Postdoctoral fellow position in the field of RAS drug development
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Ideal position to initiate your independent research career as an academic researcher in the Cancer Cell Biology group under the supervision of Prof.

Daniel Abankwa. The Cancer Cell Biology group aims at understanding how the notorious oncogene RAS drives cancer cell stemness and how to drug target it ().

You will employ and have experience with a broad spectrum of techniques, to develop and characterize novel types of Ras inhibitors, including fluorescence polarization, luciferase complementation, cellular BRET and FRET, SPR, signaling, protein-biochemistry and 2D / 3D cell growth data.


  • Opportunity to establish independence within 5 years and secure own competitive funding
  • Conduct self-driven experimental research towards the lab aims
  • Opportunity to contribute to teaching
  • What we expect from you

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, chemical biological or related disciplines
  • Must have strong experience with at least two of the luminescence methods mentioned above
  • Very good organizational skills, attention to detail, persistence
  • Excellent command of English
  • Strong scientific training and mentoring
  • Learn cutting-edge drug development methods with an application focus
  • International, vibrant research environment on the brand new Belval campus
  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 60 months in total)
  • Work Hours : 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date : January 2023
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL04972
  • The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77.167,08 (full time)

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