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Doctorale Candidate (PhD student) in Disease Modelling/Chemical Biology

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
Doctorale Candidate (PhD student) in Disease Modelling/Chemical Biology (m/f)
  • Fixed-term contract 3 years, 40h/week
  • Employee status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref. I1R-BCM-PAU-14BATD
     
    Area:
    neurodegeneration, yeast disease models, zebrafish disease models, chemical biology
     
    Tasks/Mission:
  • Creation of yeast and zebrafish models of Batten disease (also known as juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (JNCL), the most common neurodegenerative disease in children)
  • Phenotyping of these disease models
  • Chemical modifer screens in both yeast and zebrafish models of Batten disease
  • Initial analysis of the mechanism of action of active small molecules
     
    Profile:
  • Master in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Bioengineering or a related discipline.
  • Strong background in chemistry and molecular biology, as well as some knowledge in bioinformatics are expected.
  • Previous experience with yeast and/or zebrafish will be considered as important asset(s).
  • Flexible regarding research stays abroad.
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills are required.
 
Offer:
  • Opportunity to participate in the development and integration of the recently created yeast and zebrafish platforms at LCSB.
  • An exciting international research environment.
  • The University offers competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.
 
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Alexander Crawford (alexander.crawford@uni.lu) or Dr. Carole Linster (carole.linster@uni.lu)
 
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
  • Cover letter (motivation for this position, past research experience and future interests) mentioning the reference number
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact information of three references
 
Please apply online until 31st January, 2015 via the following link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/isep
 

 

Contact detail


How to apply:
Please apply online until 31st January, 2015 via the following link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/isep
 
Send application to
Carole Linster
Alex Crawford

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Luxembourg
Working place
1511 Luxembourg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences