Postdoctoral researcher in Molecular Biology (M/F)

Country: Luxembourg;

City: Luxembourg

Vacancy added: 29.05.2019

Employer: The University of Luxembourg

Resumes due: 30.06.2019


The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg is looking within its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication and within the Life Sciences Research Unit for a:

Postdoctoral researcher in Molecular Biology (M/F)

  • Ref: F1-50011682
  • 2 year fixed-term contract, renewable up to 5 years in total
  • Full time (40 hours/week)
  • Foreseen starting date: 01/09/2019
  • Employee status

Your Role

The MDM group aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying chronic inflammation and cancer. We especially focus on colorectal cancer. As the microbiome has recently gained a major interest in the CRC field, we are particularly interested in understanding the role of the microbiome in CRC. Microbiome-derived metabolites have been suggested to participate in tumor progression and metastasis dissemination. Recently, metabolites have been shown to induce epigenetic changes, which lead to epithelial to mesenchymal transition, ultimately inducing metastasis. The PostDoc will be driving projects on microbiome and tumor metabolism. A strong background in cancer metabolism and microbiome are highly encouraged.

Research area/domain


  • will independently drive his/her project.
  • will conduct the research experiments and interpret them
  • will regularly report and discuss the results
  • will help supervising PhD students working in the microbiome field within the MDM group
  • will try solving problems encountered during the project
  • will have the opportunity to be involved in various projects running in the group

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Serge Haan / E-mail:

Dr. Elisabeth Letellier / E-mail:

Your Profile

  • PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Experience in molecular biology, microbiome and tumor metabolism
  • Language skills (Excellent command of English)
  • Strong background in cancer metabolism, specific interest in microbiome-host interaction
  • Autonomous and highly motivated

We offer

  • Very international environment
  • Opportunity to work within a team of 13 people including Master and PhD students, PostDoc and research scientists.

Further Information

Candidates should submit the following documents:

- letter of motivation

- curriculum vitae

- copies of diplomas

- reference letter

Please apply online until 30.06.2019.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

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