Postdoctoral researcher in Microbiology or Molecular and Cellular Biology (m/f)

Country: Luxembourg;

City: Luxembourg

Vacancy added: 18.07.2019

Employer: University of Luxembourg


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 Microbiology or Molecular and Cellular 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: as soon as possible
  • Employee status

Your Role


The Molecular Disease Mechanisms (MDM) group at the University of Luxembourg (UL) aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying chronic inflammation and colorectal cancer development. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of the microbiome in CRC, a field that is rapidly gaining momentum. In particular, microbiome-derived metabolites have been suggested to participate in tumor progression and metastasis dissemination by inducing epigenetic changes leading to epithelial to mesenchymal transition. We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join our team and drive projects on microbiome and tumor metabolism. A strong background in microbiology and cancer metabolism are highly encouraged. Skills in bioinformatics are a strong plus.

Research area/domain


  • will independently develop and drive his/her project
  • will conduct and interpret research experiments
  • will regularly report and discuss the results
  • will work in a team and give help and guidance to PhD candidates
  • will have the opportunity to be involved in various projects currently running in the group
  • will be able to form valuable national and international collaborations
  • will have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by contributing to teaching in his/her area of expertise

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Serge Haan / E-mail:

Dr. Elisabeth Letellier / E-mail:

Your Profile

  • PhD in Microbiology or Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Experience in molecular biology, microbiome and tumor metabolism
  • Language skills (Excellent command of English)
  • Strong background in microbiome-host interaction, specific interest in cancer metabolism and epigenetics
  • 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 10.09.2019.

Early applications are encouraged; the job advertisement will be published until filled!

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

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