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University of Luxembourg

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

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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.

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) was created within the Health Technologies Initiative from the Government of Luxembourg as one of the research priorities of the University of Luxembourg. The LCSB is an Interdisciplinary Centre of the University independent of the faculties. It combines experimental and computational approaches to analyze complex biological systems and disease processes from a systems biology perspective. The Computational Biology Group (CBG) includes researchers with theoretical, computational and wet lab backgrounds, thereby providing a unique interdisciplinary environment.

Your Role...

The CBG seeks a highly skilled and motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on exciting projects that aim at analyzing high-throughput omics data and developing a computational framework for understanding gene interactions and inter-cellular interactions. In particular, the successful candidate will be analyzing single-cell RNA-seq data and develop network-based bioinformatics pipelines. The topics of the research project include, but not limited to, non-cancer disease, stem cells, rejuvenation and regenerative medicine in the context of muscle, brain, and other tissues. In addition, the successful candidate will maintain the CBG long-standing collaboration track with experimental biologists to validate predictions of the models. Finally, he/she will participate in the project management and planning, including supervision of Ph.D. students of the project.

What we expect from you…

Essential skills and qualities:

  • Ph.D. degree in biology, bioinformatics, data science, physics or related discipline
  • Strong computational skills (demonstrable project in the relevant field)
  • A first-author publication record in the relevant field
  • Excellent working knowledge in English

We offer...

  • Opportunity to do highly interdisciplinary research and solve complex biomedical problems within a highly dynamic research institution (LCSB) and in collaboration with internationally recognized partners
  • An international and multi-lingual environment
  • A very competitive salary and a range of social benefits

In Short...

  • Contract Type: 24 months fixed-term contract (with a possibility of renewal extension)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL02964
  • The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 75.285 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 1st of March 2022 - then the posting will remain until until filled.

Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
  • Find out more about the University
  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Antonio del Sol / E-mail: antonio.delsol@uni.lu

Job details

Title
Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Location
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi , Luxembourg
Published
2021-12-14
Application deadline
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