4-year predoctoral position



Laarbeeklaan 103 Brussels Belgium

Function type

Predoctoral researcher


The Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is looking for 2 motivated doctoral researchers to support a recently granted European project in the Horizon2020 program.


Job description

o You will be involved in an innovative research project focused on the animal-free testing of liver toxicity induced by chemicals.

o You will perform cell cultivation experiments and molecular biology analyses.

o Your scientific work should result in several manuscripts published in international peer-reviewed journals and a PhD thesis in pharmaceutical sciences.

o You will assist in the organization of practical courses for students in bachelor and master in pharmaceutical sciences.



o You have a master degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, (bio)medical sciences, bioengineering sciences or equivalent.

o You are a dynamic and flexible person.

o You are able to work independently, yet as a team member, and accurately.

o You have excellent presentation and communication skills both written and oral.

o You have a good knowledge of the English language both written and oral.



o A young, dynamic and stimulating work environment.

o A yearly renewable contract as a full-time doctoral researcher at the VUB for 4 years.

o Start date: 1 October 2021.



Prof. Mathieu Vinken, Ph.D., Pharm.D., E.R.T.

Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy-VUB

Laarbeeklaan 103-1090 Brussels-Belgium


Tel: +32 (0)2 477 45 87

E-mail: mathieu.vinken@vub.be



Please send your application file by e-mail before 30 April 2021 to Mathieu Vinken. The application file must contain:

- An application letter including your motivation for this position.

- Report cards including your scores during your bachelor and master education.

- Your Curriculum Vitae.

Job application