Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Systems Biology at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Valid from 13 / 12 / 2021 to 14 / 02 / 2022)
Language : English (UK)
Job Number : UOL04494
Contract Fixed Term Contract
Type : Duration 12 Month
Work Hours Hours per Week
Expected 01 / 12 / 2021
Start Date :
The University About us...
The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was
founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary
centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial
Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. 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.
The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) was created within the Health Technologies Initiative from the Government of Luxembourg as one of
the research priorities of the University of Luxembourg. The LCSB is an Interdisciplinary Centre of the University, independent of the faculties and it
combines experimental and computational approaches to analyze complex biological systems and disease processes from a systems biology perspective. The
Computational Biology Group (CBG) provides the LCSB with a solid infrastructure in developing theoretical framework for computational modeling on
biomedical problems, especially in the area of network biology. The CBG group includes researchers with theoretical, computational and wet lab
backgrounds, thereby providing an unusual interdisciplinary environment.
The Computational Biology Group seeks a highly skilled and motivated Postdoctoral fellow to work on an exciting project that aims at developing a
computational framework to design cellular conversion strategies for Regenerative Medicine purposes. This framework will be applied to obtain in vitro
limbal stem cells, which will be later used for clinical transplantation to treat patients who have lost their vision. In particular, the selected
candidate shall develop a computational methodology based on information and graph theories, using single-cell transcriptomics data, to model cell
populations dynamics and design strategies for cellular conversion. In addition, he / she will participate in the project management and planning,
including the supervision of one student. This is a collaborative project with Professor Michele de Luca’s group at the Center for Regenerative
Medicine Stefano Ferrari , University of Modena, where the experimental validation of the computational predictions will be conducted.
What we expect from you
Requirements of the ideal candidate :
recognized partner (Center for Regenerative Medicine Stefano Ferrari , University of Modena)