PhD Positions in ADA2 Deficiency

Catholic University of Leuven


Our research group works on the genetic identification and molecular investigation of novel and known inborn errors of immunity. We collaborate closely with other research groups in KU Leuven and have an active international collaborative network (e.g. Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases Laboratory in Paris and New York, The Garvan Institute in Sydney, the NIH, …).


Our research group works on the genetic identification and molecular investigation of novel and known inborn errors of immunity. 
The current recruitment is part of our ERC and FWO funded research on the unraveling of ADA2 deficiency and related inborn errors of immunity. 
We use next generation sequencing and other advanced techniques, including CRISPR-CAS, proteomics among others to comprehensively unravel a defect. 
The research is truly translational, inspired by patients with the aim to better understand  and treat their condition.


  • You are a motivated and dedicated MSc, MD or Ir, passionate about human immunology.
  • You have a background in biochemistry or experience in basic biochemistry techniques and/or experience with sc-RNA seq, NGS analysis, basic molecular immunology techniques.
  • You are hands-on and eager to develop new techniques in the lab.
  • You like a challenge. 
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You master English as a written and spoken language.
  • You are well organized and highly detail oriented.
  • You are able to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • You are not shy to ask for help.


We offer :
  • A growing laboratory within the most innovative European university, with access to the most novel techniques on campus. 
  • A PhD program at KU Leuven, one of the oldest European universities.
  • A supportive working environment in a pleasant city.
  • Access to several in-house and external courses.
  • An international atmosphere.
  • Dedicated promotership.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Isabelle Meyts, mail: or Mrs. Leen Moens, tel.: +3216347925, mail: with PhD APPLICATION in the subject heading..

You can apply for this job no later than March 01, 2021 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: March 1, 2021
  • Tags: Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen

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