University of Luxembourg

Postdoc in Life Sciences and Medicine

2023-10-15 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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(Valid from 13/09/2023 to 16/10/2023)   

Language: English (UK) 

Location Belval 

Country: Luxembourg   

Organisation data: Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM) 

Job Number: UOL06008 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 

Duration 36 Month 

Schedule Type: Full Time 

Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week 

Expected Start Date: 01/11/2023   

Functions: Postdoctorant 

Job (internal): Postdoctoral researcher     

The University | About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

The Department of Life Sciences and Medicine (DLSM) at the University of Luxembourg combines research groups led by biomedical scientists with technological platforms and models on different scales, covering in silico, in vitro and in vivo models in addition to patients and family studies as essential elements of research strategy. The department also closely cooperates with the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), an interdisciplinary centre of the University of Luxembourg, combining experimental, medical and computational approaches to analyze complex biological systems and disease processes.

 Your Role...

To support our translational biomedical research unit, the DLSM is currently looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher. The candidate will perform research at the Team of Medicine.  


  • Explore, develop and conduct scientific concepts for clinical and experimental research projects with focus on, but not exclusively, chronic inflammatory, metabolic diseases and neurodegeneration
  • A particular focus will rely on the impact of the microbiome, caloric restriction, fasting and fasting mimicking on chronic non-communicable diseases
  • Plan and conduct experiments in the context of clinical research such as gathering and processing of patient derived material, analysis of samples using standard and high throughput biomedical methodologies
  • Analyze and interpret results and data obtained, especially in liaising with computational biology experts and prepare result report documentation
  • Write regularly progress reports, prepare document research projects, contribute to manuscripts from scientific results, prepare presentations for internal and external scientific meetings and grant proposals
  • Develop and prepare teaching activities for practical's, lectures and tutorials

Clinical focus:

  • Engage in relationship management with partners, both internally and externally, patient recruitment, pre-and postanalytical handling of samples

Laboratory focus:

  • You may participate in clinical and laboratory research, design and conduct experiments

 What we expect from you…

  • MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent diploma in natural sciences (preferably medicine, human biology, biochemistry)
  • Knowledge of molecular biology and medical (patho)physiology
  • Ability to write papers, reports and grant applications
  • Good self-organisational and communication skills for a small team
  • Flexibility to quickly adapt to new tasks (multitasking)
  • Ability to travel to cooperation partners within the greater region (UniGR)
  • Contribute to fund attraction activities
  • Assist and/or contribute in teaching activities
  • Support in the supervision of PhD/master/bachelor students
  • Good knowledge and command in English, French and German would be of advantage

Depending on focus:

  • Experience in clinical study management/project management is desirable or
  • Background in laboratory research including handling/experimentation with laboratory animals desirable
  • Experience in or previous exposure to bioinformatics would be an asset
  • Fluency in English mandatory, and good level of French and German is desired

 In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (with a possibility of prolongation for additional 2 years)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL06008

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Scientific track record

We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 15/10/2023. 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 …
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  • Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University

Further information...

For further information and application details, please contact Prof. Dr. Jochen Schneider via email: 

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Job details

Postdoc in Life Sciences and Medicine
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
Application deadline
2023-10-15 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2023-10-15 23:59 (CET)
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