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 University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) – Integrative Cell Signaling group: Research & Development Specialist.

Successful candidates will join the Integrative Cell Signalling group, led by Prof. Alexander Skupin, which performs interdisciplinary research in brain disorders. Specifically, the group focuses on common pathways perturbed in neurodegeneration by multiscale approaches including multiomics characterization, bioinformatics analyses and mechanistic modelling. For more information, please visit our webpage.

x;”>The R&D specialist will support the implementation of various multiomics projects by further developing, implementing, and validating experimental multiomics protocols for patient-derived iPSC differentiation experiments, which will investigate underlying mechanisms of neurodegeneration.

Your Role…
  • General support of lab activities
  • Generation of multiomics data sets
  • Developing integrative multiomics approaches
  • Assessment of impaired cellular functions in neurodegeneration (including RNA-seq, proteomics and metabolomics)
  • Data analysis, data interpretation and reporting of results
  • Participate in knowledge dissemination activities through the preparation of scientific publications or presentations in scientific venues
  • Support funding applications (support hypothesis generation, conception, and grant writing)
  • Participate in teaching activities (seminars and practicals)
  • Support and tutoring of activity of students
What we expect from you…
  • MSc in Life Sciences, Neurosciences, Molecular Biology or related field with solid lab experience (+5 years)
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research and omics technologies
  • Proven experience (+5 years) in cell culture and in at least one omics approach
  • Good command of molecular biology methods
  • Experience in omics analyses is considered an advantage
  • Knowledge in transcriptomics and proteomics
  • Skills to autonomously conduct data analysis with solid understanding of statistics
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with proven experience in the writing of scientific publications
  • Excellent team-working, interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate with local and international partners
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to research
  • Ability to think ahead as well as to troubleshoot
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 24 Month (with potential opportunity for extension)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job reference: UOL05871
How to apply…

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • Copies of diploma and transcripts
  • Name and addresses of 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 Prof. A. Skupin at Use the job title and reference number mentioned above in the subject line of your email.

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