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.

Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine.

The Metabolomics Platform is a mass spectrometry service facility within the LCSB. Its main goal is to offer analytical services to research groups at the LCSB and in Luxembourg. Our vision is to not only act as a measurement facility but to offer consulting in experimental design for metabolism related analyses to provide optimal results. It is also to provide and develop analytical methods to address a broad spectrum of biological questions. The unit comprises state-of-the-art instruments including LC-MS, IC-MS and GC-MS instruments (with Orbitrap, QQQ, QToF and QTRAP mass analyzers).

Area: metabolomics (small molecules), mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, ion chromatography, gas chromatography

Your Role…
  • Design/perform various experiments using core technologies such as LC-MS, IC-MS and GC-MS
  • Analyze data and write reports, protocols, SOP’s and other documentation (LIMS)
  • Develop extraction and analytical methods for biological sample matrices
  • Maintain and troubleshoot analytical instruments as needed
  • Critically review the experimental design of projects which include core technologies
  • Interact and collaborate with scientists at all levels (PhD students, postdocs, principal investigators, professors)
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Prepare and submit scientific material for peer review for publication independently or in collaboration with other researchers
What we expect from you…
  • PhD in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or any other relevant discipline
  • Strong theoretical and practical competences in analytical chemistry, especially chromatography – mass spectrometry techniques (LC-MS, IC-MS and GC-MS)
  • Strong hands-on experience of Metabolomics (small molecules) approaches, incl. method development, measurement of large sample sets, etc.
  • Experience in sample preparation from multiple biological (potentially infectious) matrices (g., blood, urine, stool, tissue, cells, bacteria, yeast)
  • Solid experience with computational metabolomics data analysis tools and strong notions in statistical methods for metabolomics data analysis
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and able to perform team oriented as well as independent work
  • Good knowledge and understanding of metabolism and previous experience(s) in life science-related research will be considered as a strong plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are a must
In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05594

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Any additional material highlighting experience in working with chromatography – mass spectrometry instruments (e.g., training certificates), as well as other relevant qualifications

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply 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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