The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Luxembourg. We conduct fundamental and translational research in the field of Systems Biology and Biomedicine – in the lab, in the clinic and in silico. We focus on neurodegenerative processes and are especially interested in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and their contributing factors.

The LCSB recruits talented scientists from various disciplines: computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists and clinicians from more than 50 countries currently work at the LCSB. We excel because we are truly interdisciplinary and together we contribute to science and society.

The Imaging AI group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine is offering a fully funded PhD student position.

Your Role…

The junior group in Imaging AI develops applied AI research focused on biomedical signal analysis and medical image computing. Applications cover the classical problems of segmentation, classification, and prediction modelling. Our aim towards more robust AI models for medical image computing, in particular by domain adaptation, joint embedding architectures or similar techniques. The general aim is translating bleeding edge algorithms from fundamental AI research closer to a concrete biomedical application. Application focuses are currently neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumours.

What we expect from you…
  • Master’s degree in computer science or related discipline
  • Strong interest in applied machine learning, including but not limited to deep learning
  • Strong interest in image analysis / computer vision and pattern recognition, including but not limited to biomedical applications
  • Experience utilising GPU enabled High-Performance Computing environments is an asset
  • Experience with recent deep learning frameworks (e.g. Pytorch, MONAI) and programming languages (Python, Matlab) are an advantage
  • Open minded critical thinker, willing to actively contribute to the further development of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary research team
  • Very strong organisational and analytical skills
  • Enthusiasm and great commitment to research
  • Excellent command of English language

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who share our passion for research, are interested in acquiring new skills and wish to be part of an international interdisciplinary team.

At our team we follow a leadership concept of promoting independent work and autonomous collaboration of team members towards common goals. We expect doctoral candidate to actively contribute with their diverse experience to the projects of their peers to move forward together. In return, we offer individual mentorship, an always open door and support external trainings and personal development efforts tailored to the individual needs of candidates.

Contact for further information
Dr. Andreas Husch:

Here’s what awaits you at the LCSB…
  • Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, laboratory and administrative support
  • Truly connected. We work together with hospitals and research institutes on a national and international level as well as industrial partners. Connection between science and society is very important to us. From our school lab – the Scienteens Lab – to the different outreach activities and collaborative partnerships with patient associations, we love to listen to society’s needs and share our passion for science
  • Be part of a multicultural team. At the LCSB we have more than 50 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short…
  • Contract type: Fixed-term contract for 36 months (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Earlier start date: October 2023
  • Employee and student status
  • Location: Belval
  • Job reference: UOL05950

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 39953 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed curriculum Vitae
  • A motivation letter that justifies your interest in our specific field
  • Copy of master’s diploma (if already available)
  • Copy of transcript of records
  • Confidential reference letters directly provided by e-mail ( ASAP after submitting the application are welcome

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.

About the University of Luxembourg…

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and has 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.

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