/or research technicians
  • Contribute to the development of new AFM-based methodologies


  • A PhD in Biophysics, Physics, Biochemistry, or a related field
  • Strong expertise in AFM and its applications to biological systems
  • Experience in virus-host interaction studies is highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • A proven track record of scientific productivity, as evidenced by publications in high-impact journals
  • Strong computational skills and familiarity with data analysis software (e.g., MATLAB, ImageJ, etc.)

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Prof. David Alsteens ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

UCLouvain is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

About the Laboratory: 

The nBIO lab at UCLouvain is a dynamic and collaborative environment dedicated to advancing our understanding of biophysical processes at the molecular level. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art AFM systems, confocal microscopy, FACS, and a range of complementary techniques, including optical and electron microscopy, biochemistry, and molecular biology. The laboratory is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for all members and promoting a culture of scientific excellence

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