Postdoctoral Researcher in Systems Biomedicine with focus on Epilepsy
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The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) :

Postdoctoral Researcher in Systems Biomedicine with focus on Epilepsy (m / f)

  • Ref. 50013760 (R-AGR-3327-12-C)
  • Fixed-term contract 24 months, with possibility of extension up to 5 years,
  • Full-time position (40h / week)
  • Start date : 1st July 2019 (or as soon as possible)
  • Your Role

    Area : the successful applicant (m / f) will be a member of the Integrative Cell Signalling Group headed by Dr. Alexander Skupin at the LCSB.

    The main goal of the group is to combine state-of-the-art imaging and single cell techniques with mechanistic modelling and bioinformatics analyses to investigate how the emergent behaviour of cells, organs and organisms originates from molecular entities.

    Description : we seek a highly skilled and motivated postdoc to develop a research project focused on studying the genetics of epileptogenesis using an in vivo model (zebrafish).

    In brief, the research project includes the generation of zebrafish lines and / or the use of available lines with epilepsy-

    specific mutations to perform deep phenotyping within the context of epilepsy. This position is part of a German-Luxembourgish research unit focusing on the complex genetics of generalized epilepsies.

    More specifically your tasks will include :

  • Performance of molecular biology experiments such as CRISPR / Cas9 mutagenesis and PCR-based genotyping of zebrafish
  • Deep characterization of mutant lines by light sheet microscopy and single cell RNA sequencing
  • Performance of experiments using zebrafish embryos / larvae e.g. microinjections, behavioral tests, open field recordings
  • Modern data management and project documentation
  • Maintenance of a clean laboratory setting
  • Your Profile

  • A PhD degree in molecular biology, neurosciences, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or another similar life science related discipline
  • Experience with molecular biology and microscopy techniques
  • Experience with working with animals is preferred (animal laboratory science certificate is required), previous experience with aquaculture techniques and / or with zebrafish will be considered as an advantage
  • Programing skills and knowledge of biomedical data will be considered as an advantage
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential
  • We offer

  • Opportunity to work in an exciting international, interdisciplinary research environment
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the group’s research
  • Opportunity for professional trainings
  • Further Information

    Applications (in English) should contain the following documents :

  • A detailed Curriculum vitae
  • A motivation letter that includes a brief description of previous research experience and future interests
  • Copies of Master’s and PhD degree or equivalent certificate (if not yet received)
  • A scan of your animal laboratory science certificate (Function A required)
  • Name and contact details of at least two referees
  • Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

    The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Please apply online until 20th April 2019.

    Only applications submitted via this link will be considered.

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