Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

Publiée le 05/03/2023

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

The University | About us...


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 focuses among others 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.


The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) was created within the Health Technologies Initiative from the Government of Luxembourg as one of the research priorities of the University of Luxembourg. The LCSB is an Interdisciplinary Centre of the University independent of the faculties. It combines experimental and computational approaches to analyze complex biological systems and disease processes from a systems biology perspective. The Computational Biology Group (CBG) provides the LCSB with a solid infrastructure in developing theoretical framework for computational modeling on biomedical problems, especially in the area of network biology. The CBG group includes researchers with theoretical, computational and wet lab backgrounds, thereby providing an unique interdisciplinary environment.


Your Role...


The Computational Biology Group seeks a highly skilled and motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on an exciting project that aims at developing a computational framework for modeling inter-cellular interactions to understand the mechanisms of inflammation in aging and disease. In particular, the successful candidate will develop cell-cell interaction models, using network-based computational approaches and single-cell transcriptomics data. Furthermore, the candidate will build data-driven computational models for cell population dynamics and designing intervention strategies. The topics of the research project include the prediction of candidate therapeutic targets for alleviating periodic, noninfectious fever episodes of unknown origin in pediatric patients in collaboration with clinicians in Germany. Finally, the candidate will participate in the project management and planning, including supervision of Ph.D. students. 

 

What we expect from you…


Essential skills and qualities:


  • Ph.D. degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, biology, computer science or related disciplines
  • Strong computational skills (demonstrable project in the relevant field)
  • A strong first-author publication record in the relevant field
  • Excellent working knowledge in English


Ideal skills:


  • A record of first-author publications in the fields of bioinformatics and/or computational biology
  • Prior experience in mathematical modeling of biological networks

 

We offer...


  • Opportunity to do highly interdisciplinary research and solve complex biomedical problems within a highly dynamic research institution (LCSB) and in collaboration with internationally recognized partners
  • An international and multi-lingual environment

 

In Short...


  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 12 Month (extension possible)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL05183
  • 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


We ensure a full consideration for applications received by 1st of April 2023. 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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