Luxembourg is a dynamic multicultural country in the heart of Europe with a strong research and development culture supported by important financial and organisational resources. It offers state-of-the-art facilities and an excellent training environment for early-stage researchers, in particular in life sciences and systems biomedicine.

Within Luxembourg, high-level and innovative biomedical research is carried out at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) as well as at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine and the department of Life Sciences and Medicine of the University of Luxembourg.

The Research-intensive program, aims to respond to the unmet needs of training competent immunologists in an interdisciplinary environment by tackling next-generation immunology challenges from wet-lab procedures to big data.
The program covers analysis of “omics” and clinical data, as well as basic and translational biomedical knowledge.

The program includes transferable skills training, support in career development, scientific lectures by international speakers and annual PhD retreats. 

PhD candidates will conduct their research projects either at the LIH’s Department of Infection and Immunity (Esch-sur-Alzette), at the LIH’s Department of Cancer Research (Strassen), at the Laboratoire National de Santé (Dudelange) or at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine and at the Department of Life Sciences and Medicine of the University of Luxembourg (Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette).

All PhD candidates will be enrolled at the University of Luxembourg.

The program will allow the candidates to obtain a PhD degree in biology with a specialisation in either:

  • Immunometabolism
  • Systems immunology
  • Fundamental immunology
  • Chronic inflammation and autoimmunity
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Molecular and cellular allergology
  • Epigenetics applied to immunology

More information on NextImmune2 and the available positions/projects  can be found HERE

We are seeking excellent and highly motivated candidates holding a Master’s degree in a field related to the topics of the PhD program (MSc or equivalent). Very good English language skills are required as English is the working language.


More specific information on NEXTIMMUNE can be obtained from the program coordinator, Prof Dirk Brenner,  Deputy Director (Research and Strategy) of LIH’s Department of Infection and


  • Contract type:         Up to 4 years fixed-term contract
  • Work hours:             Full time (40h/week)
  • Location:                  Esch-sur-Alzette, Strassen or Dudelange
  • Start date:               Earliest start date will be beginning of 2023, after a comprehensive and competitive selection process starting in September 2022. Further positions can be                                    filled over the next 24 months
  • Ref:                           VD/DTU2NEXTIMMUNE0722/DB/DII


Applications including the following mandatory documents:
1.    cover letter stating up to 3 project preferences (please write the chosen project numbers in the title of the cover letter)
2.    a full curriculum vitae with at least 2 references (contact details only)
3.    the relevant diplomas showing marks  (MSc, MD or equivalent)

should be submitted by 1 September 2022 through the “apply button” below ONLY.

Only complete applications (as outlined above) in English submitted via this portal will be considered..


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