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Post-doctoral position in causes of poor development of human embryos and failed implantation

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the team of Prof Dr Karen Sermon, at the stem cell lab of the Research Group Reproduction and Genetics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Our lab is focused on early human embryology and stem cell biology, in particular the study of genome instability. We are now initiating several projects to study the causes of poor development of human embryos in vitro, as well as implantation failure. The successful candidate will study human embryos through genomics, transcriptomics and imaging, will help develop methods to make synthetic embryos from pluripotent stem cells and models for implantation using endometrial organoids.

We offer a fully-funded post-doctoral position, including consumables and travel money, in a highly collaborative and international team. Our research group has brand new lab facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and a stimulating and ambitious research environment.

The applicant should be experienced in embryo manipulation and high-resolution imaging, such as confocal or light-sheet microscopy, and in massive parallel sequencing-based genome and transcriptome analysis. We are also looking for  applicants with experience in stem cell biology and organoids. Knowledge of bio-informatics is a bonus.

To apply, please submit a letter with a summary of research interests and experience, your CV, and a list of 3 professional references to Prof. Dr. Karen Sermon ( For application to the university, please go to the VUB HR web site, where you can find the job offer through this link: APPLY HERE