Research & Development specialist or Research Technician in Molecular and Functional Neurobiology Group (MFN)
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character.

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In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine.

Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its international outlook, #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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.

Your

The MFN group utilizes stem cells to model different neurodegenerative diseases. Projects in the lab are at the interface of systems biology and bio-medical research.

In particular, we aim to gain new insights in the complex processes that drive neuronal demise.

To support several research projects dealing with patient-derived neuronal, astrocyte and microglia models of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, we are hiring an R&D Specialist or Research Technician.

Your tasks / mission :

  • Generation / maintenance of induced pluripotent stem cells and subsequent differentiation into neurons, microglia and astrocytes
  • Characterization of cell populations
  • Study of cellular metabolism
  • Assessment of mitochondrial function
  • Evaluation of the immune system activation
  • What we expect from you

  • BSc (and in case of R&D position MSc) in Life Sciences, Neurosciences, Molecular Biology or related field
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research and cellular models of neurodegeneration
  • Experience in cell culture (ideally expertise with induced pluripotent stem cell models)
  • Skilled in molecular biology, immunology, functional studies and imaging techniques
  • Excellent communication, team-working and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm and great commitment to research
  • Very good command of the English language
  • Fully funded position
  • Exciting international research environment
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the LCSB
  • The University of Luxembourg offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer
  • Contract Type : Fixed-term contract until December 2022
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date : As soon as possible
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL04472
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