Doctoral researcher (PhD student) focusing on the development of biomolecular extraction techniques for meta-omics high-throughput experiments
Université du Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

You will develop novel approaches for the extraction of biomolecules from marine sedimentary samples. You will build on existing, world-wide distinctive approaches for the concomitant biomolecular extraction from single, unique samples developed in the Systems Ecology group at the University of Luxembourg.

In close collaboration with the consortium members, you will define how samples collected from the field will be processed for downstream high-throughput omics measurements and generate extracts for use within the PROSPECTOMICS project.

Your Profile

You should be an early-stage researcher without a PhD and in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career, measured from the date when you obtained the degree, which would formally entitle you to embark on a doctorate.

You should have graduated in the field of biology, chemistry, or related fields M.Sc. required. You should be familiar with the extraction of at least one of the project’s central biomolecule types, i.

e., DNA, RNA, and / or proteins. Moreover, you should have a well-structured and autonomous working style, as well as good organizational and communication skills.

Fluency in written and spoken English is a must, German and / or French is a plus.


Fully funded PhD position as part of an H2020 FET grant. The opportunity to work as part of an international, interdisciplinary team.

The University of Luxembourg offers competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

The PhD student will work in the Systems Ecology group at the LCSB and will be supervised by the head of the group, Prof. Dr. Paul Wilmes.

In Short

  • Contract Type : 36 months initial contract (extendable if required)
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee ans student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03783
  • Further Information

    Applications (in English) should contain the following documents :

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number and describing your fit to this position
  • Name and addresses of two referees
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.

    Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • Multilingual and international character . Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries.
  • Member of the University of the Greater Region (UniGR).

  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. WiFi on campus. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market.
  • A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.

  • A partner for society and industry . Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs
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  • Further information

    For further information, please contact :

    Prof. Dr Paul Wilmes

    E-mail : paul.wilmes

    Telephone : +352 46 66 44 6188

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