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.
The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) as part of a recently funded EU-funded FET project :
Technician focusing on supporting the development of biomolecular extraction techniques for meta-omics high-throughput experiments
Meta-omic analyses of marine sedimentary samples
The Systems Ecology group at the LCSB has an immediate opening for a motivated and talented laboratory technician (entry- to advanced- level position) to assist with the extraction of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins) from marine sedimentary samples in the EU-funded FET project PROSPECTOMICS.
PROSPECTOMICS is an international project with consortium members from the Universities of Duisburg-Essen, Greifswald, Luxembourg, and Vienna as well as from Lundin Energy Norway and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
This highly interdisciplinary project will investigate the effects of natural hydrocarbon leakage on the microbial communities in marine sedimentary systems in unprecedented detail.
You will support daily lab operations, including ordering lab supplies, sample organization and preparation, biomolecular extraction, protocol optimization, as well as interaction with project partners and platform personnel (internal and external).
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.
Important technical competencies and tasks include, but are not limited to :
What we expect from you