Within the research group of Dr. Julie Bakker at the GIGA Neurosciences, University of Liège, a position is available for a


Post-doctoral fellow (m/f)

Full-time (38 hours/week)


Description of the project

The overall aim of the project is to unravel the role of pubertal gonadal hormones in brain sexual differentiation using Kallmann Syndrome as model. The position will involve the measurement of brain activity and structure in male and female patients with Kallmann syndrome as well as control men and women using structural and functional MRI. The candidate will join a young and dynamic research group.



We are looking for an excellent, motivated post-doctoral fellow with a strong background in neuroimaging research. The candidate is expected to have an interest in behavioral neuroscience and neuroendocrinology, and preferably has a background in this type of research. Proficiency in all stages of MRI research, including the study design, acquisition, processing and analysis of imaging data is absolutely required. Previous experience in multimodal imaging is considered a plus. Good writing skills, publications in high impact journals and a proven track record of successful grant/fellowship writing are expected.



The position is temporary for a period of 1 year with renewal possible. 


Starting date

October 2016



The GIGA is a major centre for research and development in biotechnology and is one of a very few centers in Europe that have excelled at integrating academic research, collaborations with companies, technology transfer and training facilities. The GIGA Neurosciences unit aims at carrying out top-level research on development, normal functions, and disorders of the nervous system. The MRI acquisitions will take place at the Cyclotron Research Center (CRC), which has now become a new research unit within the GIGA (GIGA-CRC in vivo imaging).



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The application deadline will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.