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.

Successful candidates will join the Bioinformatics Core, led by Prof. Reinhard Schneider, which focuses on managing and analysing complex biomedical and clinical data in translational research projects. We are internationally and nationally recognized for our GDPR compliant data hosting solutions and data management systems. We develop innovative methodologies for data mining, federated data analysis, and data FAIRification. We strongly advocate following responsible reproducible research (R3) principles and best practices in software development.  For more information, please visit our website.

The position is part of the IDERHA project (Integration of heterogeneous Data and Evidence towards Regulatory and HTA Acceptance), funded by Innovative Health Initiative (IHI).

Your Role…
  • Work closely with other project members to ensure data quality, compliance with the FAIR data principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability) and alignment with emerging European Health Data Space (EHDS) requirements,
  • Identify, recommend and use existing standards and ontologies for different data types e.g. pre-clinical/clinical: phenotypes, molecular data, imaging, patient-generated health data (PGHD) created by wearables and telemonitoring devices, etc.,
  • Handle electronic medical records, perform clinical and omics data curation, standardisation, integration and analysis,
  • Collaborate on the design, implementation and publication of a recommended set of standards and models for health data exchange,
  • Participate in the development of the data and computing platform for the share, access and analysis (including machine learning) of data in both centralized and federated ways,
  • Collaborate with the ELIXIR-Luxembourg to ensure long-term sustainability of the project, including database, analysis portal and related outputs (results, tools, software modules and algorithms).
What we expect from you…
  • A PhD in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine or similar, with an interest in biomedical informatics and translational medicine
  • Good knowledge of electronic medical records, clinical and translational data standards and analysis frameworks such as OMOP/OHDSI, FHIR/HL7, Open mHealth/IEEE, DICOM, ISO-TC215, CDISC, PCHA or similar,
  • Experience with data modelling, knowledge of controlled terminologies and ontologies,
  • Computer scripting/programming skills (e.g. Java or Python or R),
  • Proven work experience with clinical and translational medicine data curation, harmonisation and standardisation,
  • Knowledge of clinical and translational landscape, especially European Health Data Space (EHDS) is advantageous,
  • Experience of collaborative research, research management and project management,
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize and execute tasks in a highly dynamic environment,
  • Excellent communication skills in English and the ability to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs and to work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal and external partners.
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 36 Month (extension possible up to 60 months in total)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job reference: UOL05874

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 81072 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications and projects
  • A cover letter describing experience and future interests
  • Contact information and recommendation letters from at least three referees

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.

For further information, please contact Dr. Venkata SATAGOPAM (email address: Use the job reference number mentioned above in the subject line of your email.

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