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Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Chemical Biology

Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Chemical Biology

VIB, Ghent, Belgium


About the lab

The VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (PSB) is a world-leading plant science institute located at the heart of a renowned Plant Biotech campus in Ghent, Belgium. Its mission is to integrate genetics, genomics, and bio-computing to unravel plant biological processes and to further translate this knowledge into value for society. Please visit us at for more information.

Professor Jenny Russinova’s laboratory at PSB focuses on research on brassinosteroid signaling pathways and uses chemical genetics to identify small bioactive molecules that affect brassinosteroid responses through direct targeting of brassinosteroid signaling components or of general endomembrane trafficking regulators.

Job description

The laboratory ( is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher, who will be involved in a project that aims at the development and the implementation of methods for target identification of label-free small molecules by using mass spectrometry-based proteomics in plant cells. These methods will be applied to understand the mode of action of novel growth-promoting compounds, previously identified through chemical genetics screens. 

This is a collaborative project with the research groups of Dr. Kris Gevaert ( (VIB-UGent) and Dr. Francis Impens ( (VIB Proteomics Core). The position is available from mid-2018, with the start date to be negotiated with the suitable candidate.



  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bio-engineering, or equivalent
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals and/or expertise in the areas of plant chemical biology, plant biochemistry, and proteomics
  • To be initiative taking, to function well in a team, and to show a critical mindset, determination, and perseverance
  • Proficient in the English language for both oral and written communications
  • Experience in guidance of Master and PhD students


More information to be found here

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