University of Luxembourg


The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancies in the Interdisciplinary Centre “Luxembourg Centre of Systems BioMedicine (LCSB)” and in the Life Sciences Research Unit (LSRU) of the Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication

Doctoral candidates (PhD students) in Systems Biomedicine or Molecular Biomedicine
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• Fixed-term contract 3 years, 40h/week renewable once (max. 4 years)
• Student and Employee status
• Submission deadline for applications: April 20th, 2012
• Obligatory Selection Day in Luxembourg: June 12th, 2012
• Possible starting dates: from August 2012 on

The successful candidates will be members in the future Doctoral School in Systems and Molecular Biomedicine. Bringing together biologists, computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists, the program aims at federating efforts to offer early stage researchers excellent research training tailored to their specific needs.

The interdisciplinary program of the school is tightly linked to LSRU’s and LCSB’s research programs focusing on major diseases, such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and inflammation.
The research program will rely on two pillars:
A: Molecular Biomedicine offering research training in modern biosciences with relevance to human health and disease, and
B: Systems Biomedicine offering research training with a strong focus on computer-based systems biology approaches.

Profile required for “Systems Biomedicine”:
• Master in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Physics, Applied mathematics, Engineering, Neurobiology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline.
• High interest in research in the area of systems and computational biology, bioinformatics with a special focus on the analysis of disease-related networks.
Profile required for “Molecular Biomedicine”:
• Master in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine or a related discipline.
• High interest in research on the molecular basis of human diseases.
General requirements:
• Excellent working and general knowledge in English is required; knowledge in German or French is an advantage
• Strong communication skills, perseverance
• Sense of initiative, team spirit and ability to work independently

Applications must contain the following documents:
• A detailed Curriculum vitae
• Obligatory 200 words scientific essay on one specific available project
• A motivation letter
• Copies of diploma and grades (otherwise not accepted)
• List of publications (if available)
• Name and contact information for referees

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Thomas Sauter (
Interested candidates are invited to send their applications in electronic version in English until April 20th, 2012 exclusively to:
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


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