Research & Development specialist in Molecular and Functional Neurobiology Group (MFN)
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg  
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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.

Your Role

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 our newly funded project NeuroFlame , which explores the interplay between neurons and microglia in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, we are hiring an R&D Specialist.

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
  • Your Profile

  • 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
  • We offer :

  • Two years 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
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Start date : as soon as possible
  • Job Reference : UOL03847
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