PhD Position in Molecular Biology
Catholic University of Leuven

PhD student work within the Mechanistic Molecular Biology group headed by prof Shehab Ismail within the Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology unit at the Chemistry department


Members of the Ras superfamily of small Gproteins are involved in regulating almost all cellular processes. With twentymembers, Arl proteins comprise the largest group of the Arf family of small Gproteins. Arl proteins have been implicated in disease and their depletioncauses dramatic changes in cell physiology, but their function and regulationremains largely obscure.The PhD student will be partof a team that use biochemistry, structural biology and cellbiology approaches to illuminatethe function of thiscrucial but still understudied protein family.  

Relevant examples of previous work


We are seeking highly motivated candidates that hold a master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related subjects. Experience with  biochemistry assays, structural biology or cell biology approaches is a plus.


  • We offer a PhD fellowship in Biochemistry.
  • The fellowship is for 1 year but can be extended after a positive evaluation. 
  •  Work in a multidisciplinary environment and take part in a national and international collaboration
  • Possibilities for further doctoral training for PhD candidates is provided in the framework of the KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School (https:// and by the Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences (
  • A stay in a vibrant environment in the hearth of Europe. The university is one of Europe’s oldest academic institutions and is situated in a medium-sized vibrant student town with a large international community.


Meer informatie is te verkrijgen bij prof. dr. Shehab Ismail, tel.: +32 16 19 48 51, mail:

Solliciteren voor deze vacature kan tot en met 26/07/2021 via onze
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: July 26, 2021
  • Tags: Cellulaire en Moleculaire Geneeskunde

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