Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) is the leading public research center in Luxembourg for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in biomedicine and public health.
Our clinically-oriented biomedical research activities in Oncology, Infection & Immunity and Population Health encompass the generation of knowledge on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of diseases with large impacts on public health and the epidemiological surveillance of these diseases.
With the mission to deliver scientific, economic and societal value for Luxembourg, LIH aims to translate knowledge into clinical applications impacting on healthcare systems while shaping personalized medicine.
The Eco-Immunology and Microbiome Unit within the Department of Infection and Immunity is seeking a : *Post-Doctoral Fellow : Gut microbiome and mucosal barrier in multiple sclerosis*
2 to 3 year fixed-term contract (possibility of extension), full time
We are looking for a talented candidate to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual postdoctoral fellowship 2020.
The interested candidate will submit an MSCA fellowship jointly with the Ecoimmunology & Microbiome Group’ headed by Prof.
Mahesh S. Desai. The research project will focus on the interactions between diet, the gut microbiome and colonic mucus in a neurodegenerative disease multiple sclerosis (MS).
The project is based on the published work (Desai et al., Cell, 2016; Martens Desai, Nature Reviews Microbiology, 2018) on the same topic and involves gnotobiotic mouse models, synthetic microbial communities, MS patient cohorts and key international collaborations in Europe, USA and Japan.
The postdoc will participate in an exciting research program in an international research team with prior success with the MSCA applications.
Scientific and professional guidance will be provided to submit the application for a postdoctoral fellowship that, if successful, could be initiated between spring 2021 to early 2022.
A 'bridge funding’ option may be available to start earlier in 2020 before the outcome of the fellowship application.
understanding the microbiome-based mechanisms of MS pathogenesis.
while trying to optimize productivity.