Postdoctoral researcher in Biomedicine

Country: Luxembourg;

City: Luxembourg

Vacancy added: 18.01.2019

Employer:

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

 

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)

Postdoctoral Research position in Systems Biomedicine (m/f)

  • Fixed-term contract 2 years, full-time (40h/week)
  • Employee status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref.: 50013840
  • Position funded through the Luxembourg-RIKEN Postdoc Fellowship in Single-cell transcriptomic analysis

Project:

The international “Regulatory T cell responses at the crossroads of immune homeostasis and inflammation in the context of barrier diseases” (TregBar) project is an international research project funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund`s (FNR) bilateral AFR funding instrument. The program will initiate long-term collaborations between the biomedical initiatives of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg with the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in Yokohama, Japan.
To address the open questions on the balance of the immune system, the project will investigate functional gene regulatory and signaling networks of regulatory Tregs in the context of several barrier diseases by using various murine and human disease models. For this purpose, the collaborative project will combine expertises in basic immunology especially on Tregs, microbiome, single cell analysis, clinical immunology, deep immune phenotyping and computational network analysis.

Your Role

The successful candidate will work in strong collaboration with different groups and perform single cell transcriptomics analysis using our established DropSeq pipeline and Fluidigm platform to investigate underlying molecular mechanisms of the immune system.


While being expected to closely interact with other TregBar partners, the candidate will be mainly hosted by the group of Dr. Alexander Skupin (alexander.skupin@uni.lu) within the LCSB.

Your Profile

  • PhD degree in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, medicine or in related science
  • Experience in molecular biology including transcription analysis and/or immunology 
  • Experience in single cell techniques and microfluidics based approaches would be beneficial but not mendatory
  • Background in computational biology and/or R scripting is an additional plus
  • Delight in travelling
  • Critical thinking and collaborative skills
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills are mandatory as English is the working language.

Further Information

Applications (in English) including a cover letter expressing your interest and the benefit of your contribution to the research field, a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees with contact details need to be submitted via the online recruitment sytem of the University.

Positions are available immediately and the reviewing of applications will start right away.

 
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