Prof. Samir Kumar-Singh

Prof dr Samir Kumar-Singh is a group leader of the Molecular Pathology group of the Faculty of Medicine–Cell Biology & Histology at the University of Antwerp, which is a highly dynamic team focusing on preclinical animal models related to neurodegeneration, (neuro)inflammation and infection. He is certified medical doctor with a doctorate in Pathology and a Master degree in Laboratory Animals. He is a full-time research professor of Molecular Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine–Cell Biology & Histology at the University of Antwerp and is affiliated to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute. Dr Kumar-Singh has published a well-cited body of work on molecular pathology of cancer and neurodegeneration involving patient studies and mouse modeling. Professor Kumar-Singh serves on several review boards and international consortia. Currently, his group is engaged in studying the pathomechanism of hospital acquired pneumonia especially ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and has developed an authentic rat VAP model and several acute and chronic rat/mouse pneumonia models to study disease pathogenesis and for biomarker discovery.

Group members

Dr. Kenny Bielen

Jan Boddaert

Bart s'Jongers

Vincent Van Averbeke

Fien De Winter

Position open

Doctoral student humanized mouse model of pneumonia

The Molecular Pathology group of the Faculty of Medicine–Cell Biology & Histology at the University of Antwerp is a highly dynamic team focusing on preclinical animal models related to neurodegeneration, (neuro)inflammation and infection. In collaboration with Medical Microbiology Laboratory of Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, the team is investigating the molecular pathology of acute lung injury and of lung infections such as pneumonia. The group has established several rat and mouse models of pneumonia including ventilator-associated pneumonia and is currently seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy:

Doctoral student in the area of humanized mouse model of pneumonia

Job description

You would contribute in the pathological and molecular characterization of CD34/BLT humanized pneumonia models, using immunohistopathology and common molecular biological techniques including, but not limited to, cell culture techniques, (RT)PCR, protein chemistry including WB, Elisa, and Luminex.

You will participate in the execution of these experiments, the analysis, presentation of the research results, and preparation of manuscripts.

Profile and requirements

You hold a master degree in Biomedical sciences, Medicine, Biochemistry/ Biotechnology or a similar educational background.

You have experience working with rodents or have a certificate for animal experimentation such as FELASA-B.

You can work independently and efficiently, are creative, respect deadlines and are a teamplayer.

You are fluent in written and spoken English and have excellent communication skills.

We offer

A full-time position starting initially for 1 year but will be prolonged to 4 years in case of a positive evaluation. The candidate will also be encouraged to apply for external funding such as FWO and IWT.

A multi-disciplinary and international work environment with a state-of-the-art research infrastructure.

A monthly grant ranging from € 2167 to € 2486 with public transport or bicycle allowance.

How to apply?

Please send your application by email to samir.kumarsingh@uantwerpen.be (include a detailed curriculum vitae and two letters of references with their names and addresses)

For questions about the profile and job description, please contact prof. dr. Samir Kumar-Singh (+32 3 265 3329)