The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .
It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.
The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.
The LCSB is currently involved in several projects in the areas of microbiome research and One Health and is looking for a candidate to support further developments towards a large, integrated research endeavour in this field :
In a changing and interconnected world, the functions of microbiomes have to be better understood in view of sustaining the health of the human population.
Three important healthcare challenges of our time are linked to microbiomes in different ecosystems, notably the emergence of new pathogens, the spread of antimicrobial resistance genes and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases.
The planned large-scale initiative that is currently in the early stages of development builds upon a number of already running initiatives, notably the Expobiome ERC Consolidator project exploring the role of microbial communities in chronic diseases as well as our Doctoral Training Unit ) funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).
Our One Health initiative, with the vision to comprehensively characterise the PathOme in Luxembourg and to mechanistically understand the impact of the PathOme ( Infectome ) on infectious and chronic disease processes, aims to bridge between research and clinical applications.
Systems ecology approaches will be used to better understand the roles and effects of pathogenic insults an individual encounters during a lifetime.
We will shed light on how organisms respond to changing environments, what triggers the emergence of pandemics from zoonotic diseases and how human health challenges are linked to environmental factors.
One Health is an inherently collaborative effort involving national stakeholders, as well as international partners.
At the LCSB we are passionate about what we do. Because of our continued expansion, we seek qualified candidates who share our vision, values, and commitment for future medicine.
The successful candidate will be proactive, reliable, diplomatic, and a team player. The ability to work in a fast-paced international academic environment with strong attention to detail is essential.
To support projects in the area of One Health , we are recruiting a :
Postdoctoral researcher (with focus on Scientific Project Management)
As a self-starter, working with minimum supervision, you will take ownership of your tasks and strive to provide a high level of service.