Postdoctoral researcher in Neuroimmunology
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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About the University

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.

It 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

Area : Neuroimmunology of Parkinson’s disease; organoid based in vitro disease modeling

The Developmental and Cellular Biology Group (led by Prof. Jens Schwamborn) at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine utilizes human stem cells for modeling and experimental treatment of neurodegenerative disease.

Projects in the lab are at the interface of systems biology and bio-medical research. In particular, we aim on developing novel, complex in vitro models that are specific for the human brain.

Our main disease model is Parkinson’s disease.

In this particular project, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in using patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells for the generation of cellular models, including human patient specific midbrain organoids and microglia.

These models shall be used for high content imaging based autophagy analysis and drug screening.

Your Profile

For this project we are looking for a candidate who hold a PhD with a strong background in human stem cell research, additionally proven experience in either high content imaging or drug discovery is necessary.

Experience in computational image analysis and immunology / neuroimmunology is a strong plus. A successful candidate should be willing to take leadership and responsibility for this demanding project.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who share our passion for research, are interested in acquiring new skills and wish to be part of an international team.

In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 36 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Foreseen starting date : April 2021
  • Job Reference : UOL03745
  • Further Information

    Applications (in English) should contain the following documents :

  • Cover letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Name and addresses of referees
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception.

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