PhD Student

Last application date
Dec 31, 2022 00:00
GE32 - Department of Diagnostic Sciences
Limited duration
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (medicine, bioingeneer, biomedical sciences, biotechnology)
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

The BVDK Lab is developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells towards solid malignancies. CAR-T cell therapy is proven to be very effective therapy for hematological malignancies. Several aspects are studied in our lab: optimal target, optimal CAR design, optimal T effector cells. We are looking for an enthusiastic master/PhD for a collaborative research project with an industrial partner


  • Generation of CAR-T cells involving cell isolation, cell transduction, cell culture, production of lentiviral particles, electroporation
  • In vivo experiments in mice involving injection of human tumor cells and human CAR-T cells in immune deficient mice
  • Data analysis and data reporting
  • Flow cytometry, molecular techniques (plasmid production)
  • You will join a research team focused on immunotherapy of lung cancer patients
  • You will be encouraged to obtain a PhD degree on a CAR-T project.
  • We offer you a contract of 2 yrs. Possibility to start PhD research project.

Job profile

  • You hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (medicine, bioingeneer, biomedical sciences, biotechnology)
  • Phelasa C
  • Passion for improving therapies for cancer
  • Creative, enthusiastic, and hard working
  • Familiar with some/most of the techniques described above

How to apply

Send your application to Prof. Bart Vandekerckhove ( ) and Prof. Bjorn Menten ( ).

Your application must consist of:

  • your CV and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
  • your application letter in pdf format
  • a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • a reference letter, an overview of your study results, …

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.

More information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Bart Vandekerckhove ( ) or Prof. Bjorn Menten ( ).